Stratigraphy of the British Isles
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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the Caledonian forelands and other
Moine Dalradian Cambrian
Ordovician and Silurian
The Devonian System
Lower Carboniferous or the Dinantian Subsystem
the Silesian Subsystem
Permian and Triassic systems
The Jurassic System
ammonites areas Arenig basal base basin Bathonian beds belt boreholes brachiopods breccias Britain British Isles calcareous Caledonian Cambrian Caradoc carbonate Carboniferous central Chalk Clay Coal Measures Coalfield complex conglomerates continental correlation Cretaceous Dalradian deposits detritus Devonian Dinantian divisions east erosion evaporites facies farther Fault faunas Formation fossils geol geological glacial granites graptolites grey greywackes Grit Group Hercynian Highlands inliers Ireland Jurassic late later lavas limestones lithological Lower Palaeozoic major marine Marl Massif Mesozoic metamorphic metres Middle Midlands mudstones Namurian North Sea north-east north-west northern Old Red Sandstone Oolite Ordovician outcrops Palaeozoic pebbles Pennines Permian Precambrian probably province quartzites region rocks sands sandy Scotland sedimentary sediments sequence shales shallow water shelf siltstones Silurian slates South Wales south-east south-west southern England Southern Uplands stages strata stratigraphical structures tectonic Tertiary thick thin transgression Trias trough tuffs turbidites unconformity Upper volcanic Welsh Wenlock western Westphalian Yorkshire zones
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Norsk Geologisk Tidsskrift, Volume 52
Snippet view - 1972