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The Geology of New Zealand: an Introduction to the Historical, Structural, and Economic Geology

Naturevolume 88pages309310 (1912) | Download Citation



THE geology of New Zealand is of exceptional variety and interest. The literature is very scattered, and the valuable reports published by the Geological Survey and Mines Department of New Zealand are often troublesome to those who are not well acquainted with New Zealand topography. Prof. James Park has therefore undertaken a most useful work in compiling a guide to the geology of the dominion; and his book will be an indispensable work of reference owing to its clear account of the strati-graphical and economic geology, the detailed bibliography of fifty-eight pages, and the many beautiful plates of New Zealand fossils. The book is well printed, and the new illustrations are all excellent; but a few of the old figur?s taken from the Survey reports, such as Fig. 72, might have been omitted as unworthy of place-beside the new figures. Prof. Park's work not only shows what has been done, but directs attention to the problems which are still matters of vigorous controversy in New Zealand, and to various conclusions for which the evidence is still unconvincing.

The Geology of New Zealand: an Introduction to the Historical, Structural, and Economic Geology.

By Prof. J. Park. Pp. xx + 488 + xvi plates, 140 figures, 6 maps. (London: Whitcombe and Tombs, Ltd., 1910.) Price 10s. 6d. net.

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