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An Excursion Guide to the Moine Geology of the Northern Highlands of Scotland

Geology Guide

By: Rob Strachan, Clark Friend, Ian Alsop and Suzanne Miller

298 pages, Col illus, maps

NMSE Publishing

Paperback | Jul 2010 | Edition: 2 | #186906 | ISBN-13: 9781905267330
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About this book

This new edition is a co-publication between NMS Enterprises - Publishing and the Edinburgh Geological Society. It has been expanded and redesigned and has a practical flexi-binding. The book describes the varied rocks and structures that occur within the largely metasediments of the Moine Supergroup of the northern and central highlands of Scotland. The excursions are, for the most part, along major roads, allowing easy access to some of the finest outcrops of deformed and metamorphosed sandstones in Scotland. Professional geologists will find the book invaluable as will the enthusiastic amateur and the undergraduate student.


Contents

Summary of Moine Geology Excursion 1 Ross of Mull Excursion 2 Fort William to Glenfinnan Excursion 3 Glenfinnan to Morar Excursion 4 Invergarry to kinloch Hourn Excursion 5 Glenmoriston and Glen Shiel Excursion 6 West Glenelg and Loch Hourn Excursion 7 East Glenelg and Loch Duich Excursion 8 Glen Strathfarrar and Loch Monar Excursion 9 Loch a' Bhraoin, Braemore and Loch Broom Excursion 10 South and Central Sutherland Excursion 11 the Moine Thrust Belt at Loch Eriboll Excursion 12 Durness and Faraid Head Excursion 13 North Sutherland Excursion 14 Great Glen


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Biography

Rob Strachan is Head of the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences at the University of Portsmouth. Ian Alsop is Reader in Structural Geology at the University of Aberdeen. Clark Friend specialises in the application of geo-chronology to dating major metamorphic and crust-forming events. Suzanne Miller spent 12 years with National Museums Scotland where she was Keeper of Natural Sciences. She is currently Director of the South Australian Museum, Adelaide, Australia

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