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Interpreting Sediments

Synopsis
Much of Britain’s countryside is underlain by beds of sand and gravel. By studying the structures within these beds and the detailed nature of their grain shape and mineralogy, a great deal can be determined about the rocks from which they were derived and the past environment of the area in which they were deposited. A visit to a sand quarry in Bedfordshire demonstrates how field evidence is gathered and recorded in the form of a graphic log.
Series
Geology, Course S236
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video; Videocassette. Standard formats. col. 25 min.
Year of production
1984
Availability
Off-air recording licence
Sale; 1998 sale: £145.00 (+VAT +p&p)
Subjects
Geology
Keywords
sedimentary processes

Production Company

Name

BBC Open University Productions

Distributor

Name

Open University Worldwide

Web
http://www.ouw.co.uk External site opens in new window
Phone
+44 (0) 1908 274066
Address
Walton Hall
Milton Keynes
MK7 6AA
Notes
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