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Author Gillen, Con.

Title Geology and landscapes of Scotland / Con Gillen
Edition Second edition
Published Edinburgh : Dunedin Academic Press, 2013
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Description 1 online resource : color illustrations, color maps
Contents Cover; Title; Prefaces and acknowledgements; 1. Geology -- the science of the Earth; Introduction; The rock fabric of Scotland; The rock cycle; Structure of the Earth; Folds, faults and shear zones; Time and life; 2. Geological regions of Scotland; Introduction; Geological regions; Geological evolution; What next?; 3. Scotland's oldest rocks -- the far northwest; Introduction; The Northwest Highlands; The Outer Hebrides; Basement rocks of the Inner Hebrides; 4. The Caledonian Mountains; Introduction; The Northern Highlands; The Grampian Highlands; Igneous rocks in the Caledonian Mountains
The Highland Border ComplexGeology of Shetland; The Southern Uplands; Plate tectonics and drifting continents; 5. Lowland Scotland: after the mountains; Introduction; Ordovician and Silurian rocks; Devonian rocks; Scotland in the Carboniferous; 6. The North Sea and the Inner Hebrides; Introduction; New Red Sandstone; Tropical seas of the Jurassic; Chalk seas of the Cretaceous Period; 7. Hebridean volcanoes; Introduction; The Small Isles; Skye; Mull; Ardnamurchan; Arran and Ailsa Craig; St Kilda and Rockall; Dyke swarms; Landscape evolution; 8. Ice Age Scotland; Introduction
The cooling climateCauses of ice ages; Landforms created by glacial erosion; Landforms created by glacial deposition; Postglacial landscapes and sea-level changes; 9. Natural resources, people and landscape; Introduction -- what is a natural resource?; Metal-ore deposits; Industrial materials; Fossil fuels; Alternative energy sources; Resources and the landscape; Summary -- resources through time; People and the landscape; Appendix; Taking it further / Fieldwork / Geological maps; Glossary of technical terms; Gaelic terms; Bibliography; Index of place names; General Index; Copyright; Backcover
Summary A comprehensive treatment of the glorious geology and scenery of Scotland
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Subject Geology -- Scotland.
Landscapes -- Scotland.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1903544882 (electronic bk.)
9781903544884 (electronic bk.)