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BOOKS AND GUIDESEntire range of Geological maps of the British isles produced & published by the British Geological Survey (BGS). Geological maps are often in 1:50 000 scales and are set out similar to OS maps, but instead details the geology of the local area from the bedrock to recent superficial deposits. We also stock the full range of 1:25 000 scale maps as well as even smaller scales. All maps are supplied folded for ease of use in the field.
Anglesey (1981) NEW EDITION
by D.E.B.Bates & J.R.Davies
Anglesey contains a fascinating variety of rock types and geological structures, best exposed in a magnificent coastline ‘Hard rock’ and structural geology interests are catered for in Precambrian and Ordovician areas, palaeontology in the Ordovician and Carboniferous and sedimentology in all the systems. The ten itineraries are roughly in stratigraphical order but each itinerary covers a particular area. An indication of the approximate length of each itinerary and their dependence on tides.
An attractive mountainous terrain of varied Triassic to Quaternary geology differing from that of northern Europe and characterised by impressive Alpine-movement (Betic) structures. Some 18 very well illustrated and explained excursions in the vicinity of Benidorm and Alicante give an insight into the fascinating geological history of the area. Car transport is required.
The only British Guide to the geological controls on the D-Day landings in Normandy. The guide puts into context many of the reasons why the Normandy coast was selected for the invasion, reasons most people are, or were, unaware of. The four itineraries are based on examining the solid (mainly highly fossiliferous Jurassic strata) and superficial (such as Pleistocene loess) geology exposures associated with and adjacent to the main landing areas, Sword, Juno, Gold, Omaha and Utah Beaches, including considering them in terms of water supply, aggregate sources, airfield sites and cross-country movements. A glossary is incorporated.
Early Cretaceous Environments of the Weald (1996)
by Alastair Ruffell, Andrew Ross & Kevin Taylor
In order for the Guide not to become out-of-date it concentrates on exposures that are likely to remain in their present state for some time, thus some abandoned sites are omitted. The interested geologist will find the locations easily, observe the main features with no trouble, and be able to do this for some years to come.
East Midlands (2003)
Compiled by Albert Horton & Peter Gutteridge.
A major guide to the exposures of highly significant Precambrian, Carboniferous and Permo-Triassic through to Jurassic rocks of the East Midlands. Eleven itineraries (or excursions) of variable length detail the geology of each location, such as the rock types, the palaeoenvironmental interpretation and fossil content, the structure, geomorphology and mineralization . The areas covered extend from Charnwood Forest (Precambrian) to Wirksworth, Ashover, Ecclesbourne, Alport and Holymoorside in Derbyshire (Carboniferous) to Nottingham, Vale of Belvoir and South Lincolnshire, Leicestershire and Northamptonshire (Permian-Jurassic), many illustrated with colour photographs and diagrams.’
Eastern and Central Jamaica (1995)
by S.K.Donovan, T.A.Jackson, H.L.Dixon & E.N.Doyle
The oldest rocks in Jamaica are Cretaceous with the succession dominated by andesitic volcanic rocks with associated limestones representing an island arc system. The principal features of the geology of the island are described followed by ten itineraries which illustrate at outcrop the variety of the Cretaceous to Recent rocks including granite-like intrusions, volcanic lavas and altered ashes, mineral deposits, highly fossiliferous limestones and shales, and economically important bauxites. Car hire is recommended.
27. Geology of South Shropshire (2002) by M.Allbutt, J.Moseley, C. Rayner & P. Toghill
This new guide has itineraries grounded in a well understood and documented stratigraphy that spans all periods from Pre-Cambrian through to Triassic and covers lithologies from volcanic tuffs and lavas through fossiliferous marine and fluviatile sediments to aeolian sandstones. The authors hope to share their thrill of finding that the older classic areas of Shropshire still have the capacity to inspire.
