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Caribbean Geology into the Third Millenium: Transactions of the Fifteenth Caribbean Geological Conference by Trevor A. Jackson
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Studio: University Press of the West Indies
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 10.56" Width: 8.94" Height: 0.7" Weight: 1.78 lbs.
Publisher University Press of the West Indies
ISBN 9766401004 ISBN13 9789766401009
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More About Trevor A. Jackson
jackson is a senior lecturer, dept of geography, uwi, mona, jamaica
Reviews - What do customers think about Caribbean Geology into the Third Millenium: Transactions of the Fifteenth Caribbean Geological Conference?
Caribbean geology Mar 18, 2009
This book is a compendium of papers presented at a technical conference of geologists in Jamaica in 1998, so it is, as of this writing, 11 years out of date. I personally was interested in learning about the plate tectonics of the area prior to traveling there. The first several papers do cover that topic; then the topics go on to other areas such as paleontology, mineralogy, and selected local geology. The content is rather technical, and casual amateur geologists might find it a bit hard sledding. Fortunately, though I am not a professional geologist, I do know enough technical material to find those articles in which I was interested quite readable. But what I really wanted was a Roadside Geology Series type of book for the area, but I'm not holding my breath for one to come out (maybe Puerto Rico & the Virgin Islands someday). I would, however, recommend the book to anyone who finds these geological articles, as described above, of interest.