The Geology of the South East of England

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  • Edition: Revised
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2010-09-30
  • Publisher: Cambridge Univ Pr
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Gideon Mantell (1790-1852) was an English physician and geologist best known for pioneering the scientific study of dinosaurs. After an apprenticeship to a local surgeon in Sussex, Mantell became a member of the Royal College of Surgeons in 1811. He developed an interest in fossils, and in 1822 his discovery of fossil teeth which he later identified as belonging to an iguana-like creature he named Iguanadon spurred research into ancient fossils. This volume, first published in 1833, contains the results of Mantell's research into the geology and fossil remains of south-eastern England, especially Sussex and Kent. Mantell describes each rock stratum of the region in detail, and includes within each section descriptions of fossil remains found in the formation, arranged by species. Copiously illustrated, this volume remains one of Mantell's best known works and contains fascinating detail concerning the development of geology and palaeontology.

Table of Contents

Introductory observations
Physical geography of the county of Sussex
Geological structure of Sussex
Tertiary formations
The chalk formation
Organic remains of the upper and lower chalk
Chalk marl. Firestone. Galt. Blue chalk marl. Shanklin
The Wealden formation
Description of the organic remains of the Wealden, and particularly those of the strata of Tilgate Forest
Observations on the fossil remains of the Hylaeosaurus, and other saurian reptiles, discovered in the strata of Tilgate Forest, in Sussex
Results of the geological investigation of the south-east of England
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