© 1974

British Stratigraphy


Part of the Introducing Geology book series (IGS, volume 2)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages 1-4
  2. F. A. Middlemiss
    Pages 5-9
  3. F. A. Middlemiss
    Pages 9-11
  4. F. A. Middlemiss
    Pages 12-16
  5. F. A. Middlemiss
    Pages 17-20
  6. F. A. Middlemiss
    Pages 20-23
  7. F. A. Middlemiss
    Pages 23-24
  8. F. A. Middlemiss
    Pages 24-27
  9. F. A. Middlemiss
    Pages 27-28
  10. F. A. Middlemiss
    Pages 28-31
  11. F. A. Middlemiss
    Pages 31-35
  12. F. A. Middlemiss
    Pages 35-38
  13. F. A. Middlemiss
    Pages 45-47
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 48-49

About this book


This book is primarily intended to assist candidates studying geology for the Ordinary Level of G.c.E., and examinations of comparable standard, but it should also be found useful by the" reader requiring a rapid conspectus of the geological history of Britain, and as forming a basis for more advanced work. The scope of the subject matter necessitated a narrow and slippery path be­ tween over-simplification and excessive detail, but the balance adopted is based upon the experience of many years of teaching at all levels, and of examining for the London G.C.E. Board. The maps, combining outcrop dis­ tribution with palaeogeography, presented some difficulty, especially for periods of continuously changing geography, such as the Cretaceous. It was necessary in these cases to make an arbitrary choice of one small part of the period, the geography of which could be illustrated. Candidates are advised not to spend time learning every detail of the outcrop patterns, but to con­ centrate upon the main areas of outcrop. I am indebted to Mrs. Jean Fyffe for the cartographic work.


Cambrian Carboniferous Cretaceous Deltas Devonian Jurassic Paleozoic Triassic desert environment geography marine sediment sedimentation stratigraphy

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Queen Mary CollegeUniversity of LondonUK

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