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The Fleeting Fossil
The Process of Sedimentation
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accumulating Alpine Bajocian basins beds belt Bohemian Massif boundary brachiopods breaks Callovian Cambrian carbonate deposition catastrophic Cenomanian Chalk changes chapter cliffs climatic Coal Measures continental continents continuous sedimentation corals correlation defined diachronous early Carboniferous earth history eastern England episode escarpment Europe evidence evolution example extinctions fact faunas feet figure formation fossil record Frasnian Geol geological geosynclinal glacial golden spike Hercynian island arc John Uzzell Edwards Jura Kimmeridgian late Devonian later layer lithology Lower major marine Mediterranean Mesozoic miles Miocene mountains North America north-west northern obvious oceanic ophiolites Ordovician orogeny palaeontologists Palaeozoic particular perhaps period Permian persistence of facies plate tectonics Precambrian preserved probably produced quartzites recent recognised reefs remarkable rocks Sandstone sedi sedimentary seems Silurian south-west southern Spain species stage strata stratigraphical column stratigraphical record stratotype subsidence thick Tithonian transgression Trias Triassic trough turbidites turbidity current Upper Jurassic Urgonian limestone volcanic western widespread zones