Books  Physical Sciences  Earth & Planetary Sciences  Regional & Local Geology 

The Geology of Longyearbyen

Geology Guide

By: Karsten Piepjohn (Author), Rolf Stange (Author), Malte Jochmann (Author), Christiaane Hübner (Author)

35 pages, colour photos, colour illustrations, colour maps

Spitsbergen - Svalbard (Rolf Stange)

Paperback | Oct 2012 | #204262 | ISBN-13: 9788293009054
Availability: Usually dispatched within 1-2 weeks Details
NHBS Price: £16.99 $22/€20 approx

About this book

Language: English, also available in German

In this booklet, the authors take you on an exciting journey through the geological history of the surroundings of Lonyearbyen. The Geology of Longyearbyen starts with a short description of the development of Spitsbergen in earth history, from the days of the dinosaurs to the recent ice age with present-day glaciers, traces of former large-scale glaciation and permafrost phenomena.

Then the books zooms in on the geology and the landscape you can see in and around Longyearbyen today. As an example for the stratigraphy that tells us about the development of the regional geology, the authors use Hiorthfjellet, the prominent mountain that greets the people of Longyearbyen from the other side of Adventfjorden. Its mountain slope exhibits 85 million years of Svalbard’s history. The booklet is illustrated with many coulor photographs, maps and figures. Furthermore three excursions are suggested, depending on your schedule and circumstances (family excursion, excursion for mountain goats, excursion by car), each with description and map.


Write a review

There are currently no reviews for this product. Be the first to review this product!

Bestsellers in this subject

The Hidden Landscape

NHBS Price: £16.99 $22/€20 approx

Ardnamurchan: A Guide to Geological Excursions

NHBS Price: £6.50 $8/€8 approx

Geotrekking in Southeastern Arabia

NHBS Price: £31.50 $40/€38 approx

Namibia: Fascination of Geology

NHBS Price: £24.99 $32/€30 approx