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Geology in Great Britain

    Naturevolume 134pages782783 (1934) | Download Citation



    PART I of the “Summary of Progress of the Geological Survey of Great Britain” for 19311 contains the usual annual reports of the Geological Survey Board and of the Director and gives par ticulars of routine work carried out during the year under review. Fifty-four maps were issued, together with four English and two Scottish memoirs, all of which have already been noticed in our columns (NATURE, 131, 370-372; 1933). Part 22 contains a series of papers on subjects of special interest. The Carboniferous system receives particular attention, D. A. Wray dealing with the Yorkshire Coal Measures and S. W. Hester with the Millstone Grits of North Staffordshire, while Stanley Smith, R. Crookall and W. S. Bisat discuss palseontological problems. C. B. Wedd contributes notes on the Ordovician of Mont gomeryshire and an important study of Palaeozoic an 5 later tectonic structures between the Longmynd and the Berwyns. Three new species of Old Red Sandstone fishes are described by D. M. S. Watson. Petrology is represented by two highly interesting papers: one by Sir John Flett on the Stankards Sill, a teschenite-picrite intrusion in which differentiation was accomplished either before or during intrusion; the other by A. G. MacGregor and W. Q. Kennedy on the Morvern-Strontian ‘granite’, a complex of the appinite-lamprophyre suite followed by tonalites, granodiorites and biotite-granite.


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      "Summary of Progress of the Geological Survey of Great Britain and the Museum of Practical Geology for the Year 1931.” Part 1. Pp. iv + 81. 1s. 6d. net.

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      Ibid. Part 2. Pp. vi + 166 + 4 plates. 3s. net.

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      Ibid. for the year 1932. Part 1. Pp. iv + 98. 2s. net.

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      Ibid. Part 2. Pp. iv + 142 + 10 plates. 3s. net.

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      "The Geology of the Cheviot Hills". By R. G. Carruthers, G. A. Burnett and W. Anderson, with Petrological Notes by H. H. Thomas. Pp. xi + 174 + 7 plates. 4s. net.

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      "Economic Geology of the Ayrshire Coalfields, Area IV (Dailly, Patna, Rankinston, Dalmellington and New Cumnock).” By J. B. Simpson and A. G. MacGregor, with contributions from J. E. Richey and V. A. Eyles. Pp. viii + 167 + 3 plates. 3s. 6d. net.

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      "Economic Geology of the Central Coalfield, Area III (Bo'ness and Linlithgow).” By M. Macgregor and D. Haldane. Pp. vi + 128 + 1 plate. 3s. net.

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      "The Geology of the Country near Saffron Walden". By H. J. Osborne White, with contributions by F. H. Edmunds. Pp. xii + 126 + 5 plates. 3s. net.

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      "The Geology of the Country around Reigate and Dorking". By H. G. Dines and F. H. Edmunds, with notes by H. Dewey and C. J. Stubblefield, and a chapter on palæontology by C. P. Chatwin. Pp. vii + 194 + 5 plates. 4s. net.

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      "The Country around Cirencester.” By Linsdall Richardson, with contributions by J. A. Hanley and H. G. Dines. Pp. xi + 119 + 7 plates. 3s. net.

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      "The Geology of the Country around Holmfirth and Glossop.” By C. E. N. Bromehead, Wilfrid Edwards, D. A. Wray and J. V. Stephens, with notes by G. V. Wilson and W. Lloyd. Pp. xii + 194 + 5 plates. 4s. net.

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      "The Geology of the Country around Torquay.” By W. A. E. Ussher. Second edition (revised). By W. Lloyd, with palæontology by C. P. Chatwin, and a chapter on the petrography of the Igneous, Rocks by W. G. Shannon. Pp. xiii + 169 + 7 plates. 4s. net. London: H.M. Stationery Office, 1932–34.

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