Review of Geological history of Greenland—four billion years of Earth evolution, by Niels Henriksen

  • Synnøve Elvevold


A translation of the Danish book Grønlands geologiske udvikling, published in 2005, Geological history of Greenland summarizes the results of more than 60 years of geological mapping and investigations in Greenland by the Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland. This is a beautifully illustrated, large-format volume. The 270 pages provide a stunning visual presentation, with as many as 850 colour illustrations, photographs and maps accompanied by comprehensive captions. Even if the reader has only a very limited knowledge or interest in geology, the many high-quality scenic pictures of Greenlandic landscapes are impressive. Sixty fact boxes explain basic geological concepts and processes. A full glossary of geological terms, as well as suggestions for further reading, is also provided.


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Elvevold S. (2010). Review of <em>Geological history of Greenland—four billion years of Earth evolution</em&gt;, by Niels Henriksen. Polar Research, 29(3), 469.
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