The Geology of England and Wales

Author: P. J. Brenchley

Publisher: Geological Society of London

ISBN: 9781862392007

Category: Science

Page: 559

View: 376

This second edition of The Geology of England and Wales is considerably expanded from its predecessor, reflecting the increase in our knowledge of the region, and particularly of the offshore areas. Forty specialists have contributed to 18 chapters, which cover a time range from 700 million years ago to 200 million years into the future. A new format places all the chapters in approximately temporal order. Both offshore and economic geology now form an integral part of appropriate chapters. Most of England and Wales is formed from part of a single terrane, Avalonia, and its pre-Cambrian (Neoproterozoic) history is preserved in patches. However the time intervals from the Cambrian to the present day are well represented in our sequences and the Cambrian, Ordovician, Silurian and Devonian systems were all defined here. William Smith's map of England and Wales was the world's first geological map of a country and the British Geological Survey's copy is reproduced in the introductory chapter. This chapter, by the editors, consists of a broad overview aimed particularly at the non-specialist while guiding the reader towards the appropriate succeeding chapters. The volume concludes with a look at the future, from the short-term effects of climate change and sea-level rise to the position of our region in a possible plate tectonic configuration 200 million years hence. While the authors have taken a 'dynamic' view of the evolution of the area over geological time, they have also ensured that the geological evidence on which the interpretations are based is reviewed thoroughly. Hence the volume provides a valuable resource for both Earth scientists and the broader community.

Outlines of the Geology of England and Wales

With an Introductory Compendium of the General Principles of that Science, and Comparative Views of the Structure of Foreign Countries : Illustrated by a Colored Map and Sections &c. 1

Author: William D... Conybeare,William Phillips

Publisher: N.A



Page: 470

View: 5022


Geological History of Britain and Ireland

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

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118274059

Category: Science

Page: 432

View: 8123

Britain and Ireland have a remarkably varied geology for so small a fragment of continental crust, with a fine rock record back through three billion years of geological time. This history would have been interesting enough if it had been played out on relatively stable continental crust. However, Britain and Ireland have developed at a tectonic crossroads, on crust once traversed by subduction zones and volcanic arcs, continental rifts and mountain belts. The resulting complexity is instructive, fascinating and perplexing. Geological History of Britain and Ireland tells the region's story at a level accessible to undergraduate geologists, as well as to postgraduates, professionals or informed amateurs. This second edition is fully revised and updated, reflecting our continually developing knowledge of the region's geology. Full coverage is again given to the rich Precambrian and Early Palaeozoic history, as well as to later events more relevant to hydrocarbon exploration. The book is an essential starting point for more detailed studies of the regional geology. Additional resources for this book can be found at:

The Great Turning Point

The Chgurch's Catastrophi Mistake on Geology -- Before Dawwin

Author: Terry Mortenson

Publisher: New Leaf Publishing Group

ISBN: 0890514089

Category: Religion

Page: 272

View: 4877

Many people in the Church today have the idea that young-earth creationism is a fairly recent invention, popularized by fundamentalist Christians in the mid-20th century. Is this view correct? In fact, scholar Terry Mortenson has done fascinating original research on this subject in England, and documents that several leading, pre-Darwin scholars and scientists, known as scriptural geologists did not believe in long ages for the earth. Mortenson sheds light on the following: Before Darwin, what did the Church believe about the age of the earth? Why did it believe this way? What was the controversy that rocked the Church in 19th-century England? Who were the scriptural geologists? What influences did the Church contend with even before Darwin's book? What is the stance of the Church today?

Time Matters

Geology's Legacy to Scientific Thought

Author: Michael Leddra

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444323269

Category: Science

Page: 288

View: 7448

Time Matters provides an invaluable insight into thebackground behind some of the key concepts we use in Earth sciencetoday. It shows the historical context in which these ideas weredeveloped, the important contributions of individual scientists andthinkers, and how these ideas continue to shape our view of scienceand the world in which we live. The book covers subjects such as the age of the earth,catastrophism vs uniformitarianism, evolution vs creationism,plutonism vs neptunism, continental drift and plate tectonics. Itexplores the people involved, their ideas and the scientific andreligious power politics involved in the development. It iseffectively partly a review of the way in which science works ordoes not work. The text includes questions and comment boxes whichhelp the reader to appreciate/understand the ideas and conceptsthat have been included and their problems, strengths orweaknesses. Accessible introduction – does not assume priorknowledge Teaches scientific thought – particularly the use ofevidence Topic based – uses a set of key geological theories This book is written for anyone with an interest in geology andthe history of science, but will be particularly valuable touniversity or high-school students beginning a study of earthscience for the first time.

Jahreshefte des Vereins für vaterländische Naturkunde in Württemberg

Author: Verein für Vaterländische Naturkunde in Württemburg, Stuttgart

Publisher: N.A


Category: Natural history

Page: N.A

View: 2626

Issues for 1928-56 include Veröffentlichungen der Württembergischen Landesstellen für Naturschutz und Landschaftspflege (called 1928-34, Staatliche Stelle für Naturschutz beim Württembergischen Landesamt für Denkmalpflege; 1935- Württembergische Landesstelle für Naturschutz; 1941/48-49, Württembergische Landesstelle für Naturschutz und Landschaftspflege)