568 pages, Bw photos, illus, figs, tabs, maps
Thoroughly revised and updated in light of recent research and with new chapters and contributors this is the first edition of 'The Geology of Ireland' to be illustrated in colour.
The land of Ireland is largely of Precambrian and Palaeozoic rocks, amply covered by the drift deposits of the very latest episodes of geological history. In 'The Geology of Ireland' this history is traced and explained from Precambrian times to the present. Contributing specialists tell this long geological story from these early beginnings to the modern day in a sequence of chapters dealing with each period in its context.
'The Geology of Ireland' is about the island of Ireland as a physical whole and includes chapters on marine geology and the history of geology in Ireland.
Reviews of the first edition - an ambitious work - Holland has seen the need that the account be written by a team of experts, each a specialist in his own field. This is the successful format [of this work]A" Mineralogical Magazine - a wealth of valuable information - well illustrated - a valuable reference.A" Geological Magazine This book is an excellent introduction to the geology of Ireland - a full suite of references gives the reader an excellent entry point into the details of Irish geology.A" Newsletter of the Palaeontological Association a mountain of data, unashamedly scholarly and stuffed with references.A" New Scientist This book is a necessity and will be used widely both as a reference and as an essential aid.A" Environmental Geology
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