IN a recent broadcast on “Science in Wartime”, Sir Albert Seward, then president of the British Association, commended to his listeners the interest and satisfaction that are to be gained from dipping into the history of past ages on the earth, and he chose as one of his examples the study of the London Clay. For those who, for cultural or utilitarian ends, would like to follow up this suggestion in the still rather heavily populated area of south-eastern England (and are prepared to take the risk of being arrested as spies in the course of their field studies), the book under notice appears at the opportune moment.

    Geology of London and South-East England

    By G. M. Davies. Pp. viii + 198 + 4 plates. (London: Thomas Murby & Co., 1939). 7s. 6d. net.

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    Geology. Nature 145, 497 (1940).

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