An Introduction to Geology: 9

ECONOMIC GEOLOGY Lecture slides: 2013_IntroGeol_Lect9_econ_SML (ppt) or 2013_IntroGeol_Lect9_econ2 (pdf) English Heritage/BGS county atlases of building stones. GeoScenic, the national archive of geological photographs. Minerals UK (BGS website) Coal mining map of the UK (from the Coal Authority) This Exploited Land: ironstone and the railways in the North Yorks Moors Cleveland Ironstone: a history (from the Tees Valley RIGS website) Map of...

An Introduction to Geology: 8

Fossils & Palaeontology Lecture slides: 2013_IntroGeol_fossils_Lect8 (pdf) or 2013_IntroGeol_fossils_Lect8_SML (ppt) 3D Fossils (new project led by the British Geological Survey) British Fossils (book by Peter Doyle) St Hilda’s ammonite, Hildoceras bifrons (NHM website) The Palaeontological Association (UK-based organization promoting palaeontological science) Palaeontology Online (articles about the cutting edge of fossil research, written by palaeontologists) Palaeocast (Palaeontology podcasts and photos on...

Tracking Ancient Life

TRACE FOSSILS The lecture presentation: 2013_TrackingAncientLife_SML Charles Darwin – worms and vegetable mould (from Darwin Online) Darwin’s wormstone at Down House, Kent. Phil Manning’s Dinosaur CSI website. An amazing dinosaur trackway site in Bolivia. Dinosaur speed calculator (from the University of Sheffield) Why that previous theory might be wrong! (from Heinrich Mallison, Berlin) How fast did ancient people run? (My...

An Introduction to Geology: 7

ICE & WATER Lecture notes (pdf file): 2013_IntroGeol_Lect7_climate Oxygen isotopes as ancient temperature proxies (from the JOIDES Resolution project). Using earthworm poo as a palaeo-thermometer (the original paper can be read here). Milutin Milankovitch: Seeking the Cause of the Ice Ages (from AMNH) A tutorial on Milankovitch cyclicity (from Science Courseware) Erratics: rocks from afar (pebbles of the Yorkshire Coast,...

An Introduction to Geological Maps

 GEOLOGICAL MAPS Lecture notes (PowerPoint format): 2013_IntroGclMaps Exercise 1 (pdf from Earth Learning Idea website): 2013_GclMaps_Ex1 Exercise 2 (pdf): 2013_GclMaps_mapping_intro Exercise 3 (pdf): 2013_GclMaps_Ex3 Geological map resources: The British Geological Survey has various Open Geoscience resources (including the Geology of Britain viewer, and the iGeology app). There is also the BGS Lexicon of Named Rock Units. Geological mapping of the...

An Introduction to Geology: 6

STRUCTURAL GEOLOGY & PLATE TECTONICS Lecture notes as a pdf: 2013_IntroGeol_Lect6_tect_SML Lecture notes as a PowerPoint file: 2013_IntroGeol_Lect6_tect_SML The day the Earth moved (Extremely interesting Cosmos article on the theory of plate tectonics). Rheology in structural geology, by the University of Leeds (just in case you missed it) Leeds also provide further teaching resources on structural geology here. An online...

An Introduction to Geology: 5

METAMORPHIC ROCKS A pdf of the lecture slides – 2013_IntroGeol_Lect5_meta Types, grades and facies of metamorphism (a guide by the British Geological Survey). Classification of metamorphic rocks (from Kentucky University) A list of metamorphic mineral types (from UC Santa Barbara) Metamorphic minerals (National Museum of Wales guide) An atlas of metamorphic minerals in thin section (from Oxford University) Barrovian metamorphism...