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Set in Stone: The Geology and Landscapes of Scotland (Paperback)
  • Set in Stone: The Geology and Landscapes of Scotland (Paperback)

Set in Stone: The Geology and Landscapes of Scotland (Paperback)

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Paperback 96 Pages / Published: 20/07/2015
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The land that was to become Scotland has travelled across the globe over the last 3,000 million years - from close to the South Pole to its current position. During these travels, there were many continental collisions, creating mountain belts as high as the present-day Himalayas. The Highlands of Scotland were formed in this way. Our climate too has changed dramatically over the last 3 billion years from the deep freeze of the Ice Age to scorching heat of the desert. And within a relatively short time - geologically speaking, we will plunge back into another ice age. In Set in Stone, Alan McKirdy traces Scotland's amazing geological journey, explaining for the non - specialist reader why the landscape looks the way it does todays. He also explores Scots and those working in Scotland have played a seminal role in the development of the science of geology, understanding Earth processes at a local and global scale.

Publisher: Birlinn General
ISBN: 9781780271514
Number of pages: 96
Weight: 345 g
Dimensions: 230 x 165 x 10 mm

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“Geology Coming Home”

Scotland's geological history not only involves the landscape but also the early pioneers of the nascent science of rocks. This is an excellent survey of both, for a non-specialist as well as for the expert.

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