A detailed study of geological research in the Lake District from the end of the 18th century to the end of 2000. This volume shows, by historical exposition, how the modern understanding of the stratigraphy and the geological history and structure of a specific region has been achieved. It recounts the work of individual scientists and institutions (especially the British Geological Survey); differences and developments of interpretation; the emergence of new techniques; the development of mapping and the events lying behind the publication of Lakeland maps; the roles of research students, university staff, surveyors, amateurs, government and industry. A special feature is the discussion of the relationship between the study of Lakeland geology and the problem of nuclear waste disposal.
Geological Society Memoir No. 25
Hardback, 320 pages
Product Code:694
Publisher:Geological Society of London
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ISBN:1862391076
Media:Hardback
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