Famous Geologists of Yorkshire

Author: Richard Myerscough and Veronica Wallace

Price: £5.00 incl. P&P

  • ISBN: 978-1-906604-58-5
  • Published: 2016
  • Publisher: PLACE


The geological history of Yorkshire extends from c.500 to 60 million years ago, and the region has produced many renowned geologists. Some were academics and professional geologists; some were canal and mining engineers, and others were amateurs and antiquarians. This book, based on papers delivered at a conference in York, celebrates a few of the geologists and their contributions to geological knowledge.

  • Richard Myerscough: The Reverend Edward Maude Cole (1833- 1911)
  • Robin A. Butlin: Geology and the Development of Academic Geography in Yorkshire in the Late Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Century
  • Peter C. Robinson: William Smith in Scarborough
  • Peter C. Robinson: Martin Simpson of Whitby, the neglected geologist
  • Anthony H. Cooper: Yorkshire Geology as seen through the eyes of Notable British Geological Survey Geologists 1862-2000
  • Chris Hill: From Forest Fires to Mangroves; How T. M. Harris Unravelled the Remarkable Flora of Yorkshire’s Own Jurassic Park