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British Tertiary Volcanic Province

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Series: Geological Conservation Review Series (Kluwer) Volume: 4

By: CH Emeleus (Author), MC Gyopari (Author)

259 pages, b/w photos, b/w illustrations, b/w maps, tables

Chapman & Hall

Hardback | Dec 1992 | #19733 | ISBN: 041247980X
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Describes the excellent exposure of the eroded volcanoes on the west coast of Scotland which were formed 50 - 60 million years ago.

"The production is handsome. the volume is both well written and well edited [...] the two authors have done their job admirably [...] the index is comprehensive and well selected and the references are complete [...] the book gives an excellent account of the British Tertiary Province."
- Mineralogical Magazine

"a most readable and succinct text, which flows well and which covers every aspect of mineralogy and petrology, including petrogenesis, and who said what when [...] it is a well-ordered, easily consulted catalogue of carefulyy constrained facts which will be in much demand by students, all libraries will have to purchase it."
Journal of Petrology

"[...] for geologists unfamiliar with the numerous world-famous sites within the BTVP, this volume is an excellent introduction and source of key data [...] the authors are to be congratulated on the production of a superb volume. It will stand the test of time and provide an excellent basis for much new geological research into the next century."
Scottish Journal of Geology


Part 1 Introduction to the British Tertiary Volcanic Province: the general setting; the igneous sequence; a review of research

Part 2 The Isle of Skye: Fiurnean to Rubha na h-Airde Glaise; the Storr; Roineval; Talisker; Ros a'Mheallain; Allt Geodh a'Ghamhna; an Cleireach; Rubha Hunish; Marsco and Mheall and Mhaoil; Coire Uaigneich; Beinn an Dubhaich; Kilchrist; Cuillin Hills; Rubha' an Eireannaich

Part 3 The small Isles - Rum, Eigg, Muck, Canna - Sanday: Fionchra; Allt nam Ba - Beinn nan Stac; Askival - Hallival; Harris Bay; Cnapan Breaca - Long Loch and Dibidil - Southern Mountains; South-west Eigg; Camas Mor, Isle of Muck; East Canna and Sanday

Part 4 Ardnamurchan: Ben Hiant; Glas Eilean - Mingary Pier; Glas Bheinn - Glebe Hill; Beinn na Seilg - Beinn nan Ord; Arnamurchan Point to Sanna; Centre 3, Ardnamurchan

Part 5 Isle of Mull; Bearraich; Ardtun; Loch sguabain; Laggan Bay; 'S Airde Beinn; Carsaig Bay; Loch Spelve - Auchnacraig; Cruach Choireadail; Allt Molach - Beinn Chaisgidle; Loch Ba - Ben More

Part 6 Isle of Arran: Ard Bheinn; Glen Catacol; Drumadoon - Tormore; Dippin Head; South Coast of Arran; Corrygillis Shore

Part 7 Other Tertiary province sites: Rockall; the Shiant Isles; St Kilda; Langbaurgh Ridge and Cliff Ridge

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