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The Geology of the Lake District: And the Scenery as Influenced by Geological Structure

By: JE Marr(Author)

Cambridge University Press

Paperback | Mar 2015 | #219484 | ISBN-13: 9781107492820
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Originally published in 1916, The Geology of the Lake District contains a condensed account of the geology of the Lake District and how geology has influenced its visible features. The text is illustrated with a number of drawings and photographs showing significant geological structures, and points of interest to the trained geologist are printed in smaller type to allow non-specialist readers to skip remarks containing more than the usual amount of scientific discussion. The Geology of the Lake District will be of value to anyone with an interest in the history of geology.


1. Introduction
2. Lower Palaeozoic rocks: A. The Skiddaw slates
3. Lower Palaeozoic rocks: B. The Borrowdale series
4. Intrusive igneous rocks connected with the Borrowdale series
5. Lower Palaeozoic rocks: C. The Coniston limestone
6. Lower Palaeozoic rocks: D. The Stockdale shales
7. Lower Palaeozoic rocks: E. The lower Coniston flags = Brathay flags
8. Lower Palaeozoic rocks: F. The upper Coniston flags, Coniston grits and Bannisdale slates
9. Lower Palaeozoic rocks: G. The Kirkby Moor flags
10. Discussion of the conditions under which the rocks of lower Palaeozoic age were formed in Lakeland
11. The changes at the end of lower Palaeozoic times
12. The changes at the end of lower Palaeozoic times (continued)
13. The carboniferous rocks
14. Post-carboniferous changes
15. Events in the district between the time of formation of the dome and the glacial period
16. The glacial period: the ice-sheet
17. The glacial period: ice-erosion
18. The glacial period: accumulation
19. The glacial period: glacial overflow valleys. Oscillations of the ice
20. Post-glacial changes


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