drawings and 3-D illustrations: Carsten E. Thuesen m.fl. - photographic work: Jakob Lautrup, Benny M. Schark og Peter K. Warna-Moors - translation from Danish into English: James A. Chalmers and Clark R. L. Friend
The mountains and fjords of Greenland preserve a record of nearly four billion years of Earth history - a story of mountain building, volcanic eruptions, primitive life and ice ages. During the vast period of time, through processes of continental drift, Greenland has journeyed from the southern hemisphere through the tropics to its present polar position. This volume presents an account of the geological evolution of Greenland, together with its mineral wealth and hydrocarbon potential. It is written in a form that is aimed at the general reader with interest in the dramatic history of our planet.