Geology of the Dorset Coast (1993)
by Michael House
The guide aims to provide a general introduction to what may be seen and where in this coast of unsurpassed geological interest. Most emphasis is on the Jurassic rocks, rather less on Cretaceous and Tertiary which are seen as well or better elsewhere. An introductory section on Sedimentology and Palaeontology has been added by request to introduce terms to the general reader.
Geology of the Lake District (1990)
compiled by Frank Moseley
Although the aim was to cover equally each area in the region, the complex nature of the region meant that some selection was inevitable. Each of the 25 itineraries is produced by an expert on the ground. The guide is designed to be used with topographical maps. The importance of observing the code of geological fieldwork is emphasised.
Geology of the Manchester Area (1991)
by R.M.C.Eagar & F.M.Broadhurst
The rocks exposed in the Manchester area range in age from Dinantian (Lower Carboniferous) to Triassic and superficial coverings of Pleistocene and Recent sediments. Of the sixteen itineraries described, two are devoted to Dinantian, five to the Silurian, four to the Triassic and three to the Pleistocene and Recent. The last two intineraries are concerned with mineralisation and mining and with the building stones of Manchester
This is the third edition of this Guide and although there have been changes in classification etc. the general exposures are as good as they used to be. Most of the itineraries in this Guide have specific locations marked on accompanying sketch maps. Where greater precision is needed grid references are given.
Geology of the Western Front (1999)
by Peter Doyle
Geology and topography of the battlefields of France and Belgium had an important role in determining the character and the outcome of many of the most famous battles. This Guide is intended for all people with an interest in the British sector of the Western Front and, although geological terms are included, they are kept to a minimum and those that are deemed essential are included in a glossary at the end of the guide.
Hadrian’s Wall (1997)
Geology of Hadrian’s Wall by G.A.L.Johnson
The geology of Hadrian’s Wall falls naturally into three sectors: in the East the wall is over Upper Carboniferous Coal Measures and Millstone Grit; the Central Section is underlain by Lower Carboniferous intruded by the Great Whin Sill and in the Western sector the Wall crosses the New Red Sandstone. Glacial drift is widespread. All three sectors are described with specific sites in detail.
During the last 16 million years (up to recent times) igneous rocks with a variety of compositions have been extruded and then moved E or W of the rift valley which marks the central line of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge The ice sheets and their associated glaciers formed by the accumulation of snow over hundreds of years, occupy 11% of Iceland. The pressure on water trapped in geothermally heated cavities close to the land surface is occasionally relieved generating Geysers. The itineraries in the Guide provide a representative selection of sites of the above.
Isle of Arran (1989) 2nd Edition by W.S.McKerrow and F.B.Atkins
The large variety of igneous and sedimentary rocks to be seen on the excellent coastal and island exposures, perhaps excelling any other area in the world has made the Isle of Arran so popular with geologists. The guide has been written assuming a very basic knowledge of geology on the part of the reader. After an extensive introduction to the geology of Arran the six excursions are described together with geological sketch maps. Each excursion can be carried out in seven to eight hours with an indication of a suitable lunch stop!
Isle of Man (2001) The Geology of the Isle of Man by Trevor D. Ford, David Burnett and David Quirk
The aim of the guide is to help professional and interested amateur geologists to investigate the rocks themselves and to put them in a modern scientific context. The guide provides an overview of the geology of the island and describes excursions to specific locations with a wide variety of geological features, mostly easily accessible on the foreshore.
Geology of the Isle of Wight(1998)
by Allan Insole, Brian Daley & Andy Gale
The purpose of this field guide is twofold: to provide a general introduction to the island’s geology and secondly to provide descriptive accounts of locations which can be visited to see this geology. The island is an importance source of fossils and has some of the richest collecting locations in Britain. It is commonly known as the ‘Dinosaur Island’.
The Geology of Jersey, Channel Islands by A.C.Bishop, D.H.Keen, S.Salmon & J.T.Renouf
The rocks of the island are well displayed in coastal exposures, and the clean, wave polished surfaces are ideal for studying rock relationships and textures. The 9 itineraries cover most of the island’s geology – metamorphic and igneous rocks, plutonic intrusions, etc. of the Cadomian Orogeny – in coastal sections. Emphasis is placed on safety (state of the tides) and whether the sites are RAMSAR (Wetland) sites with restrictions.
