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Papers of Sir Archibald Geikie
    Lecture notes

Edinburgh University Library Special Collections Division

Lecture on the 'Volcanic History of Britain'

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GB 0237 Sir Archibald Geikie Gen. 522/2/2

Date(s)

1886

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1

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Name of creator

Geikie | Sir | Archibald | 1835-1924 | professor of geology, University of Edinburgh

Scope and Content

Scope and Content

Notes for 4 lectures on the 'Volcanic History of Britain', given to the Royal Institution in 1886. Sir Archibald Geikie looked at the emergence of types of geological formations against a geological timeframe and how they have been affected by various processes, especially the action of volcanoes and materials produced by them, within the natural world. He used examples from numerous locations from different parts of the British Isles.

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