The district described in this memoir comprises Wearside and parts of south Tyneside, and is dominated by the built-up area which extends from Sunderland north-westwards to Wallsend. The predominantly urban landscape is offset by an attractive coastline along which fine exposures of the Permian Magnesian Limestone are seen in spectacular cliffs, stacks and natural arches. The up-to-date geological data on the built-up areas provided in this memoir will be useful for planners and civil engineers involved in urban renewal, who are faced by problems of ground instability caused by old coal workings and the complex distribution of drift deposits.
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Book Description HMSO, London, 1994. 1st. 161 pages. Large format softback. Colour and bw illustrations, text figures. Ex reference library. Stamp at front, o/w contents fine. Illustrated card covers. Letters and short underlinings on front cover, o/w near fine British Geological Survey. Bookseller Inventory # 25022