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York: A Rocky History

Whilst you’re waiting with anticipation for the audio recording to go live on YouTube, here is a link to the PowerPoint slides for the Lifelong Learning public lecture I gave on Thursday 19th of February:

York_Rocky_History_SML

Upcoming Events:

Sat. 14th March 2015, 9.30am-4.30 pm – A Geological History of Britain, University of York.

Sun. 14th June 2015, 2pm and 3.30 pm – Professor Herring’s Natural Hystery of York. Festival of Ideas, York Museum Gardens.

Fri. 18th-Sun. 20th Sept. 2015 – Yorkshire Fossil Festival, Rotunda Museum, Scarborough.

An Introduction to Fossils

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Notes (pdf) for my University of York CLL class “An Introduction to Fossils” on Nov. 29th: 2014_Intro_Fossils

Useful links

The challenges of taxonomy, or why reptiles don’t exist any more (article from The Conversation).

Trilobites.info – a marvellous and comprehensive website devoted to understanding trilobites.

The Burgess Shale – Cambrian lagerstatte website from the Royal Ontario Museum (including a Virtual Sea Odyssey).

Primeval Predators – the plastic version of the Burgess Shale!

The Palaeontological Association – promoting palaeontology (also with a Facebook page and a Twitter account).

The Micropalaeontological Society – for lovers of smaller fossils.

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(N. B. Clicking the tag ‘fossils‘ will also bring up plenty of other links and resources on this website).

 

Intro To Gcl Maps 8

Time, and other geological maps

Geological time spiral (from Wikimedia Commons)

Week 8 lecture notes (pdf): 2014_IntroGclMaps_8

An aeromagnetic anomaly map of the Humber-Trent region (from the BGS).

The World digital magnetic anomaly map, or WDMAM project.

A gravity anomaly map of the Humber-Trent region (from the BGS).

Overview of gravity anomaly maps and the shape of the Earth (from NASA).

Gravity map traces ocean circulation (BBC News story). For more information on the GOCE research, visit the project website. There is even an online brochure giving ‘New Views Of Dynamic Earth’.

The G-BASE project, providing geochemical maps of Great Britain (from the BGS).

Geochemical maps of the Irish borders (from the Tellus project).

A hydrogeological map of southern Yorkshire, including York (from the BGS).

A geological map of the asteroid Vesta (from the Wired Map Lab).

Intro To Gcl Maps 6

Igneous rocks

Granite.

Lecture notes for week 6 (pdf) – 2014_IntroGclMaps_6

Igneous rocks

Igneous rocks – a picture guide from Geology.com

Igneous rocks in Britain – a simple map from the Geological Society of London.

Ordovician igneous rocks in Britain – a locality map from the GCR.

Maps of intrusive igneous structures – a guide from TU Delft.

The evolution of geological mapping

Macculloch’s magnificent map – an article from New Scientist.

Lapworth’s map worth – historic geological maps from the Lapworth Museum of Geology.

Archibald Geikie’s 1876 geological map of Scotland – from the University of Leeds.

The Assynt Culmination – from the BGS.

Solid & Drift

The 2010 paper on mapping the Vale of York bedrock and superficial geology can be downloaded here.

Geological time

International Chronostratigraphic Chart (2014) – official geological time scale.

Intro To Gcl Maps 5

Unconformities

Siccar Point unconformity (photo by Anne Burgess, Wikimedia Commons)

Week 5 Lecture slides (pdf) – 2014_IntroGclMaps_5

Lecture notes on unconformities (doc) – Unconformities

The Making of Siccar Point – excellent blogpost by Highly Allochthonous about this famous unconformity.

University of Leeds Introduction to Structural Geology – Geological Maps workbook.

Digital technology and the future of geological fieldwork – paper from the Journal of the Geological Society of London.

Intro To Gcl Maps 4

An Introduction To Geological Maps – Week 4

Lecture notes (pdf) – 2014_IntroGclMaps_4

Faults, Earthquakes and Landscape – a guide from the Geology Cafe website.

Teaching Resources in Structural Geology – courtesy of the University of Leeds.

The Rock Cycle: Faults – web resource from the Geological Society of London.

Geologizing With Darwin – a Scientific American blogpost about Charles Darwin’s training in geological mapping.

Llanymynech Rocks! – my blogpost about Darwin and the geology of the Anglo-Welsh border.

Intro To Gcl Maps 2

An Introduction To Geological Maps – Week 2

Lecture notes (pdf) for Class 2 – 2014_IntroGclMaps_2.

BGS Maps Portal – maps and sections 1832 to 2014.

BGS Map Symbols and Ornaments – the full guide.

October 17th 2014 was ‘Geologic Map Day‘ – Earth Science Week here providing lots of resources.

Highly Allochthonous blogpost on the mapping of folded rocks.

100 Great Geosites – Geological Society of London competition to find the best geological localities in the UK.

BBC News – Why do people love Ordnance Survey maps?

 

Intro To Gcl Maps 1

An Introduction To Geological Maps – Week 1

William Smith’s 1815 geological map of England and Wales (and a little bit of Scotland).

Lecture notes (PDF) – 2014_IntroGclMaps_1

Lecture notes (PowerPoint) – 2014_IntroGclMaps_1

iGeology – the BGS Smartphone app that puts geological maps in your pocket.

Geology of Britain viewer – another cool tool from the BGS.

Wired’s Map Lab – a plethora of articles about scientific mapping.

Geological Mapwork – geological mapping exercises from Earth Learning Idea.