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By Carina Hoorn,Frank Wesselingh

The ebook specializes in geological historical past because the serious consider identifying the current biodiversity and landscapes of Amazonia. the various riding mechanisms for panorama evolution are explored by way of reviewing the background of the Amazonian Craton, the linked sedimentary basins, and the function of mountain uplift and weather swap.

This booklet provdes an perception into the Meso- and Cenozoic checklist of Amazonia that was once characterised through fluvial and long-lived lake platforms and a hugely various natural world. This fauna contains giants resembling the ca. 12 m lengthy caiman Purussaurus, but additionally a assorted fish fauna and fragile molluscs, while fossil pollen and spores shape relics of ancestral swamps and rainforests.

Finally, a assessment the molecular datasets of the trendy Amazonian rainforest and aquatic atmosphere, discussing the prospective kin among the starting place of Amazonian species range and the palaeogeographic, palaeoclimatic and palaeoenvironmental evolution of northern South the USA. The multidisciplinary method in comparing the historical past of Amazonia has led to a complete quantity that offers novel insights into the evolution of this region.

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