This weighty volume describes the 37 GCR sites which expose Upper Cretaceous rocks. The book contains a vast amount of information, including photos and figures reproduced from papers, but is marred by numerous errors and basic omissions of which a selection are mentioned here. The reader may be helped by a brief summary of what has happened to English Chalk stratigraphy in recent years, in particular the proliferation of lithostratigraphic schemes during the 1980s. Naturally, these regional schemes conflicted and competed, with a Lilliput–Brobdingnag conflict between schemes developed respectively in the North and South Downs. BGS got in on the...

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