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Geological Landscapes of Britain

By: Julian Ashbourn

271 pages, 217 col & b/w illus


Hardback | Nov 2010 | #186023 | ISBN-13: 9789048188604
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About this book

The book discusses the geological and natural history of Britain through the early geological formation of the British Isles, the variety of ground rock and how it has formed in different areas, and how early settlers may have lived. The areas are photographically documented over time in order to understand environmental and societal change. The book includes detailed imagery, documenting natural areas in Britain.

Customer Reviews:

Extraordinary book
by Robert in United Kingdom
This is a rare gem of a book which really gets the geology of Britain across in an informative and enjoyable manner. It is full of interesting asides, including a section on early settlers and another on coastal erosion, yet, for many, the joy of this book will partly lie in the superb and extensive imagery which portrays natural Britain in ways never seen before in such books. This book represents an invaluable snap-shot in time for natural Britain and its geology and should be in the library of every single school as well as in every household with an interest in the Earth sciences, natural history or who simply is interested in Britain as an island. Anglophiles overseas will absolutely love this book.....


Provisional Contents: Prologue (an introduction).- 1. How and when the British Isles were formed.- 2. Early settlers of Mesolithic and Neolithic occupation.- 3. The South Coast: from Dover to The Lizard (overview).- 4. Dartmoor (overview).- 5. Northern Devon: Exmoor and the North Devon coast.- 6. The Lake District: Overview of the Lakes.- 7. North Wales: Snowdonia and North Wales.- 8. South and Mid Wales: Brecon Beacons and South Wales.- 9. The Peak District: White and Dark Peaks.- 10. The Yorkshire Dales (overview).- 11. The Yorkshire Moors (overview).- 12. The Scottish Lowlands (overview).- 13. The Scottish Highlands (overview).- 14. Coastal Erosion (coverage of coastal erosion, particularly in the south).- 15. Epilogue (a summary and general discussion, including possible futures).- Bibliography.

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