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Isostatic Recovery in Scotland

Naturevolume 199pages12771278 (1963) | Download Citation



THE article by Dr. D. F. W. Baden-Powell, on “Isostatic Recovery in Scotland”1, claims that the evidence there presented makes it possible to decide “between the rival theories of W. B. Wright and Depéret”. Dr. Baden-Powell appears to be challenging the theory of isostatic elevation of Scotland and the north of England following removal of the burden of ice in those regions during the glacial period; but he also makes reference to “the supposed recent tilting of the southern parts of Britain”.

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  1. 1

    Baden-Powell, D. F. W., Nature, 199, 546 (1963).

  2. 2

    Godwin, H., Proc. Roy. Soc. Lond., B, 153, 287 (1960).

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  1. Sub-department of Quaternary Research, Botany School, University of Cambridge

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