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Table of Contents for the Current Proceedings of the Shropshire Geological Society [to be published after 2017]

Rosenbaum, M.S. and Torrens, H.S. (2017). "a farmer": an early scientific explanation of continental drift. 4pp. draft - any comments please to the Editor.

Farmer, A. (1802 and 2017). Thoughts on the Formation of the Earth. 48pp. draft - any comments please to the Editor.

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Rosenbaum, M.S. and Torrens, H.S. (2017). "a farmer": an early scientific explanation of continental drift. p.1-4. draft - any comments please to the Editor.

The anonymous review in British Critic (1804) indicated that the book by "a farmer" included a detailed description of Whitcliffe, the common land facing Ludlow and site of quarrying for building stone since medieval times (Torrens, 2008). After many years of searching, a single copy has been located, in Edinburgh. Not only does the original indicates an extant interest in the geology of South Shropshire by the beginning of the 19th Century, some 30 years before Murchison's first visit, but also provides an early scientific explanation of continental drift.

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Farmer, A. (1802 and 2017). Thoughts on the Formation of the Earth. p.5-52. draft - any comments please to the Editor.

Thoughts on the Formation of the Earth. Printed for the author by P. Sandford, bookseller, Shrewsbury and sold by Messrs Richardson, Royal Exchange, London, 28 pp.. and reproduced in facsimile in the Proceedings of the Shropshire Geological Society, 18, 5-52 (2017). The text is appended as an OCR file to facilitate word searches.

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Rosenbaum, M.S. and Torrens, H.S. (2017). "a farmer": an early scientific explanation of continental drift. Proceedings of the Shropshire Geological Society, 18, 1-4. ISSN 1750-855X (Print), ISSN 1750-8568 (Online) [Online at www.shropshiregeology.org.uk/SGSpublications; printed copy in press]

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