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Stratigraphy of the British Isles

2nd Edition

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  • Date Published: July 1985
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521299619

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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. 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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    • Edition: 2nd Edition
    • Date Published: July 1985
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521299619
    • length: 484 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 27 mm
    • weight: 0.71kg
    • availability: Available
  • 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.

  • Author

    Dorothy H. Rayner

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