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Forster's “Strata of the North Of England”

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THE position of Forster's “Strata” among the classics of geological literature in England is so well defined that a reissue would be welcome to many readers, as although the progress both of coal and metal mining during the long interval that has elapsed since the appearance of the last edition in 1821 has done much to supplement, and in some instances modify, the author's evidence, it must ever remain as a splendid monument of geological investigation as carried on in the earlier years of the century. Unfortunately, in the present issue the editor has carried out his duties in a very thorough-going fashion; to use his own words, “Some alterations have been made in this edition of the ‘Strata’ Parts I. and II. have been revised and rearranged; Part III. has been partially recast; some of the old sections have been extended, and other sections have been given; obsolete matter has been expunged, and new matter in the form of notes has been added.”

A Treatise on a Section of the Strata from Newcastle to Cross Fell.

By Westgarth Forster. Third Edition, revised and corrected to the present time by the Rev. W. Nail, M.A., with Memoir. 8vo. (Newcastle-upon-Tyne, 1883.)

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