From the 1960’s onwards, the Old Red Sandstone of both borders of the Atlantic Ocean has acted as a test bed for the development of new ideas on the interpretation of fluvial, lacustrine and aeolian sedimentary rocks, and the investigation of tectonically-active basins. Much of the earlier reconnaissance work is now being reviewed in the light of further detailed field study, along with new developments in the understanding of the biostratigraphy, palaeobiology, geochronolgy, pedogenesis and tectonics.

Three general papers review recent work on the stratigraphical and chronological analysis of the Late Silurian, Devonian and Early Carboniferous strata, and summarise present understanding of the tectonics of the basins. These are then followed by twenty-eight contributions covering new work in Eastern USA, Canada, Ireland, Britain, Norway, Greenland and Spitsbergen.

Geological Society of Londong Special Publication 180

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