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Outline of the Geology of the Bohemian Massif: the Basement Rocks and their Carboniferous and Permia

June 4, 2010

The Bohemian Massif has always been of interest to both Czech and international specialists because it has exposed one of the most remark-able domains of the Variscan orogen. Several generations of geologists have already attempted to understand and elucidate its complex struc-ture. In their work, Jan Cháb and his co-workers provide basic informa-tion about the appearance, composition and structure of the Massif, and also about the fossils that have been preserved in its Paleozoic deposits. In the last chapter, the author has attempted to construct a brief scenario of the Variscan orogeny or, in other words, of the collision of the old continents, southern Gondwana and northern Laurussia, based on the most recent data. He himself says of his book: „This outline descrip-tion of the geology of the Bohemian Massif raises various questions andhypotheses in addition to providing concrete data. You select and choose, eliminate mistakes, and search for ways to understand it better.“

You can order the book via online shop. or buy it in the bookstore (Klárov 131 /3, Prague 1, 118 21, Czech republic).

Author: Pavla Peterová

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