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The West Highlands and the Hebrides: A Geologist's Guide for Amateurs

Geology Guide

By: Alfred Harker(Author), JE Richey(Editor), JS Boys Smith(Contributor), Albert Seward(Contributor)

Cambridge University Press

Paperback | Dec 2015 | #226735 | ISBN-13: 9781107536777
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Originally published in 1941, this book presents a guide to the geology of the West Highlands and the Hebrides. Aimed at the general reader, it begins with a brief discussion of types of rock before moving through different regions discussing their geological characteristics. The text was written by the renowned British geologist Alfred Harker (1859-1939) and published posthumously. It reflects his extensive knowledge of western Scotland, gained through numerous studies and surveys carried out in the area. A glossary of geological terms, minerals and rocks is included. Illustrative figures are incorporated throughout. The West Highlands and the Hebrides will be of value to anyone with an interest in the landscape of Scotland and the history of geology.


Editor's preface J.E. Richey
Note on the manuscript left by Alfred Harker and on its preparation for publication J.S. Boys Smith
Alfred Harker (1859-1939) Albert Seward

1. The rocks of the West Highlands and Isles
2. From the Clyde to Loch Fyne
3. From the Clyde to the Mull of Kintyre
4. Bute and Arran
5. From the Mull of Kintyre to Oban
6. Jura, Islay, and Colonsay
7. The Oban district
8. Loch Linnhe and Loch Leven
9. Through the Sound of Mull
10. The circuit of Mull
11. From Ardnamurchan Point to the Kyle of Lochalsh
12. Coll, Tiree, and the small isles
13. Round the Isle of Skye
14. Kyle of Lochalsh to Cape Wrath and Durness
15. The Outer Hebrides and the Shiant Isles

Glossary of geological terms, minerals, and rocks
Select list of geological maps of the West Highlands and Hebrides

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