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Quaternary of South-West England

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Series: Geological Conservation Review Series (Kluwer) Volume: 14

Edited By: S Campbell, JD Scourse, CO Hunt, DH Keen and N Stephens

439 pages, B/w photos, illus, figs, maps

Chapman & Hall

Hardback | Dec 1998 | #89948 | ISBN: 0412832208
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Describes in detail the most important Quaternary sites in South-West England, some of which have been the subject of scientific research for over 150 years. Offers a remarkable account of how the natural environment responded to severe climatic change as the Quaternary era progressed over the last 2 million years, in terms of landforms, deposits and processes, and animal, plant and human communities. Describes the 63 nationally important GCR sites documenting a fascinating history of intense landscape and environmental changes within a relatively small area. Explores how these landscapes came into being, the forces that shaped them, and the climatic extremes which drove these changes.
This fully-illustrated volume provides the most up-to-date and comprehensive scientific text on the Quaternary history of South-West England, and its 1,300 cited references form the most complete bibliography on this subject.


Introduction to the Quaternary, S. Campbell and J.E. Gordon; the geomorphological evolution and Quaternary history of South-West England - a rationale for the selection and conservation of sites, S. Campbell and J.E. Gordon; pre-Quaternary and long-term landscape evolution, C.P. Green, et al; granite landscapes, S. Campbell, et al; pleistocene cave sequences, S. Campbell, et al; the Quaternary history of the Dorset, south Devon and Cornish coasts, D.H. Keen and S. Campbell; the Quaternary history of north Devon and west Somerset, N. Stephens et al; the Quaternary history of the Isles of Scilly, J.D. Scourse; the Quaternary history of the Somerset lowland, Mendip hills and adjacent areas, C.O. Hunt, et al; the Quaternary history of the Avon Valley and Bristol district, C.O. Hunt.

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