English | ISBN: 1780460090 | 2013 | 256 pages | PDF | 28 MB
In Scotl&, the 600 miles between the northernmost Shetl& isl& & the Mull of Galloway in the south contain some of the most interesting geology & most varied l&scapes 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 Scotl& that is known today lie in five quite distinct geological histories. This book takes the reader on a tour of each of these regions in turn, starting with the Northwest Highl&s & Outer Hebrides, which contain some of the oldest rocks on Earth, through the mountain terrains of the Highl&s & Upl&s to the Lowl&s, & then the fringes of the North Sea. One section describes the volcanic provinces of Scotl&, another deals with the effects of the Ice Ages, while a final section looks at Scotl&'s natural resources. The book will appeal to the professional geologist seeking a broad overview of a much-studied terrain. It will also be a resource for the resident, visitor, walker, climber, or angler who wants to underst& the origins of the l&forms they observe. Now in its second edition, Geology & L&scapes of Scotl& has proved itself as a reliable guide & has been thoroughly revised with many illustrations presented in color.