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The Quaternary of Scotland

Series: Geological Conservation Review Series (Kluwer) Volume: 6

Edited By: JE Gordon and DG Sutherland

720 pages, 155 line illus, 40 b/w photos.

Chapman & Hall

Hardback | Dec 1993 | #22744 | ISBN: 041248840X
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About this book

Describes the geomorphological heritage of Scotland, offering a remarkable account of how the natural environment responded to severe climatic change as the Quaternary era progressed over the last 2 million years, in terms of landforms, processes and plant communities. Describes 138 nationally important GCR sites which represent a remarkable diversity of landforms in a relatively small area. Explores how this variety of landforms came into being, the forces which shaped it, and the climatic extremes which drove it.

'...a marvellous tour de force of the Scottish Quaternary, and a testament to the great diversity of the landscape and the impressive range of work that has been conducted over the years ... a clear and informative overview ... an invaluable sourcebook ... an essential volume' Quaternary Newsletter 'a fine reference tome...physical production of the volume is very good...such a fine compendium of knowledge should be widely accessible to both lay people and researchers' New Phytologist ' impressive volume in every respect. It is very substantial, well organized, richly illustrated and comprehensively written compendium of sites in Scotland... thoroughly researched and copiously referenced and it is difficult to imagine a better way of presenting such a huge volume of material in one place...The format of the book is logical and easy to use...this substantial volume will prove indispensible to those who are interested in the Quaternary development of the Scottish landscape...logical and easy to use' Holocene Book Reviews 'An immense amount of time and effort has clearly been spent by the editors in producing this volume, which forms an impressive reference text...The Quarternary of Scotland deserves a place in all reference libararies and no doubt will be of considerable use in planning field trips and searching for obscure site references' Geoscientist


The quaternary in Scotland; the Shetland Isles; the Orkney Islands; Caithness; north-west Highlands; Inverness area; north-east Scotland; eastern Grampian Mountains; south-west Highlands; Inner Hebrides; Outer Hebrides; western Highland boundary; eastern Highland boundary; Fife and Lower Tay; western central lowlands; Lothians and Borders; south-west Scotland.

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