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A Stratigraphical System of Organized Fossils: With Reference to the Specimens of the Original Geological Collection in the British Museum

Series: Cambridge Library Collection - Earth Science

By: William Smith (Author)

125 pages, 1 b/w illustration, 3 tables

Cambridge University Press

Paperback | Jan 2011 | #186871 | ISBN-13: 9781108021159
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About this book

A reprint of a classical work in the Cambridge Library Collection.

This volume, first published in 1817, contains Smith's catalogue of his fossil collection for the British Museum. He catalogues the fossils according to the rock strata and location in which they were found, together with a brief description of the fossil. This volume was the first published example of rock strata used as a cataloguing principle which demonstrated the practical nature of Smith's system of stratigraphy.



- Introduction
- Geological table of British organized fossils
- London clay
- Crag
- Chalk
- Green sand
- Brick-earth
- Portland rock
- Oaktree clay
- Coral rag and pisolite
- Clunch clay and shale
- Kelloways stone
- Cornbrash
- Forest Marble
- Clay over the upper oolite
- Upper oolite
- Fuller's earth rock
- Under oolite
- Sand and sandstone
- Marlstone
- Stratigraphical table of Echini
- Observations on Echini

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