By J D Mather
The gathering of papers during this quantity documents the advance of hydrogeology in Britain over the past two hundred years. Following the applying, through William Smith, of stratigraphic ideas to the sinking of wells, Victorian engineers and scientists validated groundwater as a huge contributor to public water provides. within the 20th century, the advance of groundwater persisted swiftly, managed by way of an ever-changing regulatory regime. The 25 papers during this quantity assessment the development which has been made, and the lives and paintings of a few of these who have been in detail concerned. additionally to be had: 4 Centuries of Geological trip: the quest for wisdom taking walks, Bicycle, Sledge and Camel - unique book no 287 - ISBN 186239234X Mine Water Hydrogeology and Geochemistry - ISBN 1862391130 The Geological Society of LondonFounded in 1807, the Geological Society of London is the oldest geological society on this planet, and one of many greatest publishers within the Earth sciences.The Society publishes a variety of top of the range peer-reviewed titles for lecturers and pros operating within the geosciences, and enjoys an enviable overseas recognition for the standard of its work.The many components during which we put up in include:-Petroleum geology-Tectonics, structural geology and geodynamics-Stratigraphy, sedimentology and paleontology-Volcanology, magmatic reviews and geochemistry-Remote sensing-History of geology-Regional geology publications
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4 further notes that he had been busy] 'Stopping the Sea out of 50,000 acres of land on the Eastern Coast of Norfolk with loose sand & shingle - laid together in imitation of the Beach'. Such sea breaches were a recurring problem here. Smith was to have read a paper on his work here at the British Association meeting at Edinburgh in 1834 but sadly this paper was read only in title (Eyles 1969a, item 41). Luckily Phillips gives a good summary of this work which was highly successful (Phillips 1844, p.
He formed the theory that rather than being caused by some 'poison' that alters the blood so that its watery and saline parts begin to be extruded, 'it is more consistent with observation to say that exudation begins as a result of irritations of the mucous membranes of the alimentary canal' (Snow 1849). He went on to say (Snow 1849, p. ' This certainly makes it possible that the disease can be transmitted through contact, by for example, persons handling soiled clothing or bed linen and then handling food or putting their fingers in their mouths (a particular problem with small children).