Published on 12 February 1997
Peri-Tethys Memoir 2 addresses the stratigraphic and structural evolution of the Alpine-Mediterranean orogen and its hydrocarbon systems. Geographie coverage reaches from Morocco via the Pyrenees, Alps, Carpathians, Apennines and Albanides to the Crimea and southern Turkey. This memoir is the product of close cooperation between academie and industrial Earth scientists. All papers are based on recent compilations, integrating surface and sub-surface geological and geophysical data acquired during hydrocarbon exploration and/or scientific programs. They are aimed at unravelling the architecture and origin of specific fold-and-thrust belts or basins. Much of the data presented have not previously been published or were inaccessible to Western readers. The memoir consists of a 552 page volume containing 24 richly illustrated papers with many black and white and colour figures, and a box, which contains 31 loose leaf foldouts, 20 of them in colour, presenting maps, cross-sections and seismic profiles.
Peter A. Ziegler (Geological-Paleontological Institute, University of Basel, Switzerland, retired petroleum geologist) and Frank Horvàth (Geophysical Institute, Lorand Eotvos University, Budapest, Hungary) convened the American Association of Petroleum Geologists Symposium held in The Hague out of which this memoir developed.
ZIEGLER P. A. & HORVÀTH F. (eds) 1997 — Peri-Tethys Memoir 2: Structure and Prospects of Alpine Basins and Forelands. Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle, Paris, 550 p. (Mémoires du Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle ; 170).