The Physiographical Evolution of Britain


IT is one of the primary aims of stratigraphical geology to integrate into a picture or chart the results of the mapping of rocks or deposits and the palaeontology of each noteworthy geological period. From the early years of the last century, if no earlier, the pioneers such as Lyell and Trimmer had resorted to this method of portrayal, and the device has been employed by many, perhaps most, of their successors. Some have been content to represent an ‘ideal landscape’ or a restoration of the assumed distribution of land and water at some specific period of an area of limited extent; while others, greatly daring, have transgressed narrower limits and attempted to depict regions of continental or even wider extent.

The Physiographical Evolution of Britain.

Dr. L. J. Wills. Pp. viii + 376. (London: Edward Arnold and Co., 1929.) 21s. net.

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K, P. The Physiographical Evolution of Britain . Nature 127, 298–300 (1931).

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