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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.

The geology of Britain

an introduction

Author: Peter Toghill

Publisher: Crowood Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 192

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This text covers the geological history of Britain from over 2,000 million years ago to the present day. An introductory chapter covers basic geological principles, followed by chapters describing the rocks, minerals, and fossils of each period. The 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.

The Geology of Britain

An Introduction

Author: Peter Toghill

Publisher: Airlife Pub Limited

ISBN: 9781853108907

Category: Science

Page: 192

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This text covers the geological history of Britain, starting over 2000 million years ago and continuing up to the 20th century. It covers fundamental geological principles, and 13 chapters describe the rocks, minerals and fossils of the recognized geological time periods.

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.

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

Shore to Summit

A Photographic Guide to the Geology of Britain and Ireland

Author: Fran Halsall

Publisher: Frances Lincoln

ISBN: 9780711233485

Category: Geology

Page: 192

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From the White Cliffs of Dover to The Old Man of Hoy, from the Giant's Causeway to the peaks of Snowdonia, some of the world's most striking and varied landforms are found in Britain and Ireland. Award winning landscape photographer Fran Halsall has chosen one hundred places which tell the story of how these Isles were made. Arranged in order of their formation, from the three billion year old summits of Scotland's far north west, to Chesil Beach's shingle shore, astounding images and accessible text tell of volcanic eruptions, the collision of continents and aeons of deposits, erosions and upheavals, as well as the ways in which the landscapes of the British Isles have defined and been defined by countless generations.

The Geology of Japan

Author: T. Moreno,S.R. Wallis,T. Kojima,W. Gibbons

Publisher: Geological Society of London

ISBN: 1862397430

Category: Science

Page: 536

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It has been 25 years since publication of the most recent English language summary of the geology of Japan. This book offers an up-to-date comprehensive guide for those interested both in the geology of the Japanese islands and geological processes of island arcs in general. It contains contributions from over 70 different eminent researchers in their fields and is divided into 12 main chapters.

The Geology of Devon

Author: E. M. Durrance,E. B. Selwood,D. J. C. Laming

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780859897051

Category: History

Page: 480

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This completely revised edition has been rewritten to reflect the major changes in knowledge since the first edition. There are four additional chapters, on geological pioneers, engineering geology, environmental geology and off-shore geology. The book also lists all official and local sites of geological and geomorphological interest, includes an expanded reference list and a colour geological map. It is aimed at all readers with an amateur or professional interest in geology, and undergraduate fieldworkers should find the book particularly helpful. It is a companion volume to "The Geology of Cornwall" (0-85989-529-7).

The Geological Evolution of the British Isles

Author: T. R. Owen

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 1483285391

Category: Science

Page: 170

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Outlines the geological history and evolution of the British Isles and its surrounding sea areas. New information concerning Britain's evolution has emerged from the recent exploration of the seas around Britain in the search for oil and gas and much of this new information has been incorporated. The book will serve university and college students, sixth-form pupils in geology and will also be valuable to students in the allied disciplines such as geography, oceanography, and civil engineering

Geology of Shropshire

Author: Peter Toghill

Publisher: Crowood Press

ISBN: 9781861268037

Category: Science

Page: 256

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This study of the geology of Shropshire is designed to be read by students of all levels, as well as by the general public. There is no other area of comparable size in Britain which displays such a variety of geology as Shropshire, and the book covers rocks representative of 10 of the 13 recognized periods of geological time, ranging in age from 700,000,000 years old to those formed in the last Ice Age a few thousand years ago. It starts with some fundamental principles of geology and goes on to describe the rock sequence of each geological period in Shropshire, with fossils of each period being mentioned and figured, and major episodes of earth movements and volcanic activity discussed.

Geology and landscapes of Scotland Ed.2

Author: Con Gillen

Publisher: Dunedin Academic Press

ISBN: 1903544882

Category: Nature

Page: 216

View: 2009

The six hundred miles between the northernmost Shetland island and the Mull of Galloway in the South of Scotland contain some of the most interesting geology and most varied landscapes in Europe. This variety was the inspiration for a tradition of geological investigation that stretches back to the earliest earth scientists. The origins of the Scotland that we know today lie in five quite distinct geological histories. The Geology and landscapes of Scotland takes the reader on a tour of each of these regions in turn, starting with the Northwest Highlands and Outer Hebrides, which contain some of the oldest rocks on Earth, through the mountain terrains of the Highlands and Uplands to the Lowlands and then the fringes of the North Sea. A section describes the volcanic provinces of Scotland; another deals with the effects of the Ice Ages while a final section looks at Scotlands natural resources. Of equal appeal to the professional geologist seeking a broad overview of a much-studied ter

The Lie of the Land

An under-the-field guide to the British Isles

Author: Ian Vince

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 0330535889

Category: History

Page: 304

View: 9867

Like most of us, Ian Vince used to think of the British countryside as average, unexciting - as dramatic as a nice cup of tea. Then, over the course of a single car journey, the features of our green and pleasant land reawakened a fascination with geology that he had long forgotten, and he began to delve beneath the surface (metaphorically, that is). From the rocks of north-west Scotland which are amongst the oldest on the planet to St Michael's Mount off the coast of Cornwall, which was still being shaped in human memory, The Lie of the Land takes us on a journey through a fantastically exotic Britain of red desert sands, shattering continental collisions and tides of volcanic lava. Ian Vince shows us how Britain came to look the way it does; and with warmth and wit transports us back through billions of years to a land that time forgot.

