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The Geology of England and Wales


THE student of physical geology has at least two large English text-books, interesting, full, accurate, judicial, and written by masters of the science; but he who would build on this foundation a knowledge of historical and palæontological geology is in a harder case, and finds either a meagre outline containing little but a few meaningless names of formations and fossil lists, or else an illdigested and formless mass of matter, derived from everywhere, but leading nowhere. Perhaps the time has not yet come when stratigraphy can be treated from the stand-point of inorganic evolution, so that fact may be joined to his fact and an organized whole result.

The Geology of England and Wales.

With Notes on the Physical Features of the Country. By Horace B. Woodward. Second Edition. (London: Philip and Son, 1887.)

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W., W. The Geology of England and Wales . Nature 36, 218–219 (1887).

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