Geological Landscapes of Britain by Julian AshbournGeological Landscapes of Britain by Julian Ashbourn

Geological Landscapes of Britain

byJulian Ashbourn

Hardcover | December 6, 2010

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This book discusses the geological history of Britain from the early geological formation of the British Isles, through to the variety of currently visible rock formations and ensuing natural landscapes. It is presented as an accessible narrative which may be utilised in a variety of educational contexts, or simply enjoyed as an holistic overview of the subject. It additionally provides an important visual record of British geology in the 21st century via a portfolio of high quality, scientifically accurate photographs, which are themselves part of a larger collection, being developed to become the definitive image library for British geoscience.

In addition, the book provides an insight into the relationship between the geology of Britain and how early settlers interacted with the landscape throughout Mesolithic and Neolithic times. It is a book which serves equally as a scientific reference, an introduction to the subject of British geology and, no doubt, as an edition which will remain a pleasure to own in its own right.

Title:Geological Landscapes of BritainFormat:HardcoverDimensions:285 pagesPublished:December 6, 2010Publisher:Springer NetherlandsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:9048188601

ISBN - 13:9789048188604

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Table of Contents

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.