The United Kingdom's Natural Wonders Scotland and Northern Ireland, Lake District and Yorkshire Dales, Wales and West Midlands, England
This book guides readers through the most iconic geologically significant scenery in the UK, points out features of interest, explains what they are, and describes how these features came to be. It illustrates numerous regions, explaining classic locations in the development of geology and paleontology in the United Kingdom, giving readers a tour through sites of special scientific interest. The author puts the geology of Britain in a plate tectonic context and discusses the history of sedimentary basins, mountain building, volcanism, and glacial features.
- Clearly explains the geology of regions with emphasis on landscape formation
- Lavishly illustrated with numerous colorful maps and breathtaking geological landscapes and their various features
- Describes the major geologic features of the United Kingdom through the device of a geologic tour for those without any geology training as well as professionals
- Written in easy-to-understand language, the author brings his own experience to readers who want to explore and understand geologic sites firsthand
The United Kingdom’s Natural Wonders is an inviting text giving individuals with no background in geology the opportunity to understand key geologic aspects of local landscapes. It also serves as a guide to undergraduate- and graduate-level students taking courses in earth science programs, such as geology, geophysics, geochemistry, mining engineering, and petroleum engineering. Teachers of these courses can also use this book to better understand their local geologic environment and geography.
1. Scotland, Northern Ireland 2. Lake District and Yorkshire Dales 3. Wales and West Midlands 4. Southern England