Lanzarote, Canary Islands (2000)
by Trevor Greensmith
This guide is intended for those who are intrigued by the various manifestations of volcanicity and who wish to experience first hand the consequences of such without having to trek long distances in dangerous terrain. All locations in this guide are either roadside or involve walking short distances along tracks.
Lleyn Peninsula (1981)
by P.J.Cattermole and M.Romano
The Lleyn Peninsular is especially known for the numerous and splendid coastal exposures of Precambrian and Lower Palaeozoic rocks. Access is relatively easy to all the thirteen itineraries described in the Guide due to the small extent of the Lleyn. The major points of interest in each of the itineraries is described together with an indication of the time required and tidal considerations.
Island of Mallorca by H.C.Jenkyns, B.W.Sellwood and L.Pomar
This guide is primarily designed to be used by those travelling by car, based in Palma. Each of the 6 excursions covering Triassic facies and tectonic style, drowned Carbonate platforms, redeposited Oolites and Jurassic pelagic facies, platform Carbonates, pelagic sediments and black shales, paleogene non-marine Limestones and lower Miocene reefs and Turbidites, Messinian reef facies, proximal redeposited Carbonates and Messinian post-reef oolites and Stromatolites is very full and if taken in the winter may not be completed in daylight!
North Coast of Cornwall (1970)
The North Coast of Cornwall from Bude to Tintagel (1970)
by W.R.Dearman, E.C.Freshney, A.F.King, M.Williams and M.C.McKeown
The itineraries described in this guide have been designed to illustrate the stratigraphy and structure of a long coastal tract of Devonian and Carboniferous rocks. As some aspects of the coastal structures are to be related to granite intrusion, one itinerary deals with the northern part of the Bodmin Moor granite and its envelope.
Onny Valley, Shropshire, Geology Teaching Trail (1992)
by Peter Toghill
The Onny Valley, provides a classic and famous section through the Caradoc Series and along it are exposed all the characteristic rocks varieties containing their wellknown shelly faunas. The trail guide is meant to appeal to students, ndergraduates, as well as amateur geologists. The general public will find something to interest them too, as the trail follows a beautiful wooded valley, with plenty of wildlife to see.
A historical guidebook to the early days of stratigraphical geology in the Bath area, illustrated by many diagrams and photographs of locations associated with the working lives of John Strachey and William Smith.
This Guide is to some of the more accessible outcrops in Southern Cyprus, including those of the world famous Troodos (Troodhos) Range. It is designed to give the questing novice in the subject of Geology a glimpse of the wide variety of igneous, sedimentary and occasional metamorphic rock types and rock structures which constitute this section of the island and explain the significance of what can be seen at any given locality. Many technical names have had to be introduced which are explained in the glossary.
A guide to the superbly exposed volcanic geology of the island which is dominated by the sulphurous cone of Mount Teide and associated Canadas caldera. Eight itineraries, some involving rough walking, enable visitors to view most aspects of the evolution of the island through the last 12 million years or so. The various expressions of volcanicity, are clearly defined in a glossary.’
The Aberystwyth District (1995)
compiled by M.R.Dobson
The Aberystwyth Grits and Borth Mudstones (Silurian) are magnificently exposed in accessible cliffs along the coastline of Cardigan Bay and are world-famous as classic examples of turbidity current deposition. But the region is also known for the variety of its glacial landforms and modern sedimentary environments . Nineteen itineraries are described in detail, the first eight dealing with the variations in the turbidite fan succession between New Quay in th south and Harp Rock in the north. The rest cover the Dovey Estuary, the Quaternary and solid geology of Cardigan Bay and the Plynlimon area. A glossary is included.
