Land of Mountain and Flood

The Geology and Landforms of Scotland

Alan McKirdy, John Gordon, Roger Crofts

Scotland is justly famed for its magnificent scenery - mountains, lochs, islands, wild rocky places and sandy beaches. All this is evidence of an exciting geological history which began 3,500 billion years ago. This title explains Scotland's place in the geological history of the planet.
Date Published :
October 2017
Publisher :
Birlinn
Illustration :
color illustrations, maps & diagrams throughout
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Hardback
ISBN : 9781780274973
Pages : 320
Dimensions : 10.25 X 10.05 inches
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$44.95

Overview
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Scotland is justly famed for its magnificent scenery - mountains, lochs, islands, wild rocky places and sandy beaches. All this is evidence of an exciting geological history which began 3,500 billion years ago and is still continuing. The sheer diversity of Scotland's rocks and land forms are the physical reminders of a fascinating journey through time. They reveal that the land that makes up Scotland today has traveled the world and has not always even belonged to one single continental landmass.

At different times, too, continents formed and split apart, ancient volcanoes erupted vast quantities of lava and Ice Age glaciers shaped the landscape. Containing a huge amount of detailed information presented in clear, comprehensible language and enhanced throughout with specially commissioned illustrations, diagrams and photographs, this is an essential book for anyone interested in the world around them.

About The Author
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Alan McKirdy has written many popular books and book chapters on geology and related topics and has helped to promote the study of environmental geology in schools. Before his recent retirement he was Head of Information Management at Scottish Natural Heritage.

REVIEWS
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Big and beautifully illustrated, this book is rigorous yet lucid, and written with patriotic pride - a work of more than scientific importance, *****

- The Scotsman

Big and beautifully illustrated, this book is rigorous yet lucid, and written with patriotic pride - a work of more than scientific importance, *****'

- Scotsman

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