Author: Peter Toghill
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.
Author: Alecia M. Spooner
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Fragen Sie sich auch manchmal, warum die Erde so aussieht wie sie aussieht? Eiszeiten, Vulkanismus, Erosion, Meteoriteneinschläge - unser Planet hat in seiner Geschichte schon einiges mitgemacht. Und so vielgestaltig die Erde aussieht, so umfangreich und komplex ist auch das Thema Geologie. Aber keine Sorge, Alecia Spooner erklärt Ihnen leicht verständlich alles Wichtige, was es zum Thema Geologie zu wissen gibt: von den chemischen Grundlagen und der Bedeutung von Wind und Wasser für die Geowissenschaften bis zur Bildung und Bestimmung von Gesteinen. Sie erfahren alles Wissenswerte zu Konvektion, Plattentektonik, Mineralien, Fossilien, Erdbeben, Oberflächenprozessen, den geologischen Zeitaltern und vieles, vieles mehr. Nehmen Sie das Buch zur Hand und bringen Sie die Steine ins Rollen!
Author: Julian Ashbourn
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
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.
Author: Nigel H. Woodcock,R. A. Strachan
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Britain, Ireland and their surrounding areas have a remarkablyvaried geology for so small a fragment of continental crust. Thisregion contains a fine rock record from all the geological periodsfrom Quaternary back to Cambrian, and a less continuous but stillimpressive catalogue of events back through nearly 2500 millionyears of Precambrian time. This protracted geological history wouldhave been interesting enough to reconstruct if it had been playedout on relatively stable continental crust. However, Britain andIreland have developed instead at a tectonic crossroads, on crusttraversed intermittently by subduction zones and volcanic arcs,continental rifts and mountain belts. The resulting complexitymakes the geological history of this region at once fascinating andperplexing. Geological History of Britain and Ireland tells thegeological story of the region at a level accessible toundergraduate geologists, as well as to postgraduates,professionals or informed amateurs. The book takes amulti-disciplinary rather than a purely stratigraphical approach,and aims to bring to life the processes behind the catalogue ofhistorical events. Full coverage is given to the rich Precambrianand Early Palaeozoic history, as well as to later events morerelevant to hydrocarbon exploration. The book is profuselyillustrated and contains guides to further reading and fullreferences to data sources, making it an essential starting pointfor more detailed studies of the regional geology. All British Earth science undergraduates will be required tospend some time studying British Geological History, and this bookwill be the only one available to British undergraduates The book takes a process-based approach, rather than simplydescribing the regional stratigraphy Lavishly illustrated with high-quality diagrams
Author: Arlëne Hunter,Glynda Easterbrook
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.
Author: T. R. Owen
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
Author: Peter Toghill
Publisher: Crowood Press
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.
Author: P. J. Brenchley
Publisher: Geological Society of London
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.
Author: Tom McCann
Publisher: Geological Society of London
Volume 1 focuses on the evolution of Central Europe from the Precambrian to the Permian, a dynamic period which traces the formation of Central Europe from a series of microcontinents that separated from Gondwana through to the creation of Pangaea. Separate summary chapters on the Cadomian, Caledonian and Variscan orogenic events as well as on Palaeozoic magmatism provide an overview of the tectonic and magmatic evolution of the region. These descriptions sometimes extend beyond the borders of Central Europe to take in the Scottish and Irish Caledonides as well as the Palaeozoic successions in the Baltic region.