Minerals of Britain and Ireland

Author: A. G. Tindle

Publisher: Dunedin Academic PressLtd

ISBN: 9781903544228

Category: Nature

Page: 616

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Minerals of Britain and Ireland is a treatment of the minerals found in Britain, Ireland and the surrounding islands. Beautifully illustrated throughout with over 550 colour and black & white images, the book provides exhaustive coverage of the remarkably wide range of minerals found in this part of the world. By far the largest part of the book is the alphabetical listing of all the minerals described from Britain and Ireland. This includes species, varieties, synonyms, discredited minerals and fraudulent descriptions. The status of each mineral is clearly represented by distinctive formatting. All type localities are also described. The treatment is enriched with biographical information on all those individuals who have had minerals named after them; it describes all the major mineral collections in national and local museums and university departments; and it summarizes the geological conditions in the major orefields that produced so many of the minerals. Minerals of Britain and Ireland is replete with bibliographical references and it describes many additional discoveries never previously published. Coverage includes all relevant articles from national mineralogical organizations such as the Mineralogical Society of Great Britain and Ireland {from 1876) and the Russell Society {from 1982). Journals such as the UK Journal of Mines and Minerals, Mineralogical Record and Mineral Realm are referred to extensively, as are many geological journals with mineralogical content.
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English Botany Or Coloured Figures Of British Plants

With Their Essential Characters, Synonyms And Places Of Growth : To Which Will Be Added Occasional Remarks. General indexes to the thirty-six volumes of English botany, to which is added an alphabetical index to English fungi, making together a catalogue of indigenous British plants

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Publisher: N.A

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Page: 78

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Geology and Environment In Britain and Ireland

Author: Nigel Woodcock

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 0203498909

Category: Science

Page: 174

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A complete introductory text on an increasingly popular subject, "Geology and Environment in Britain and Ireland" aims to provide suitably broad coverage for students requiring a treatment clearly foucused on familiar examples but retaining a global perspective. The book summarizes for Earth and environmental scientists the ways in which geology relates to the natural environmentand to the humand activites that it supports. The natural environment is more than the oceans, the atmosphere and the diversity of the land surface. It extends below the ground and stretches back in time through the Earth's history. These environmental dimensions are the concern of geology. First, the book summarizes the geological influences on society through control of landscape and human geography, and through the threats posed by hazards such as landslides, subsidence and earhquakes. Next, the many Earth resources that support human activity are described: land, water, construction materials minerals, coal, oil, and gas. How are they formed or replenished? Which resources are are sustainable for use over more than the immediate geological future? Thirdly, the impacts of human activity an the Earth are examined - the results of extracting geological resources, of intentionally engineering the environment, and of carelessly polluting land and underground water supplies. Perhaps most serious of all is atmospheric pollution caused by burning geological fuels, threatening global change on scales only familiar from the geological record. This book is published at a pivotal point in the history of geology. Scientists who, for a century and a half, have been preoccupied with finding Earth resources are increasingly being asked where on Earth to dispose of the effluents from using them. "Geology and Environment in Britain and Ireland" provides a comapct, abundantly illustrated summary of both sides of this dilemma. Its final chapter breaks new ground in opening a debate on the ethical basis of applied geology - a debate which is needed to steer the subject into the 21st century. The book should be of use to undergraduates in geology or environmental sciences, to accompany a taught course on applied geology or as supplementary reading to their first year of geology. A-level students in geology, geography or environmental science should find it a useful reference. Professional geologists and environmental scientists should value the book as a broad but concise survey of the subject, as a helpful compilation of data, and as a guide to primary date sources. Readers outside the British Isles should find it an invaluable overview of the application of geology in the region. Nigel Woodcock teaches geology in both the Department of Earth Sciences and Clare College in the University of Cambridge. He has published over 80 scientific papers, mainly in the fields of structural geology, sedimentology and environmental geology, and is a prolific reviewer of geological books. He has extensive field experience in Turkey, Cyprus, Greece, and particularly in Britain and Irelansd. This book is intended for first-year undergraduate students in departments of geology, Earth sciences, environmental sciences, environmental studies, civil engineering, taking an introductory course on environmental geology or geology and the environment.
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Minerals: A Very Short Introduction

