Geological History of Britain and Ireland
April 2009, Wiley-Blackwell
Geological History of Britain and Ireland tells the geological story of the region at a level accessible to undergraduate geologists, as well as to postgraduates, professionals or informed amateurs. The book takes a multi-disciplinary rather than a purely stratigraphical approach, and aims to bring to life the processes behind the catalogue of historical events. Full coverage is given to the rich Precambrian and Early Palaeozoic history, as well as to later events more relevant to hydrocarbon exploration. The book is profusely illustrated and contains guides to further reading and full references to data sources, making it an essential starting point for more detailed studies of the regional geology.
All British Earth science undergraduates will be required to spend some time studying British Geological History, and this book will be the only one available to British undergraduates
The book takes a process-based approach, rather than simply describing the regional stratigraphy
Lavishly illustrated with high-quality diagrams
1. Regional Geological History: Why And How:N. H. Woodcock & R. A. Strachan.
2. Geological Framework Of Britain And Ireland: R. E. Holdsworth, N. H. Woodcock & R. A. Strachan.
Part II: The Northern Margin Of The Iapetus Ocean:.
3. Early Earth History And Development Of The Archaean Crust: R. A. Strachan.
4. Proterozoic Sedimentation, Orogenesis And Magmatism On The Laurentian Craton: R. A. Strachan & R. E. Holdsworth.
5. Late Neoproterozoic To Early Ordovician Passive Margin Sedimentation Along The Laurentian Margin: R. A. Strachan & R. E. Holdsworth.
6. The Grampian Orogeny: Mid-Ordovician Arc-Continent Collision Along The Laurentian Margin: R. A. Strachan.
7. Mid-Ordovician To Silurian Sedimentation And Tectonics On The Northern Active Margin Of Iapetus: R. A. Strachan.
Part III: The Southern Margin Of The Iapetus Ocean:.
8. Neoproterozoic To Cambrian Accretionary History Of Eastern Avalonia And Armorica: R. A. Strachan.
9. The Cambrian And Earliest Ordovician Quiescent Margin Of Gondwana: N. H. Woodcock.
10. Ordovician Volcanism And Sedimentation On Eastern Avalonia: N. H. Woodcock.
11. Late Ordovician To Silurian Evolution Of Eastern Avalonia During Convergence With Laurentia: N. H. Woodcock.
Part IV: The End Of The Iapetus Ocean:.
12. The Caledonian Orogeny: A Multiple Plate Collision: N. H. Woodcock & R. A. Strachan.
13. Devonian Sedimentation And Volcanism On The Old Red Sandstone Continent: N. H. Woodcock.
Part V: The Variscan Cycle: Consolidation Of Pangaea:.
14. Carboniferous Sedimentation And Volcanism On The Laurussian Margin: P. D. Guion, P. Gutteridge & S. J. Davies.
15. The Variscan Orogeny: The Welding Of Pangaea: L. N. Warr.
Part VI: Post-Variscan Intraplate Setting:.
16. Permian To Late Triassic Post-Orogenic Collapse And Early Atlantic Rifting: A. H. Ruffell & R. G. Shelton.
17. Late Triassic To Jurassic: The Beginning Of The End For Pangaea: S. P. Hesselbo.
18. Early Cretaceous: Rifting And Sedimentation Before The Flood: A. S. Gale.
19. Late Cretaceous To Early Tertiary Deposition Through The Global Highstand: A. S. Gale.
20. Tertiary Events: The North Atlantic Plume And Alpine Pulses: R. Anderton.
21. The Quaternary: The History Of An Ice Age: N. H. Woodcock
- All British Earth science undergraduates will be required to spend some time studying British Geological History, and this book will be the only one available to British undergraduates.
- The book takes a process-based approach, rather than simply describing the regional stratigraphy.
- Lavishly illustrated with high-quality diagrams.
"This is an excellent book, with few vices and many virtues. It could form the basis of an excellent course in historical geology, and is outstanding value for impoverished undergraduates. If you are un-impoverished, buy it anyway and see what I mean about Britain and Ireland as a candidate type area for world geology."