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Geology and Landscapes of Scotland

Geology Guide

By: Con Gillen (Author)

246 pages, colour photos, colour illustrations

Dunedin Academic Press

Paperback | Jul 2013 | Edition: 2 | #200345 | ISBN-13: 9781780460093
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Paperback | Dec 2003 | Edition: 1 | #121026 | ISBN: 1903544092
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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


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