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Land of Mountain and Flood: The Geology and Landforms of Scotland
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Alan McKirdy John Gordon
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Land of Mountain and Flood: The Geology and Landforms of Scotland

Alan McKirdy John Gordon Roger Crofts


Birlinn Ltd

British & Irish history;
Historical geology;
The Earth: natural history general


320 pages

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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 a wonderfully exciting geological history which began 3,500 billion years ago and is not yet finished: land and sea are rising, formations are shifting and slopes are moving. The sheer diversity of Scotland's rocks and landforms are the physical reminders of a fascinating physical and chronological journey which shows that the land that makes up Scotland today has travelled the world from the Equator to the South Pole and back north again, and has not always even belonged to the same continental landmass.

This book is for anyone who is interested in the natural world around them and who wishes to develop a good knowledge about the original formation of their country. It is accessible and beautifully presented, contains a huge amount of detailed information told in clear, comprehensible language and is enhanced throughout with specially commissioned illustrations, diagrams and photographs.

By:   Alan McKirdy, John Gordon, Roger Crofts
Imprint:   Birlinn Ltd
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 260mm,  Width: 255mm,  Spine: 35mm
Weight:   2.060kg
ISBN:   9781780274973
ISBN 10:   1780274971
Pages:   320
Publication Date:   February 2018
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

1. Geology enriches all our lives 2. How the Earth works 3. Scotland's journey across the globe 4. Shaping the landscape 5. Future landscapes: Scotland in a global context 6. Places to visit

Alan McKirdy has worked in conservation for almost thirty years. He has edited or written many popular books on geology and has contributed to a number of TV and radio programmes. John Gordon has studied and written extensively about the landforms and glacial history of Scotland. He is Earth Science Group manager with Scottish Natural Heritage. Roger Crofts is an environmental and management adviser, lecturer and writer. He was Chief Executive of Scottish Natural Heritage from 1992 to 2000.

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

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