Guide to the geology of Scotland
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Guide to the geology of Scotland containing an account of the character, distribution, and more interesting appearances of its rocks and minerals by James Nicol

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Published by Oliver & Boyd in Edinburgh .
Written in English


  • Geology -- Scotland.

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Statementby James Nicol.
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Open LibraryOL19908943M

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  There simply is no other book that is as complete and authoritative as this one on the very complex geology of Scotland. The geology of Scotland is 3 billion years old. Filled with colored geological maps and diagrams, this book explains in detail the geological history of Scotland and thus the last 3 billion years of earth history/5(7). The book describes the varied rocks and structures that occur within the largely metasediments of the Moine Supergroup of the northern and central highlands of Scotland. The excursions are, for the most part, along major roads, allowing easy access to some of the finest outcrops of deformed and metamorphosed sandstones in Scotland. Scotland is constructed from a number of terranes that finally combined in roughly their present positions prior to about million years ago. Thus the geology of each terrane is described up to the time of amalgamation, providing chapters on the Southern Uplands, Midland Valley, Northern Highland, Grampian and Hebridean terranes. In Scotland, the miles between the northernmost Shetland island and the Mull of Galloway in the south contain some of the most interesting geology and most varied landscapes in Europe. This variety was the inspiration for a tradition of geological investigation that stretches back to the earliest Earth scientists. The origins of the Scotland [ ].

Excursion guide to the Western Highlands of Scotland, in the Classic Geology in Europe series. Covers the superb and varied geology on Scotland’s west coast from Cape Wrath to Loch Lomond. This is a clear and concise book that provides a great introduction to an amazing area of geology. Shop for Books on Google Play. Browse the world's largest eBookstore and start reading today on the web, tablet, phone, or ereader. Go to Google Play Now». Guide to the Moine Geology of the Northern Highlands of Scotland represents a complete and comprehensive field guide to Moine geology, building on the first ‘Moine field guide. A Walker's Guide to the Geology of British Mountains Ronald Turnbull's "Granite and Grit" makes a superb addition to the bookshelf of anyone interested in walking or climbing on British mountains: or indeed anyone wanting to gain a better understanding of the uniquely complex geology of Great Britain.

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