Geology And Landscapes Of Scotland Ed 2

Author: Con Gillen
Publisher: Dunedin Academic Press
ISBN: 1903544882
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The six hundred miles between the northernmost Shetland island and the Mull of Galloway in the South of Scotland contain some of the most interesting geology and most varied landscapes in Europe. This variety was the inspiration for a tradition of geological investigation that stretches back to the earliest earth scientists. The origins of the Scotland that we know today lie in five quite distinct geological histories. The Geology and landscapes of Scotland takes the reader on a tour of each of these regions in turn, starting with the Northwest Highlands and Outer Hebrides, which contain some of the oldest rocks on Earth, through the mountain terrains of the Highlands and Uplands to the Lowlands and then the fringes of the North Sea. A section describes the volcanic provinces of Scotland; another deals with the effects of the Ice Ages while a final section looks at Scotlands natural resources. Of equal appeal to the professional geologist seeking a broad overview of a much-studied ter

Set In Stone

Author: Alan McKirdy
Publisher: Birlinn
ISBN: 9781780271514
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A concise, illustrated introduction to the geology of Scotland.

Land Of Mountain And Flood

Author: Alan McKirdy
Publisher: Birlinn Publishers
ISBN: 9781780274973
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Scotland is justly famed for its wonderful scenery of mountains, lochs, islands, wild rocky places and sandy beaches. All this is evidence of an exciting geographical history which began 3,500 million years ago and is still continuing. The sheer diversity of Scotland's landforms are the physical reminders of a fascinating journey through time. They reveal that the land that makes up Scotland today has travelled the world, and has not always even belonged to one single continental landmass. In Land of Mountain and Flood three eminent Earth scientists explain Scotland's place in the geological history of the planet, unravelling and explaining the present-day landscape and how it came to be the way it is.

The Hidden Landscape

Author: Richard Fortey
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1409087697
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'I travelled to Haverfordwest to get to the past. From Paddington Station a Great Western locomotive took me on a journey westwards from London further and further back into geological time, from the age of mammals to the age of trilobites... Under the River Severn and into Wales, I was back before the time of the dinosaurs, to a time when Wales steamed and sweated with the humid heat of moss-laden and boggy forests in coal-swamps, where dragonflies the size of hawks flitted in the mist; and then on back still further in time, so far back that life had not yet slithered or crawled upon the land from its aqueous nursery.' So begins this enthralling exploration of time and place in which Richard Fortey peels away the top layer of the land to reveal the hidden landscape - the rocks which contain the story of distant events, which dictate not only the personality of the landscape, but the nature of the soil, the plants that grow in it and the regional characteristics of the buildings. We travel with him as our guide throughout the British Isles and as the rocks change so we learn to read the clues they contain: that Britain was once divided into two parts separated by an ocean, that Scottish malt whisky, Harris tweed, slate roofs and thatched cottages can be traced back to tumultuous events which took place many millions of years ago. The Hidden Landscape has become a classic in popular geology since its first publication in 1993. This new edition is fully updated and beautifully illustrated.


Author: Alan MCKIRDY
Publisher: Birlinn
ISBN: 9781780273716
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One of 4 books to launch a brand-new series on Scotland's geology and landscapes which explain how Scotland's scenery was made, why it looks the way it does today and how it has changed over millions of years

Glacial Geology And Geomorphology

Author: A. Marshall McCabe
Publisher: Dunedin Academic PressLtd
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Ireland's position on the fringe of Europe in the climatically sensitive north-eastern North Atlantic makes it an ideal laboratory for identifying terrestrial evidence for climatic signals. This work gives a history of the regional geological, geomorphological and geochronological evidence used in ice sheet reconstruction.

Hostile Habitats

Author: Nick Kempe
Publisher: Scottish Mountaineering Club
ISBN: 9780907521938
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Compiled by some of the country's leading experts in their fields, this book offers a detailed introduction to the natural and man-made environment of Scotland's mountains, written by hillwalkers for hillwalkers.