The Castleton Area, Derbyshire (1996)
by Trevor Ford
This Guide sets out to summarise both geological and geomorphological features (including caves) to be seen in a set of four day’s walk around the Castleton area. The itineraries are intended to be taken on foot although some of the itineraries can be shortened by meeting transport en route. Much of the land crossed is in the care of the National Trust and much is scheduled as an SSSI. Although hammering is not allowed, much detail of the limestone lithofacies can be seen on weathered surfaces and in scree (where fossils can also be seen)
A comprehensive series of 8 inland and coastal itineraries extending from Lewes and the Newhaven-Brighton area , via Beachy Head, Folkestone and The White Cliffs of Dover, to Thanet illustrating the variable lithology and stratigraphy of England’s best-known and world-famous flint-bearing fossiliferous rock type. Examine the evidence for structural controls on chalk deposition, rhythmic sedimentation and transgressive and regressive events in this well-illustrated guide in which safety factors are fully considered.’
A series of itineraries illustrating the geology and denudational history along the coastline of West Dorset. This most beautiful coast is world famous for its spectacular recurrent landslides and the causes of these are fully explored together with their effects on shingle movement at beach level, the latter and best known being Chesil Beach.
The Dalradian Supergroup of mainland Scotland occupies most of the area generally known as the Grampian Highlands, geographically bounded by the Great Glen Fault to the north and the Highland Border Fault to the south. The Dalradian of Scotland offers the greatest variety of metamorphic rocks to be found in the British Isles. There are sedimentary rocks ranging in composition from limestones and mudstones to conglomerates, often with beautifully preserved sedimentary structures providing evidence of the depositional environments.
The Geology of London
Compiled by Diana Clements (2010)
The new Guide to the Geology of London has chosen ten Itineraries from within the M25 to provide snapshots of the rocks underlying London. It aims to cover all the rocks types that outcrop within the area. It describes several SSSIs including Harefield, Charlton, Abbey Wood, and Quaternary sites in east London. Chalk is described from the magnificent quarry at Riddlesdown, Croydon as well as underground at Chislehurst and Pinner. Geomorphology walks and the Geological Illustrations of Crystal Palace Park are also described. It is a multi-authored guide drawing on the best authority for the locations chosen.
A short guide, very suitable for beginners, to the Devonian, New Red Sandstone and Jurassic (Lias) rocks in the vicinity of Watchet. Relatively gentle walks along the foreshore and inland to view exposures, plus the added bonus of examining the usage of local and imported rocks for walls, housing and bridges.
Isle of Bute, Scotland (1995)
A Geological Field Guide to the the Island of Bute, Scotland by J.Hill & C. Buist
This guide, which has been written for the intereted amateur (and to some extent, professional) geologist, has been planned in two parts, a general introductory section on the island’s geology and scenery, followed by a number of itineraries where intereting geological and topological features are displayed. Maps and drawings illustrate the text and assist in explaining some fundamental principles of geology.
The five excursions described in this Guide are centred on the city of Plymouth, and although they are mostly concerned with Lower Devonian rocks, details of other important elements in the local Variscan geology are also included. The first three excursions deal with the stratigraphy and structure of various sections across the Dartmouth Antiform, itinerary four with the southern flanks of the Antiform and rocks of the Start Complex, and itinerary five with features exposed inland north of Plymouth.
The Yorkshire Coast (1992) by P.F.Rawson & J.K.Wright
The Yorkshire coast provides magnificent exposures of Jurassic and Cretaceous rocks. The coastal area is now firmly established as a standard for comparison with both the less well exposed areas inland and also for the offshore North Sea basins. Although there has been serious overcollecting from many of the best known coastal sites , excellent specimens can be picked up loose at many of the localities described.
West Cornwall A classic area of British geology on account of its wide variety of igneous and metamorphic rocks, and its mineral deposits, especially tin and copper. The five itineraries cover all the prime localities in the region where these rocks can be examined including Land’s End, Marazion, St. Michael’s Mount, Cligga Head, Kynance Cove and The Lizard.