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The Geology Of Devon

Edited by E.M. Durrance, D.J.C. Laming and E.B. Selwood

The Geology Of Devon
Paperback, 388 pages £25.00
Published: 1982
ISBN: 9780859892476
Format: 231mm x 149mm
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Subjects: History, South-West Studies

Devon shows perhaps one of the most varied displays of geology in the British Isles. Intended for anyone with an interest in geology, The Geology of Devon covers the geological development of the county and adjacent areas from Devonian times to the present day. Each appropriate chapter has a list of representative localities so that the book can also serve as an excursion guide for field work.

Contributions by
K. E. Beer, R. A. Cullingford, J. Dangerfield, E.M. Durrance, R. A. Edwards, E. C. Freshney, M. B. Hart, J. R. Hawkes, D.J.C. Laming, C. Nicholas, E.B. Selwood, J. M. Thomas, S. D. N. Tubb and A. Vincent

Foreword-J. W. Murray

Preface-Geological Field Work

A Code for Geological Field Work


List of Plates


Chapter One: Introduction, E.M. Durrance and D.J.C. Laming

Chapter Two: The Devonian Rocks, E.B. Selwood and E.M. Durrance

Chapter Three: The Carboniferous Rocks, J.M. Thomas

Chapter Four: The Variscan Structures, E.B. Selwood, E.C. Freshney and E.M. Durrance

Chapter Five: The Dartmoor Granite and Later Volcanic Rocks, J.R. Hawkes

Chapter Six: Metalliferous Mineralisation, K.E. Beer and R.C. Scrivener

Chapter Seven: The New Red Sandstone, D.J.C Laming

Chapter Eight: The Marine Rocks of the Mesozoic, M.B. Hart

Chapter Nine: The Tertiary Sedimentary Rocks, R.A. Edwards and E.C. Freshney

Chapter Ten: The Tertiary Igneous Complex of Lundy, J. Dangerfield

Chapter Eleven: Industrial Minerals, A. Vincent and C. Nicholas

Chapter Twelve: Hydrogeology, C.D.N Tubb



"A useful book for an introduction to Cornish geology." (OUGS Journal, 22(1), Spring 2001)

"Altogether this is a most informative and readable book, and the paperback version is very reasonably priced. It is recommended for anyone who wishes to gain an informed up-to-date introduction to the geology of this geologically complex, yet historically important area." (Mineralogical Magazine October 1999)

Deryck Laming is a consultant geologist based in Exeter.

E.B. Selwood is Senior Lecturer in Earth Science, University of Exeter.

E. M. Durrance is Emeritus Professor of Geology, University of Nebraska.

Publication Details:

 Paperback , 388 pages
 231mm x 149mm

BIC Code:
 University of Exeter Press


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