Methods in Geological Surveying


    THE authors tell us that one of the earliest, if not the first, to suggest the making of a geological map in Britain was one John Aubrey, who lived in the seventeenth century. We are also told that he was described by a contemporary as “a shiftless person, roving and magotie-headed, and sometimes little better than crazed”; whether because or in spite of his suggestion is not stated. One knows, however, that, even in these enlightened days, geological surveyors are often not recognised as such. Their hammerings and apparently aimless wanderings cause wonderment and comment, the latter sometimes caustic.

    Methods in Geological Surveying.

    Dr. Edward Greenly Dr. Howel Williams. Pp. xvi + 420. (London: Thomas Murby and Co.; New York: D. Van Nostrand Co., 1930.) 17s. 6d. net.

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    Methods in Geological Surveying . Nature 126, 464–465 (1930).

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