An Introduction to Geology

An Introduction to Geology

By: J. E. Marr (author)Paperback

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Originally published in 1905, this book provides an introductory guide to the 'scope and methods' of geology. Marr uses simple language to describe geological phenomena such as earthquakes and the erosive effects of the wind, sea, glaciers and rivers. The text is illustrated with diagrams and photographs demonstrating many of the topics discussed, including fossils and geological strata. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in the history of science education in Britain.

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Contents

1. Introductory; 2. Of rocks; 3. Of the sedimentary rocks; 4. Of divisional planes in rocks; 5. Of the principal geological agencies; 6. Of the agents at work upon the surface of the land; 7. The wearing action of rivers; 8. The wearing action of wind; 9. The wearing action of glaciers; 10. The wearing action of the sea; 11. Accumulations formed on land areas; 12. Deposits formed in the sea; 13. On movements of the Earth's crust; 14. Influences of earth movement and erosion on surface features; 15. Volcanoes and igneous rock-masses; 16. Alteration of rocks; 17. Climatic changes; 18. Fossils; 19. The principles of classification of rocks according to age; 20. The primary rocks. The pre-Cambrian rocks. The lower primary slate rocks; 21. The primary rocks. The upper primary (Devonian and Carboniferous) systems; 22. The secondary rocks. The new red sandstone period; 23. The secondary rocks. The Jurassic rocks; 24. The secondary rocks. The Cretaceous rocks; 25. The Tertiary rocks. The Eocene rocks; 26. The Tertiary rocks. Miocene times. The Pliocene beds; 27. The Tertiary rocks. The great ice age; 28. The Tertiary rocks. Occupation of Britain by early man. The early stone age. The late stone age. The recent period; 29. Conclusion; Index.

Product Details

  • publication date: 25/09/2014
  • ISBN13: 9781107426207
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 244
  • ID: 9781107426207
  • weight: 240
  • ISBN10: 1107426200

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