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Mass Movements in Great Britain (Geological Conservation Review Series No. 33) 2007


Volume 33 of the Geological Conservation Review series, Mass Movements in Great Britain, outlines the causes of mass movements and their manifestations, and describes the sites of interest. The book also includes, in Chapter 1, a version of the Multilingual Landslide Glossary – an international standard for the description of landslides – and the rationale and methods of Geological Conservation Review site selection for mass-movement features.

Over 30 sites across Great Britain showing important features of scientific interest associated with mass movements are described, representing relict and active types of slope- and rock-failure such as debris avalanches, mudflows, rockfalls, rockslides, and planar and rotational slides.

The contents of the volume include:

  • Prelims – including an introduction to the Geological Conservation Review (GCR) and the list of sites discussed in the volume.
  • Chapter 1 – Introduction
  • Chapter 2 – Mass-movement GCR sites in Precambrian and Cambrian rocks
  • Chapter 3 – A mass-movement site in Silurian strata
  • Chapter 4 – Mass-movement sites in Devonian strata
  • Chapter 5 – Mass-movement sites in Carboniferous strata
  • Chapter 6 – Mass-movement sites in Jurassic strata
  • Chapter 7 – Mass-movement sites in Cretaceous strata
  • Chapter 8 – Mass-movement sites in London Clay (Eocene) strata
  • Chapter 9 – A mass-movement site entirely in Pleistocene strata
  • References and Index

Please note: this volume has been produced from a scan of an original document. You may therefore experience fluctuations in quality.

Resource type Publication

Topic category Environment

Reference date 2007··

Cooper, R.G. 2007. Mass Movements in Great Britain. Geological Conservation Review Series No. 33, JNCC, Peterborough, ISBN 1 86107 481 6.

Volume 33 of the Geological Conservation Review Series.

Responsible organisation
Communications, JNCC publisher

Limitations on public access No limitations

Use constraints Available under the Open Government Licence 3.0

Metadata date 2022·07·07

Metadata point of contact
Communications, JNCC

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