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Find Your Science at GSA
5 August 2010
GSA Release No.10-42
Christa Stratton
Director of Education, Communication, & Outreach
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New GSA Book Delves Straight into the Heart of Italy

Boulder, CO, USA - Richly illustrated with 48 full-color figures and a CD-ROM of completely updated geologic maps of the region, this new Special Paper from The Geological Society of America details the geology, geometry, and geography of the central-southern Apennines of Italy. It is a useful and up-to-date reference for researchers, teachers, and explorationists and can be used to plan either real or virtual field trips to some of the most beautiful mountain areas of Italy.

Authors Livio Vezzani of the University of Torino, Andrea Festa of the University of Torino and Miami University, and Francesca D. Ghisetti of TerraGeoLogica and the University of Canterbury provide "entirely revised and original cartography" and complete stratigraphic-structural documentation on the book's CD-ROM insert. Accompanying this up-to-date information is a comprehensive review of the geology and tectonics of the central-southern Apennines, what the authors call "one of the classical fold-and-thrust belts of the Alpine orogeny."

Individual copies of the volume may be purchased through the Geological Society of America online store,, or by contacting GSA Sales and Service, .

Book editors of earth science journals/publications may request a review copy by contacting Jeanette Hammann, .

Geology and Tectonic Evolution of the Central-Southern Apennines, Italy
by Livio Vezzani, Andrea Festa, and Francesca C. Ghisetti
Geological Society of America Special Paper 469
SPE469, 58 p. plus CD-ROM, $45.00, GSA Member price $30.00
ISBN 978-0-8137-2469-0