Geology of Snowdonia

Author: Matthew R. Bennett,Andrew F. Bennett

Publisher: Crowood Press

ISBN: 9781861269287

Category: History

Page: 192

View: 1443

This strikingly photographed narrative tells the story of Snowdonia, touching on ancient oceans, volcanoes, and climate change. Its mountainous spectacle is the result of everything that has happenend to it over geological time - the product of the ancient landscapes that went before it. Fragments of these former environments are preserved by rocks and landforms within the present setting, and here the clues they provide of a forgotten past are revealed, encouraging the reader to infer the history behind Snowdonia's wild beauty.

GeoBritannica

Geological landscapes and the British peoples

Author: Mike Leeder,Joy Lawlor

Publisher: Dunedin Academic Press

ISBN: 178046567X

Category: Science

Page: 296

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GeoBritannica concerns the geological legacy of Britain, an inheritance bequeathed by its bedrock to the peoples who have lived on the island for the eleven millennia since the Ice Ages. The authors explain the geological foundations of the landscape and the raw materials it provides. They show how this geology has been made use of by society and by individuals in creative acts of the imagination. The reader will discover how regional environments and interests have been tackled by geologists in endeavours as diverse as mining, quarrying, architecture, literature and the visual arts.This is a book which puts a modern interpretation of the geological history of Britain into its historic, social and artistic contexts. Why is geology so fascinating to us? How do geologists do their science? Why are the differing landscapes what, where and how they are? What is the nature of the geological foundations of the British landscapes? How have geological discoveries developed our understanding of the landscape of Britain over the past two hundred years? What is the geological context of the raw materials used in past and present industries and for historic and vernacular buildings? How have geological landscapes and materials influenced past and present architects, visual artists and writers?This is a book for those wanting to develop a better understanding of where we live and how we develop our love and understanding of the island which we inhabit.

The Geology of the Canary Islands

Author: Valentin R. Troll,Juan Carlos Carracedo

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0128096640

Category: Science

Page: 636

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The Geology of the Canary Islands provides a concise overview of the geology and volcanology of the Canary Islands, along with 27 carefully planned day excursions comprising trips on all of the islands. Each stop includes a description on how to approach a site and where to park with GPS locations provided. The book covers all the spectacular features of the islands, including active ocean island volcanoes whose origins are linked to a hot spot or plume causing anomalously hot mantle material to intrude the African plate, submarine volcanic sequences uplifted inside the islands, sub- aerial shield volcanoes, and the remains of giant lateral collapses. Through its clearly written and richly color-illustrated introduction and field guide, this book is essential reading for geologists who visit the Canary Islands, one of the largest and most fascinating active volcanic systems in Europe. Includes a forward by Prof. C. J. Stillman (Trinity College Dublin), a leading expert on the volcanology and geology of the Canary Islands Features 500 full color images, coupled with in-depth introductory text and a chapter on each island, followed by 27 guided excursions that include all of the seven islands of the archipelago Familiarizes the reader with the variety of volcanic landforms and eruptive products in the Canary Islands and provides practical support in recognition, recording, and interpretation Develops understanding of growth, evolution, and destruction of ocean island volcanoes, promoting temporal and spatial thinking within a given geological framework

The Geological History of the British Isles

Author: Arlëne Hunter,Glynda Easterbrook

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780749201388

Category: Geology

Page: 143

View: 9020

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.

The Geology of Spain

Author: Wes Gibbons,Teresa Moreno (Ph. D.),Geological Society of London

Publisher: Geological Society of London

ISBN: 9781862391109

Category: Science

Page: 649

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Land of Mountain and Flood

The Geology and Landforms of Scotland

Author: Alan McKirdy,John Gordon,Roger Crofts

Publisher: Birlinn Publishers

ISBN: 9781780274973

Category: Geology

Page: 336

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Scotland is justly famed for its wonderful scenery of mountains, lochs, islands, wild rocky places and sandy beaches. All this is evidence of an exciting geographical history which began 3,500 million years ago and is still continuing. The sheer diversity of Scotland's landforms are the physical reminders of a fascinating journey through time. They reveal that the land that makes up Scotland today has travelled the world, and has not always even belonged to one single continental landmass. In Land of Mountain and Flood three eminent Earth scientists explain Scotland's place in the geological history of the planet, unravelling and explaining the present-day landscape and how it came to be the way it is.

The Geology of England and Wales

Author: P. J. Brenchley

Publisher: Geological Society of London

ISBN: 9781862392007

Category: Science

Page: 559

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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.

The Story of Britain from the Norman Conquest to the European Union

Author: Patrick Dillon

Publisher: Candlewick Press

ISBN: 0763651222

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 341

View: 6509

Presents a full account of the history of Great Britain, from the Norman conquest through nearly one thousand years of history to the end of the twentieth century.

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