Author: David Vaughan

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191505331

Category: Science

Page: 144

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Minerals existed long before any forms of life, playing a key role in the origin and evolution of life; an interaction with biological systems that we are only now beginning to understand. Exploring the traditional strand of mineralogy, which emphasises the important mineral families, the well-established analytical methods (optical microscopy and X-ray diffraction) and the dramatic developments made in techniques over recent decades, David Vaughan also introduces the modern strand of mineralogy, which explores the role minerals play in the plate tectonic cycle and how they interact with the living world. Demonstrating how minerals can be critical for human health and illness by providing essential nutrients and releasing poisons, Vaughan explores the multitude of ways in which minerals have aided our understanding of the world. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.
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Memoirs of Great Britain and Ireland

From the Battle Off La Hogue Till the Capture of the French and Spanish Fleets at Vigo. By Sir John Dalrymple, Bart. ... Volume Second

Author: Sir John Dalrymple

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Great Britain

Page: 289

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Rare Earth Minerals

Chemistry, Origin and Ore Deposits

Author: A.P. Jones,F. Wall,C.T. Williams

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780412610301

Category: Science

Page: 372

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30% discount for members of The Mineralogical Society of Britain and Ireland Rare Earth Minerals presents a current overview of this geologically and industrially important group of minerals. It presents a wide variety of formats, crystal structures, petrographic descriptions, analytical data and numerous illustrations from outcrop photos to SEM pictures and crystallographic models.
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Geological History of Britain and Ireland

Author: Nigel H. Woodcock,R. A. Strachan

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444311603

Category: Science

Page: 432

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Britain, Ireland and their surrounding areas have a remarkablyvaried geology for so small a fragment of continental crust. Thisregion contains a fine rock record from all the geological periodsfrom Quaternary back to Cambrian, and a less continuous but stillimpressive catalogue of events back through nearly 2500 millionyears of Precambrian time. This protracted geological history wouldhave been interesting enough to reconstruct if it had been playedout on relatively stable continental crust. However, Britain andIreland have developed instead at a tectonic crossroads, on crusttraversed intermittently by subduction zones and volcanic arcs,continental rifts and mountain belts. The resulting complexitymakes the geological history of this region at once fascinating andperplexing. Geological History of Britain and Ireland tells thegeological story of the region at a level accessible toundergraduate geologists, as well as to postgraduates,professionals or informed amateurs. The book takes amulti-disciplinary rather than a purely stratigraphical approach,and aims to bring to life the processes behind the catalogue ofhistorical events. Full coverage is given to the rich Precambrianand Early Palaeozoic history, as well as to later events morerelevant to hydrocarbon exploration. The book is profuselyillustrated and contains guides to further reading and fullreferences to data sources, making it an essential starting pointfor more detailed studies of the regional geology. All British Earth science undergraduates will be required tospend some time studying British Geological History, and this bookwill be the only one available to British undergraduates The book takes a process-based approach, rather than simplydescribing the regional stratigraphy Lavishly illustrated with high-quality diagrams
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Crystal Structures of Clay Minerals and their X-Ray Identification

Author: G. Brown

Publisher: The Mineralogical Society of Great Britain and Ireland

ISBN: 0903056089

Category: Science

Page: 518

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Structures of layer silicates; order-disorder in clay mineral structures; interlayer and intercalation complexes of clay minerals; interstratified clay minerals; X-ray diffraction procedures for clay mineral identification; associated minerals; quantitative X-ray mineral analysis of clays; appendix: tables for the determination of d in Å from 20 for the Ka and Kb radiations of copper, cobalt and iron.
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