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    DescriptionStudying geology in the field will draw anyone curious about how our planet works into the field time and time again. Ireland is endowed with a spectacular variety of geology. The rocks that make up the island of Ireland offer a unique window into a 2-billion-year history, a history which includes almost all types of geological settings, including sedimentary basins, shallow tropical seas, high mountain ranges and active volcanoes. Seventeen field areas are described, showing how to venture into the field to explore the classic sites of Irish geology. Most excursions are on or near the coast and the variety of landscapes reflects the diversity of geology. Emphasis is placed on understanding processes that operated in the geological past to produce today's rocks. Detailed 'step-by-step' itineraries are provided and the material is presented in a manner accessible to the non-specialist.


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    Title
    Geology of Ireland
    Subtitle
    A Field Guide
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Pat Meere, By (author) Ivor MacCarthy, By (author) John Reavy, Edited by Alastair Allen, Edited by Ken Higgs
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 384
    Width: 170 mm
    Height: 240 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 725 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781848891661
    ISBN 10: 1848891660
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBR
    BIC E4L: SCI
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S8.1
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T General Subject: 560
    BISAC V2.8: NAT027000
    BIC subject category V2: RBG
    Ingram Subject Code: NA
    Libri: I-NA
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 15
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 41
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 97
    BISAC V2.8: SCI019000
    BIC subject category V2: WNR
    B&T Approval Code: A56010000
    BISAC V2.8: NAT030000
    Abridged Dewey: 552
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 26610
    BIC subject category V2: 1DBR
    DC22: 554
    DC23: 554.15
    BISAC region code: 1.5.3.0.0.0.0
    LC classification: QE265 .G465 2013
    LC subject heading: ,
    Ingram Theme: ASPT/SCITAS
    Thema V1.0: RBG, WNR
    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Illustrations note
    Photos and maps
    Publisher
    The Collins Press
    Imprint name
    The Collins Press
    Publication date
    15 December 2013
    Publication City/Country
    Cork
    Author Information
    Dr Pat Meere, Dr John Reavy and Prof. Ken Higgs lecture in Geology at University College Cork. Dr Ivor MacCarthy and Dr Alistair Allen are retired lecturers in Geology at University College Cork. Ken Higgs is Associate Professor of Geology at University College Cork.
    Review quote
    'The joy of the book is in the field trips.' Irish Mountain Log 'Excellent introduction to geology for the amateur and also a good refresher for the practicing geologist.' Institute of Geologists of Ireland newsletter 'Marvellous - an excellent book.' OUGS Journal