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Geology for Everyman

Geology for Everyman

  • Date Published: June 2011
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521238977

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  • First published in 1943, this was the last book of the eminent botanist and geologist Sir Albert Seward, who completed the manuscript three days before his death in 1941. The book was intended to be a useful and simply worded guide to geology for the general reader. Seward wished to emphasise the attraction which an understanding of geology could afford to anyone who enjoys a walk over the countryside. After a preliminary survey of the essentials of geology, the book then proceeds as a series of journeys through the British Isles, bringing the geological history and features of various regions under review.

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    • Date Published: June 2011
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521238977
    • length: 344 pages
    • dimensions: 203 x 127 x 20 mm
    • weight: 0.38kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introductory: geology as a hobby
    2. Earth's story-book
    3. Destruction and reconstruction
    4. Rocks
    5. The distribution of rocks over the surface of Britain
    6. Medals of creation
    7. An Arctic Britain
    8. From the Glacial period to Britain as it is
    9. Changing climates and changing life
    10. The flooding of the world
    11. Estuaries, lakes and seas from the cliffs of Yorkshire to the coast of Dorset
    12. Salt lakes and deserts
    13. Forest, delta, and sea
    14. Northern lakes and a southern sea
    15. The older Palaeozoic seas
    16. The end of the journey
    17. The procession of life
    Index.

  • Author

    Albert Charles Seward

    Preface by

    Henry Lyons

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