Lochaber and Glencoe

Landscapes in Stone

Alan McKirdy

The latest in the acclaimed series on Scotland's geology and landscapes which explains how Scotland's scenery was made, why it looks the way it does today and how it has changed over millions of years.
Date Published :
May 2018
Publisher :
Birlinn
Illustration :
color throughout
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Paperback
ISBN : 9781780275086
Pages : 48
Dimensions : 9.05 X 6.7 inches
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$11.95

Overview
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The Lochaber and Glencoe area is rich in historical associations. It was at Glenfinnan that Bonnie Prince Charlie started his long marchsouthwards to lay claim to the British throne, and Glencoe was the scene of one of the most vicious massacres in Scottish history.But a longer and even more turbulent history is played out geologically. Ancient volcanoes erupted in massive explosions, causing shock wavesthat reverberated around the planet. Their eroded remains form some of the breathtaking scenery for which Glen Coe is famous, as well as thehighest mountain in Britain – Ben Nevis. Ice too played its part as glaciers scraped their passage across the landscape, carving deep glens andshaving the tops off the highest mountains.This book is fascinating introduction to the geology of the area, which features some of Scotland’s oldest rocks and some of its most stunningand dramatic scenery.

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.

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