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Stratigraphy of the British Isles By Dorothy H. Rayner

Stratigraphy of the British Isles
by Dorothy H. Rayner

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This is a reprint of the second edition of Dr Rayner's standard text on the stratigraphy and historical geology of the British Isles. The book is written for undergraduates and other readers who may have only a general acquaintance with the broad principles of geology.
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Stratigraphy of the British Isles by Dorothy H. Rayner

This is a reprint of the second edition of Dr Rayner's standard text on the stratigraphy and historical geology of the British Isles. The book is written for undergraduates and other readers who may have only a general acquaintance with the broad principles of geology. An introductory chapter reviews the basic principles of stratigraphy, geochronology and tectonics. The various geological systems found in the British Isles are then considered in turn. A valuable feature of the book is the extensive treatment of different regional areas within the discussion of a particular geological system. In the final chapter the author reviews briefly those major economic resources that are related to stratigraphy. Throughout the text care has been taken to introduce the plate tectonic interpretation of stratigraphic features. Much more is known about the neighbouring continental shelf and the geology of sea floors and this also is included in order to provide a comprehensive integrated account of the geological history of the British Isles.

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Table of Contents


Preface to the second edition; Preface to the first edition; 1. Introduction; 2. Precambrian rocks: the Caledonian forelands and other ancient groups; 3. Earlier Caledonian history: Moine, Dalradian, Cambrian; 4. Later Caledonian history: Ordovician and Silurian systems; 5. The Devonian system; 6. Lower Carboniferous or the Dinantian subsystem; 7. Upper Carboniferous: the Silesian subsystem and Hercynian orogeny; 8. Permian and Triassic systems; 9. The Jurassic system; 10. The Cretaceous system; 11. Tertiary rocks and history; 12. Quaternary history: from pre-glacial to glacial stages; 13. Epilogue; Appendix: Stratigraphical and zonal tables; Bibliography; Index.

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GOR003637871
Stratigraphy of the British Isles by Dorothy H. Rayner
Dorothy H. Rayner
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Cambridge University Press
1981-06-04
480
0521234522
9780521234528
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