Contents of An Introduction to the Geological Conservation Review
Ellis, N.V., (ed), Bowen, D.Q., Campbell, S., Knill, J.L., McKirdy, A.P., Prosser, C.D., Vincent, M.A., & Wilson, R.C.L.
 
 
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Chapter 2: THE NEED FOR EARTH HERITAGE CONSERVATION (PDF, 102 kb)
 
The international significance of Earth heritage sites
 
  • Exceptional Earth heritage sites
  • Earth science research
  • Environmental forecasting
  • Earth heritage sites in education and training
  • Earth heritage as a cultural and ecological resource

 

Chapter 3: AN INTRODUCTION TO THE GEOLOGICAL HISTORY OF BRITAIN ( PDF. 106 kb)
 
  • The origin of rocks
    • Minerals
    • Rocks
    • Fossils

 

  • Geological time
    • The stratigraphical column

 

  • The importance of British geology

 

Chapter 4: THE GEOLOGICAL CONSERVATION REVIEW (PDF, 80 kb)
 
  • Sites of Special Scientific Interest
  • Principles of site selection
    • International importance
    • Exceptional features
    • Representativeness

 

  • Geological Conservation Review blocks and networks

 

Chapter 5: PRACTICAL GEOLOGICAL CONSERVATION REVIEW SELECTION METHODS (PDF, 125 kb)
 
  • Site selection criteria
  • Minimum number and minimum area of sites
  • Methods and working practice
  • Specimen citation
  • Continuing developments

 

Chapter 6: EARTH HERITAGE CONSERVATION (PDF, 139 kb)
 
  • Threats to the Earth heritage
    • Quarrying and Earth heritage conservation: threats and benefits
  • The history of Earth heritage conservation in Britain
  • Earth heritage site protection
  • Earth heritage conservation in practice

 

Chapter 7: THE GEOLOGICAL CONSERVATION REVIEW IN THE CONTEXT OF THE WIDER EARTH HERITAGE CONSERVATION EFFORT (PDF, 72 kb)
  • Maintaining the SSSI network through the mechanism of the Geological Conservation Review
  • Expanding the RIGS network
  • Developing conservation techniques
  • Improving documentation
  • Increasing public awareness
  • Developing international links

 

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Please cite as: Ellis, N.V., (ed), Bowen, D.Q., Campbell, S., Knill, J.L., McKirdy, A.P., Prosser, C.D., Vincent, M.A., & Wilson, R.C.L., Contents of An Introduction to the Geological Conservation Review