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Field Geology of the British Jurassic

Product Code: MPB21
Series: GSL Miscellaneous Titles
Author/Editor: Edited by P D Taylor
Publication Date: 01 September 1995
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The Jurassic has enormous academic and economic importance, especially in Britain. William Smith formulated his seminal idea of identifying strata by the fossils they contained through working in areas of southern England dominated by Jurassic rocks. The Jurassic was the subject of German geologist Oppel's pioneering work on the ammonite zonation, the basis of modern macro-fossil biostratigraphy which for precision still has few equals elsewhere in the stratigraphical column. Variations in sedimentary facies, the finely resolved stratigraphy and an emerging appreciation of the structural controls on sedimentation have combined to make the Jurassic in Britain a key 'training ground' for geologists. While the British Jurassic has always been important as a source of building materials, the discovery and exploitation of North Sea oil has eclipsed other economic concerns in recent years and has made the contiguous onshore areas of Yorkshire and Scotland particularly crucial in understanding facies relationships relevant to oil exploration.

Type: Book
Ten Digit ISBN: 1-897799-41-1
Thirteen Digit ISBN: 978-1-897799-41-3
Publisher: GSL
Binding:
Pages: 288
Weight: 0.80 kg

Contents

Preface • COPE, J. C. W. Introduction to the British Jurassic • WARRINGTON, G. & IVIMEY-COOK, H. C. The Late Triassic and Early Jurassic of coastal sections in west Somerset and South and Mid-Glamorgan • MUDGE, D. C. The Middle Jurassic of the Cotswolds • CALLOMON, J. H. & COPE, J. C. W. The Jurassic geology of Dorset • HESSELBO, S. P. & JENKYNS, H. C. A comparison of the Hettangian to Bajocian successions of Dorset and Yorkshire • COE, A. L. A comparison of the Oxfordian. successions of Dorset, Oxfordshire, and Yorkshire • RAWSON, P. F. & WRIGHT, J. K. Jurassic of the Cleveland Basin, North Yorkshire • MORTON, N. & HUDSON, J. D. Field guide to the Jurassic of the Isles of Raasay and Skye, Inner Hebrides, NW Scotland • Index  

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