Geological Conservation Review Series

Quaternary of the Thames

Authors: Bridgland, D.R.

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The principal aim of this volume is to provide descriptions of Sites of Special Scientific Interest, selected as part of the Geological Conservation Review, that yield evidence for the Pleistocene history of the River Thames and its tributaries. Although defined thematically, the volume covers all Pleistocene GCR sites in the Thames valley. A number of sites in southern East Anglia are also included because they provide important evidence bearing on the history of the Thames system. The justification for a GCR volume devoted to the Thames lies in the special importance of the river in the British Quaternary. The volume is conĀ­ cerned with the history of Britain over approximately the last two million years of geological time, during the repeated glacial phases of the Quaternary 'Ice Age' and the warmer intervals between them. Many such climatic fluctuations are recorded in the deposits of the Thames, which can be shown to have existed as the predominant west to east drainage line in south-eastern England throughout the Pleistocene. The Thames has left a detailed record of its earlier presence in the form of deposits, which comprise fluvially aggraded floodplain sediments (predominantly gravels) preserved on the valley sides, where they form geomorphological terrace features. The oldest deposits are at the highest levels, forming a terrace 'staircase' that records successive stages in the evolution of the valley.

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`It is destined to become a standard reference for many years to come'
Episodes
` ... this is an impressive book which will be an essential addition to all University libraries ... and will be a particularly useful reference text ... '
Journal of Quaternary Science
`I wholeheartedly recommend this volume. If you are interested in the Quaternary, you should be interested in the River Thames and you should buy this book. Don't worry about the price - sell your grandmother if necessary - not only is this is a `must have' acquisition but it is a beautifully illustrated and presented work'
Quaternary Newsletter
` ...The work is not only an important record of the work of the GCR, it is a major and authoritative contribution to Quaternary research, bringing systematic descriptions of sites from the entire Thames valley together under one cover for the first time'
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Quaternary of the Thames
Authors
Series Title
Geological Conservation Review Series
Copyright
1994
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Joint Nature Conservation Committee
eBook ISBN
978-94-011-0705-1
DOI
10.1007/978-94-011-0705-1
Softcover ISBN
978-94-010-4303-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 441
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