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Nature volume 127, page 369 (07 March 1931) | Download Citation



FEW people realise the importance of the part played by limestone in the economic life of the nation. It enters into nearly every phase of human industry, and on its varied uses Dr. North has written a most interesting and readable book. No aspect of the subject appears to have escaped his attention? he deals with the origin of lime stones and their distribution in the various geological formations in such a manner as to make the book an excellent introduction to the science of geology, and it may be recommended confidently to the general reader who desires to know some thing of the history of the earth. The book is profusely illustrated, and to each chapter is appended a list of references which form a useful bibliography of the subject.

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