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A reprint of a classical work in the Cambridge Library Collection.
This volume, first published in 1833, contains the results of Mantell's research into the geology and fossil remains of south-eastern England, especially Sussex and Kent. Mantell describes each rock stratum of the region in detail, and includes within each section descriptions of fossil remains found in the formation, arranged by species.
Introductory observations; 1. Physical geography of the county of Sussex; 2. Geological structure of Sussex; 3. Diluvium; 4. Tertiary formations; 5. The chalk formation; 6. Organic remains of the upper and lower chalk; 7. Chalk marl. Firestone. Galt. Blue chalk marl. Shanklin; 8. The Wealden formation; 9. Description of the organic remains of the Wealden, and particularly those of the strata of Tilgate Forest; 10. Observations on the fossil remains of the Hylaeosaurus, and other saurian reptiles, discovered in the strata of Tilgate Forest, in Sussex; 11. Results of the geological investigation of the south-east of England; Appendix; Index.