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Recommended Reading


Below is a list of books about the geology of the North East and beyond.



ALLABY A. & ALLABY M. 1990. The Concise Dictionary of Earth Sciences. OUP


BELL R. 1996. Yorkshire Rock. - a journey through time. British Geol. Survey.

BRITISH MUSEUM (Natural History). 1975. British Palaeozoic, Mesozoic & Cenozoic Fossils. B.M.N.H. London.


CLARKSON. E. & UPTON. B. 2009. Death of an Ocean: A Geological Borders Ballad. Dunedin.


CROSSLEY et al. 2005. Exploring the Geology and the Landscape. Northumberland Coast AONB Partnership.


CUMBERLAND GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY. 1992. Lakeland Rocks and Landscape. Ellenbank Press.


DAVIS R.V. 1988. Geology of Lakeland. Dalesman Publishing Co. Clapham, Lancaster.


EDWARDS. W. & TROTTER. F. M. 1954. British Regional Geology: The Pennines & Adjacent Areas.  H.M.S.O. London


ENSOM, P. 2009. Yorkshire Geology. Dovecote Press.


EYRE. S. R. & PALMER. J. 1974. The Face of North East Yorkshire. Dalesman Publishing Co.


FOULGER, G. 2010. Plates vs Plumes: A Geological Controversy. Wiley Blackwell.

JOHNSON G.A.L. 1995. Robson's Geology of North East England. Hancock Museum, Newcastle upon Tyne.


JOHNSON G.A.L. and HICKLING G. 1972. Geology of Durham County. Trans.Nat. Hist. Soc. Northumberland.Vol. 41, No.1 Hancock Museum.

KENT P. et al. 1980. British Regional Geology: Eastern England from the Tees to the Wash. British Geol. Survey. H.M.S.O. London


LANE A.  2014.  Bedrock and Building Stones: geology Exposed in the City of Sunderland. Andy Lane Publishing


RAWSON P.F. & WRIGHT J.K. 1992 (new edition pub. 2000). The Yorkshire Coast. Geologists'Association.


RODGERS P.R. 1978. Geology of the Yorkshire Dales. Dalesman Books


SCRUTTON C. 1995. Northumbrian Rocks and Landscape, a Field Guide, Yorkshire Geological Society, Ellenbank Press.


SCRUTTON C. 2006. Yorkshire Rocks and Landscape, a Field Guide. Yorkshire  Geological Society. (Third edition; minor corrections.)


SYMES. R. F. & YOUNG. B. 2008. Minerals of North England. The Natural History Museum

TAYLOR B.J. et al. 1971. British Regional Geology: Northern England. British Geol. Survey. H.M.S.O. London


WEBSTER D. 1987. Understanding Geology. Oliver & Boyd.





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