Treating the geology of Egypt and Libya as one entity, this unquestionably thorough text is divided into six parts covering the following key areas:
· the tectonic framework of Egypt and Libya and the main tectonic elements in the two countries
· the geology of the Pan-African Shield
· the Phanerozoic stratigraphy of Egypt, with a review of the stratigraphic nomenclature
· a review of the stratigraphy of Libya
· a synthesis of the geological evolution of Egypt and Libya, and how this fits into global tectonics and sea-level fluctuations.
· a bibliographic list of more than 2000 references used in the compilation of the book.
Table of Contents
Part 1: Tectonic framework of Egypt and Libya
- 1. Introduction;
Part 2: Nubian-African Shield
- 2. Nubian-African Shield;
Part 3: Phanerozoic geology of Egypt
- 3. Introduction;
- 4. Paleozoic;
- 5. Mesozoic;
- 6. Succession across the Maastrichtian-tertiary boundary;
- 7. Tertiary;
- 8. Tertiary-Quaternary;
Part 4: Phanerozoic geology of Libya
- 9. Introduction;
- 10. Paleozoic;
- 11. Mesozoic;
- 12. Tertiary;
- 13. Quaternary;
Part 5: Phanerozoic geological history
- 14. Introduction;
- 15. Phanerozoic;
- 16. Lower megasequence;
- 17. Middle megasequence;
- 18. Upper megasequence;
References; Subject index.
Ed Tawadros, Ph.D., P. Geol., is an international geological consultant presently based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. He received a B.A.Sc. degree in geology from Ain Shams University, Cairo, in 1968, followed by a post-graduate Diploma in applied geology from Cairo University, an M.Sc. degree in geology from Université de Montréal, Canada and a Ph.D. in geology from the University of St. Andrews, Scotland. Since graduation he has worked for a number of consulting and major oil companies, including the General Petroleum Company, Cairo, Egypt, Robertsen Research Company, Canadian Superior Oil, and Mobil Oil Company, Calgary, Canada, and Sirte Oil Company, Libya. He has authored and co-authored a number of papers, including the chapter on the Middle Cambrian to Lower Ordovician in the Geoligical Atlas of the Western Canada Sedimentary Basin. He is a member of the Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists (CSPG) and the Association of Professional Engineers, Geologists and Geophysicists of Alberta (APEGGA).