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The East African Rift System

Geodynamics and Natural Resource Potentials

  • 1st Edition - March 14, 2024
  • Authors: Athanas Simon Macheyeki, Dalaly Peter Kafumu
  • Language: English
  • Paperback ISBN:
    9 7 8 - 0 - 3 2 3 - 9 5 6 4 2 - 0
  • eBook ISBN:
    9 7 8 - 0 - 3 2 3 - 9 5 6 4 3 - 7

The East African Rift System: Geodynamics and Natural Resource Potentials provides state-of-the-art knowledge on the processes pertaining to intra continental rifting, including… Read more

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The East African Rift System: Geodynamics and Natural Resource Potentials provides state-of-the-art knowledge on the processes pertaining to intra continental rifting, including the principles of rifting, volcanic activities, and microplates. The book also provides knowledge on key natural resources available in the rift system such as geothermal and mineral resources and hydrogeological and hydrocarbon resources. Each aspect discussed in the East African Rift System has its equivalent case study, giving readers interested in each rift of the world a way to connect or link to their rift system of interest, be it a sub-chapter on rifting processes or natural resource models.

The book also describes rifting models of selected major rifts (especially continental rifts) of the world, such as the Basin and Range Province, Rio Grande (USA); Rhine Graben (France and Germany); the Tibetan Rohai (Tibet); the Shaanxi Bohai (China); Lake Baikal (Russia); North Island (Australia) and the Aegean Sea Rift (Turkey). Key aspects presented are: rift type, rift age, rift physical dimensions, geothermal gradient models, natural resources and where possible, models of exploration of particular natural resources have been provided.