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Geological history of Britain and Ireland

Author: N H Woodcock; R A Strachan
Publisher: Chichester, West Sussex ; Hoboken, NJ : Wiley-Blackwell, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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* New edition reflects numerous advances in understanding of geological history of UK in last decade. * New material on paleontological history * New Chapter on effects of Geology on human  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: N H Woodcock; R A Strachan
ISBN: 9781405193825 1405193824 9781405193818 1405193816
OCLC Number: 768606922
Description: vi, 442 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 26 cm
Contents: Regional geological history : why and how? / N.H. Woodcock and R.A. Strachan --
Geological framework of Britain and Ireland / R.E. Holdsworth, N.H. Woodcock and R.A. Strachan --
Early earth history and development of the Archaean crust / R.A. Strachan, C.D. Storey and A.R. Prave --
Proterozoic sedimentation, orogenesis and magmatism on the Laurentian craton (2500-750 Ma) / R.A. Strachan, R.E. Holdsworth and A.R. Prave --
Middle Neoproterozoic (<750 Ma) to early Ordovician sedimentation along the Laurentian margin of Iapetus / R.A. Strachan, A.R. Prave and R.E. Holdsworth --
The Grampian orogeny : mid-Ordovician arc-continent collision along the Laurentian margin of Iapetus / R.A. Strachan --
Mid-Ordovician to Silurian subduction and collision : closure of the Iapetus Ocean / R.A. Strachan --
Late Neoproterozoic to Cambrian accretionary history of eastern Avalonia and Armorica on the active margin of Gondwana / R.A. Strachan --
The Cambrian and earliest Ordovician quiescent margin of Gondwana / N.H. Woodcock --
Ordovician volcanism and sedimentation on eastern Avalonia / N.H. Woodcock --
Late Ordovician to Silurian evolution of eastern Avalonia during Iapetus closure / N.H. Woodcock --
Early Devonian sedimentary and magmatic interlude after Iapetus closure / N.H. Woodcock --
The Acadian orogeny and its mid-late Devonian depositional aftermath / N.H. Woodcock --
Carboniferous sedimentation and volcanism on the Laurussian margin / S.J. Davies, P.D. Guion and P. Gutteridge --
The Variscan orogeny : the welding of Pangaea / L.N. Warr --
Permian to late Triassic post-orogenic collapse and rifting, arid deserts, evaporating seas and mass extinctions / M.W. Hounslow, T. McKie and A.H. Ruffell --
Triassic-Jurassic boundary and Jurassic : disintegrating Pangaea / S.P. Hesselbo --
Early Cretaceous : rifting and sedimentation before the flood / A.S. Gale --
Late Cretaceous to early Palaeogene pelagic deposits : deposition on greenhouse earth / A.S. Gale --
Palaeogene and Neogene events : the North Atlantic plume and Alpine pulses / A.S. Gale, R. Anderton and R.A. Strachan --
The Quaternary : history of an ice age / P.L. Gibbard and N.H. Woodcock.
Responsibility: edited by Nigel Woodcock and Rob Strachan.
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