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Dorset and East Devon: Landscape and Geology

Geology Guide

By: Malcolm Hart

240 pages, 290 colour photographs including maps and diagrams

Crowood Press

Paperback | May 2009 | #178703 | ISBN-13: 9781847970893
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The Dorset and East Devon region is characterized by a variety of beautiful landscapes and a wealth of exciting geology, including such features as Lulworth Cove, Durdle Door, Chesil Beach, the fossil-laden cliffs of Lyme Regis and the red cliffs of East Devon. The area is equally well-known for numerous fascinating examples of how our ancestors interacted with the landscape, from Neolithic burial mounds and earthworks, through more recent effects of mining, quarrying and mineral extraction, to the local materials used to build houses.

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Malcolm Hart read Geology at Imperial College, London, where he remained for PhD research, largely based on the cretaceous micropalaeontology of Southern England, including the Isle of Wight, Dorset, Devon, Somerset and Wiltshire. He is currently Professor of Micropalaeontology in the School of Earth, Ocean and Environmental Sciences at the University of Plymouth. Malcolm is an active member of the Science and Conservation Advisory Group of the Dorset & East Devon World Heritage Site. Resident - Plymouth