Cuireann Acadamh Ríoga na hÉireann an taighde chun cinn. Tugaimid aitheantas do scoth taighdeoirí na hÉireann. Tugaimid tacaíocht don scoláireacht agus cuirimid an pobal ar an eolas faoin leas atá le baint as an eolaíocht agus as na daonnachtaí. Creidimid gur gá an dea-thaighde a chur chun cinn, a chothú agus a chur in iúl don phobal. Comhairle dá chuid ball a reachtálann an tAcadamh. Déantar baill a thoghadh agus meastar gurb é an gradam acadúil is airde in Éirinn é.

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The Geology of the Dalradian and Associated Rocks of Connemara, Western Ireland

by  Bernard E. LeakeP.W. Geoffrey Tanner
€ 20.00

Book Details

Published by Royal Irish Academy

January 1994

Paperback / softback

Number of pages: 96

ISBN: 9781874045182

This review of the geology of a classic area in the west of Ireland includes chapters on Dalradian stratigraphy and structure, syn-deformational magmatism, metamorphism, geochronology, and relationships with younger intrusions and cover rocks. It is accompanied by five colour-printed plates including a geological map of Connemara and geological cross sections and maps of Styne Head and Errismore, and gives accounts of other located exposures.

About the authors

Bernard E. Leake

Bernard Elgey Leake BSc PhD (Liverpool) DSc (Bristol) DSc (Glasgow) FRSE FGS graduated in Geology in 1952 and started life-long research on the geology of Connemara, metamorphic and igneous petrology; amphiboles; 170 publications. Lecturer–Reader in Bristol University 1957–74; Professor of Geology & Honorary Keeper of the Geological Collections, Hunterian Museum, Glasgow University 1974–97 now Emeritus. Lyell Medal 1977;  Research Fellowships: Leverhulme, 1955–7 Liverpool and 2000–2 Cardiff; Gledden 1986 Western Australia; Erskine 1999 Canterbury, New Zealand.  President Geological Society 1986–88; Mineralogical Society 1998–99.  Biographer JW Gregory FRS. Since 1997 Honorary Research Fellow, Cardiff University.

P.W. Geoffrey Tanner

P.W. Geoffrey Tanner is an Honorary Research Fellow in the School of Geographical and Earth Sciences at the University of Glasgow. He is joint author of Geology of the Dalradian and Associated Rocks of Connemara, Western Ireland (1994).