Dennis Curry was a remarkable polymath and philanthropist, leading a double-life as one of the UKs most gifted amateur geologists, whilst at the same time being an extremely successful businessman (as Managing Director of Currys Ltd). This Festschrift, authored by friends and specialists from Britain and France, pays tribute to his often seminal research as well as exhibiting the wide range of his geological interest. It contains 12 chapters and covers several differing aspects of micropalaeontology (pteropods, diatoms and especially foraminifera), Strontium Isotope Stratigraphy, Hampshire Basin stratigraphy and palaeogeography, as well as major contributions on English Channel sedimentology and the great faunal turnover affecting mammals at the Eocene-Oligocene boundary.
A scientific appreciation of Dennis Curry, the professional amateur, with recollections of former colleagues at University College, London (where he was Visiting Professor), together with an assessment of the valuable collections he established and donated to The Natural History Museum, are also included. Copiously illustrated, Micropalaeontology, Sedimentary Environments and Stratigraphy is a must for all geologists.
Dennis Curry, 1912–2001 – the professional amateur: an appreciation and bibliography. WHITTAKER, J. E., ROBINSON, E. & LORD, A. R.
The Dennis Curry Collection at the Natural History Museum, London. HENSLEY, C. & MUIR, L. A.
Pteropod faunas as indicators of Late Pleistocene climate change in the Caribbean Sea. MESSENGER, R. W., HART, M. B., SMART, C. W., LENG, M. J., LOCK, E. J. & HOWARD, A. K.
A revision of the early Palaeogene nummulitids (Foraminifera) from northern Oman, with implications for their classification. HAYNES, J. R., RACEY, A. &WHITTAKER, J. E.
Extension de la ceinture équatoriale d’eaux littorales chaudes au cours de l’Éocène moyen, fondée sur la distribution latitudinale des grands Foraminifères en Europe occidentale et en Afrique australe. BIGNOT, G. & POMEROL, C.
The English Channel (La Manche): evolution, oceanography and sediment dynamics – a synthesis. PAPHITIS, D., BASTOS, A. C., EVANS, G. & COLLINS, M. B.
Correlation and dating with strontium-isotope stratigraphy. MCARTHUR, J. M.
The ‘Grande Coupure’ in the Hampshire Basin, UK: taxonomy and stratigraphy of the mammals on either side of this major Paleogene faunal turnover. HOOKER, J. J.
The discovery of a middle Eocene diatom flora from Whitecliff Bay, Isle of Wight, England. MITLEHNER, A. G. & HART, M. B.
Foraminifera from flint meals and ‘rotten’ flints: the choice of an eclectic. BAILEY, H. W. & CLAYTON, C. J.
Stratigraphy, depositional environments and palaeogeography of the Colwell Bay Member (Headon Hill Formation, Solent Group: late Eocene, Hampshire Basin). KING, C.
Palaeoenvironmental interpretation of the Pleistocene–Holocene of the British Isles, using proxy Recent benthonic foraminiferal distribution data. JONES, R. W. & WHITTAKER, J. E.