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Stratigraphy of the British Isles - Dorothy H. Rayner

Stratigraphy of the British Isles

Paperback Published: 3rd August 1981
ISBN: 9780521299619
Number Of Pages: 484

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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.

Preface to the second edition
Preface to the first edition
Introduction
Precambrian rocks: the Caledonian forelands and other ancient groups
Earlier Caledonian history: Moine, Dalradian, Cambrian
Later Caledonian history: Ordovician and Silurian systems
The Devonian system
Lower Carboniferous or the Dinantian subsystem
Upper Carboniferous: the Silesian subsystem and Hercynian orogeny
Permian and Triassic systems
The Jurassic system
The Cretaceous system
Tertiary rocks and history
Quaternary history: from pre-glacial to glacial stages
Epilogue
Appendix: Stratigraphical and zonal tables
Bibliography
Index
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ISBN: 9780521299619
ISBN-10: 0521299616
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 484
Published: 3rd August 1981
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 2.7
Weight (kg): 0.71
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised

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