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The Outer Hebrides: Landscapes in Stone

Geology GuideComing Soon

Series: Landscapes in Stone

By: Alan McKirdy(Author)

48 pages, colour & b/w photos, colour & b/w illustrations

Birlinn Publishing

Paperback | 2018 | #239399 | ISBN-13: 9781780275093
Available for pre-order: Due May 2018 Details
NHBS Price: £6.99 $10/€8 approx

About this book

The remote archipelago which lies off the north-west coast of Scotland boasts a huge range of contrasting and spectacular land- and seascapes. Lewis is austere, with a featureless peatland core, bounded by dramatic sea cliffs, whilst neighbouring Harris is extraordinarily rugged but fringed with stunning unspoilt beaches. The Uists are characterised by gentle fertile machair lands, and Barra has a more brutal landscape carved from ancient gnarled rock. But these islands have one thing in common: they were all built from the most ancient rocks in Britain – Lewisian gneiss, which reaches back almost to the beginning of geological time. In The Outer Hebrides: Landscapes in Stone, Alan McKirdy explores these islands, together with the volcanic rocks that build the outposts of Rockall, St Kilda and the Shiants, tracing their extraordinary journey through time and across the globe.


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Biography

Alan McKirdy has helped to promote the study of environmental geology in Scotland. Before his retirement he was Head of Knowledge and Information Management at Scottish Natural Heritage. He is now a freelance writer and regularly gives talks at book festivals and other events.

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