Geology of Arran and Clydesdale

Geology of Arran and Clydesdale : With an Account of the Flora and Marine Fauna of Arran

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James Bryce (1806-77) was a Scottish schoolteacher and geologist. His numerous articles on geology earned him a place in the Geological Society of London (1834) and in the Royal Society of Edinburgh (1875). He also campaigned to reform the Scottish universities and for Scottish education to be independent of the English system. In 1855 Bryce conducted a geological survey of Clydesdale and the Isle of Arran for the British Association for the Advancement of Science (BAAS). His findings were published the same year, in this book. Bryce's study records the natural history of the two regions, with descriptions of the geological features encountered on various expeditions in Arran. Bryce also describes the Arran flora, marine fauna, and rare insect life. This book remained the geological authority on Arran and Clydesdale for a long time; the third edition, reissued here, was published in 1865.
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  • Electronic book text
  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 2 b/w illus. 2 maps
  • 1139105442
  • 9781139105446

Table of contents

Preface; Part I. Geology of Arran: 1. Physical features; 2. Outline of geology; 3. The outlying granites; 4. The Trappean rocks; 5. Glacial action; Part II. Excursions in Arran: 1. To the summit of Cior-Mhor; 2. To the Corriegills Shore; 3. To the summit of Goatfell; 4. The Wayside Museum; 5. By the Corrie Shore; 6. To the North Shore; 7. By the Western Shore; 8. By the interior of the nucleus; 9. Loch Ranza to Corrie; 10. To Holy Isle; 11. To Windmill Hill and Ploverfield; 12. To Ceim-na-Cailliach and the castles; 13. Glen Sannox and Glen Rosa; 14. By the Eastern Shore; 15. Lag to the Shell Beds; 16. To King's Cove and the Stone Circles; Part III. Fossils of the Arran Rocks; Part IV. The Flora of Arran; Part V. Marine Zoology of Arran; Part VI. Entomology of Arran; Part VII. Geology of Clydesdale: 1. Introduction; 2. Pleistocene or glacial period; 3. Carboniferous rocks; 4. The Old Red Sandstone; 5. The Old Slates; 6. Geology of the Clyde Islands.
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