The GEOLOGY OF BRITAIN

An Introduction

Author: Peter Toghill

Publisher: Crowood

ISBN: 1847973612

Category: Science

Page: 224

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This book is a geological history of Britain from over 2,000 million years ago to the present day and describes the enormous variety of rocks, minerals and fossils that form this fascinating island. An introductory chapter covers the fundamental principles of geology. Further chapters describe the rocks, minerals and fossils of the recognised periods of geological time, and the areas where they are found today. This book is written for the lay person interested in the great variety of Britain's rocks and landscapes but also includes a wealth of information for students at all levels.

Geological Landscapes of Britain

Author: Julian Ashbourn

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789048188611

Category: Science

Page: 271

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This book discusses the geological history of Britain from the early geological formation of the British Isles, through to the variety of currently visible rock formations and ensuing natural landscapes. It is presented as an accessible narrative which may be utilised in a variety of educational contexts, or simply enjoyed as an holistic overview of the subject. It additionally provides an important visual record of British geology in the 21st century via a portfolio of high quality, scientifically accurate photographs, which are themselves part of a larger collection, being developed to become the definitive image library for British geoscience. In addition, the book provides an insight into the relationship between the geology of Britain and how early settlers interacted with the landscape throughout Mesolithic and Neolithic times. It is a book which serves equally as a scientific reference, an introduction to the subject of British geology and, no doubt, as an edition which will remain a pleasure to own in its own right.

The Geological History of the British Isles

Author: Arlëne Hunter,Glynda Easterbrook

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780749201388

Category: Geology

Page: 143

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Essential reading for first- and second-year Geology undergraduates, A-Level Geology teachers and students and enthusiastic amateur geologists. The book includes a comprehensive glossary, maps and excellent full-colour illustrations, and is based on part of a second-level Open University short course of the same name. The landscape and surface environment of the continental crust that now forms the islands of Great Britain, Ireland and the adjacent lesser isles has undergone dramatic changes during the geological history of the Earth. This book takes the reader on a geological tour of the British Isles, showing how changes in climate, sea-level and relief can be recognized and understood in the geological record. The reader is asked to use a variety of data and geological principles to interpret how and why different rocks formed, and to identify past environments and tectonic settings. By unravelling the geological history of the British Isles, a remarkable insight is gained into the geological evolution of the whole Earth.

Geological History of Britain and Ireland

Author: Nigel H. Woodcock,R. A. Strachan

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444311603

Category: Science

Page: 432

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Britain, Ireland and their surrounding areas have a remarkably varied geology for so small a fragment of continental crust. This region contains a fine rock record from all the geological periods from Quaternary back to Cambrian, and a less continuous but still impressive catalogue of events back through nearly 2500 million years of Precambrian time. This protracted geological history would have been interesting enough to reconstruct if it had been played out on relatively stable continental crust. However, Britain and Ireland have developed instead at a tectonic crossroads, on crust traversed intermittently by subduction zones and volcanic arcs, continental rifts and mountain belts. The resulting complexity makes the geological history of this region at once fascinating and perplexing. Geological History of Britain and Ireland tells the geological story of the region at a level accessible to undergraduate geologists, as well as to postgraduates, professionals or informed amateurs. The book takes a multi-disciplinary rather than a purely stratigraphical approach, and aims to bring to life the processes behind the catalogue of historical events. Full coverage is given to the rich Precambrian and Early Palaeozoic history, as well as to later events more relevant to hydrocarbon exploration. The book is profusely illustrated and contains guides to further reading and full references to data sources, making it an essential starting point for more detailed studies of the regional geology. All British Earth science undergraduates will be required to spend some time studying British Geological History, and this book will be the only one available to British undergraduates The book takes a process-based approach, rather than simply describing the regional stratigraphy Lavishly illustrated with high-quality diagrams

The geology of Northern Ireland

our natural foundation

Author: William Ian Mitchell,Northern Ireland. Dept. of Enterprise, Trade and Investment,Geological Survey of Great Britain

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 318

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Geology of the Builth Wells district

a brief explanation of the geological map Sheet 196 Builth Wells

Author: D. I. Schofield,British Geological Survey,Natural Environment Research Council (Great Britain)

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 34

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Geology of the Kettering district

a brief explanation of the geological map sheet 171 Kettering

Author: C. Herbert,British Geological Survey,Natural Environment Research Council (Great Britain)

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 34

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The Geology of Liverpool

With Wirral and Part of the Flintshire Coalfield

Author: Charles Bertie Wedd,Bernard Smith,W. C. Simmons,Disney Alexander Wray

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Geology

Page: 183

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The Geology of the Cross Fell Area

(explanation of 1:25 000 Geological Special Sheet Comprising Parts of Sheets NY 53, 62, 63, 64, 71, 72, 73)

Author: I. C. Burgess,A. J. Wadge

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Geology

Page: 92

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