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Geological History of Britain and Ireland Paperback – 9 Oct 2000

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  • Paperback: 432 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell (9 Oct. 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0632036567
  • ISBN-13: 978-0632036561
  • Product Dimensions: 19 x 2.2 x 24.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars 13 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 878,466 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"Has anything new come out of the geology of Britain and Ireland in the last 20 years since Roger Anderton and his co–authors published their masterly Dynamic Stratigraphy of the British Isles? Do we need a new text book on this topic? Is this it? Yes. Yes. Yes." David Macdonald, Journal of Sedimentary Research <!––end––>


"This is an excellent book, with few vices and many virtues. It could form the basis of an excellent course in historical geology, and is outstanding value for impoverished undergraduates. If you are un–impoverished, buy it anyway and see what I mean about Britain and Ireland as a candidate type area for world geology."

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Britain, Ireland and their surrounding areas have a remarkably varied geology for so small a fragment of continental crust. This region contains a fine rock record from all the geological periods from Quaternary back to Cambrian, and a less continuous but still impressive catalogue of events back through nearly 2500 million years of Precambrian time. This protracted geological history would have been interesting enough to reconstruct if it had been played out on relatively stable continental crust. However, Britain and Ireland have developed instead at a tectonic crossroads, on crust traversed intermittently by subduction zones and volcanic arcs, continental rifts and mountain belts. The resulting complexity makes the geological history of this region at once fascinating and perplexing.

Geological History of Britain and Ireland tells the geological story of the region at a level accessible to undergraduate geologists, as well as to postgraduates, professionals, or informed amateurs. The book takes a multi–disciplinary rather than a purely stratigraphical approach, and aims to bring to life the processes behind the catalogue of historical events. Full coverage is given to the rich Precambrian and Early Palaeozoic history, as well as to later events more relevant to hydrocarbon exploration. The book is profusely illustrated and contains guides to further reading and full references to data sources, making it an essential starting point for more detailed studies of the regional geology.

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