Geology for Everyman

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Cambridge University Press, Jun 9, 2011 - Science - 344 pages
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First published in 1943, this was the last book of the eminent botanist and geologist Sir Albert Seward, who completed the manuscript three days before his death in 1941. The book was intended to be a useful and simply worded guide to geology for the general reader. Seward wished to emphasise the attraction which an understanding of geology could afford to anyone who enjoys a walk over the countryside. After a preliminary survey of the essentials of geology, the book then proceeds as a series of journeys through the British Isles, bringing the geological history and features of various regions under review.
  

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Contents

Geology as a Hobby
1
Earths Storybook
14
Destruction and Reconstruction
28
Frontispiece Sit Albert Seward
30
Rocks
42
Limestone
44
The Distribution of Rocks over the Surface of Britain
58
Medals of Creation
76
The Flooding of the World
162
Estuaries Lakes and Seas from the cliffs of Yorkshire to the coast of Dorset
182
Salt Lakes and Deserts
197
Granitic rocks
200
Forest Delta and Sea
207
Northern Lakes and a Southern Sea
228
Old Man of Hoy 9
230
The Older Palaeozoic Seas
240

Glaciated pavement in Cumberland 77
77
An Arctic Britain
87
From the Glacial period to Britain as it is
114
Submerged forest Leasowe Cheshire
126
Changing Climates and Changing Life
129
Tentative cross section of Eastern Hima
150
The End of the joumey
258
The Procession of Life
272
Plates III IV VI VII and VIII are from SEWARDI Plant Li22 through the Ages
299
Index
303
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