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Comprising the 1st definitive account of the geological and palaeometeorological reports made through the British geologist, Frederic W. Harmer (1835-1924) this publication contributes a formerly lacking bankruptcy to the background of technological know-how. the most aim of the writer is to make sure that the medical paintings of Harmer, which regrettably has been largely missed or forgotten, turns into extra normally recognized and stated. The stability of this deficiency might be redressed by means of bringing to gentle during this quantity his contributions to the background of technological know-how to an viewers of educational and lay readers of the present literature.
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Comprising the 1st definitive account of the geological and palaeometeorological reports made through the British geologist, Frederic W. Harmer (1835-1924) this booklet contributes a formerly lacking bankruptcy to the historical past of technological know-how. the most target of the writer is to make sure that the clinical paintings of Harmer, which regrettably has been broadly missed or forgotten, turns into extra normally recognized and said.
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However a significant regional difference was the presence of the arctic shell, Astarte borealis (one of the latest arrivals in the Crag Sea) in northern parts of the area. The sandy material comprising the Norwich Crag appeared to have originated mainly from a southern source as it contained many pebbles of white quartz, a characteristic feature of Dutch gravels, together with mica, possibly derived from the Devonian schists of the Ardennes. The proto-Rhine with its affluents seems to have been an important factor in the later Pliocene history of East Anglia.
H. H. H. F. Kendall. Harmer recognised that these later investigations were ‘rendered possible to an old man by the fortunate invention of the motor car, which literally gave me a new lease of geological life for field work’. In the early 1900s, people who had the means and need replaced their horse-drawn carriages with chauffer-driven motor cars. Harmer acquired a personal and intimate familiarity with glacial deposits which was probably not attained by any other geologist of his time. Sadly, the opportunity to examine the geological sites which had been available both in his earlier studies and those during the latter part of his life would perhaps never recur due to their ever increasing loss by man’s activities in the following years.
Cliffs at Weybourne, Norfolk comprising Weybourne Crag which overlies the Chalk bedrock; the cliffs are capped by glacial deposits of the Anglian period, a cold stage during the Pleistocene when ice advanced over much of East Anglia. (CP13/050 Reproduced by permission of the British Geological Survey Ó NERC. All rights reserved) Fig. 17 P680259 (1907) Harmer’s geological excursion to Norfolk. Weybourne Crag resting on the Chalk bedrock with stone bed at base, near Sheringham, Norfolk. (CP13/050 Reproduced by permission of the British Geological Survey Ó NERC.