A concise, illustrated introduction to the geology of Scotland.
Author: Alan McKirdy
The land that was to become Scotland has travelled across the globe over the last 3,000 million years - from close to the South Pole to its current position. During these travels, there were many continental collisions, creating mountain belts as high as the present-day Himalayas. Our climate too has changed dramatically over the last 3 billion years from the deep freeze of the Ice Age to scorching heat of the desert. And within a relatively short time - geologically speaking, we will plunge back into another ice age. In Set in Stone, Alan McKirdy traces Scotland's amazing geological journey.
Appreciating geology and the physical landscape in Scotland: from tourism of
awe to experiential re-engagement JOHN ... landscape in Scotland from the
perspective of parallel developments in geological science, landscape aesthetics
Author: T.A. Hose
Publisher: Geological Society of London
Geotourism, as a form of sustainable geoheritage tourism, was defined and developed, from the early 1990s, to contextualize modern approaches to geoconservation and physical landscape management. However, its roots lie in the late seventeenth century and the emergence of the Grand Tour and its domestic equivalents in the eighteenth century. Its participants and numerous later travellers and tourists, including geologists and artists, purposefully explored wild landscapes as‘geotourists’. The written and visual records of their observations underpin the majority of papers within this volume; these papers explore some significant geo-historical themes, organizations, individuals and locations across three centuries, opening with seventeenth century elite travellers and closing with modern landscape tourists. Other papers examine the resources available to those geotourists and explore the geotourism paradigm. The volume will be of particular interest to Earth scientists, historians of science, tourism specialists and general readers with an interest in landscape history.
A Plea for the Study of Geology by Landscape-painters Hugh Miller. SKELTON.
Maitland of Lethington ; and the Scotland of Mary Stuart. A History. By John
Skelton, C.B., LL.D., Author of 'TheEssays of Shirley.' Demy 8vo. 2 vols., 28s.
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.
Author: Julian Ashbourn
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
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.
Author: Mary-Ann ConstantinePublish On: 2017-04-15
For modern geological interpretations of the vulcanism of the Inner Hebrides, see
J. B. Whittow, Geology and Scenery in Scotland (Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1977
), chapters 11–13; Con Gillen, Geology and the Landscapes of Scotland ...
Author: Mary-Ann Constantine
Publisher: Anthem Press
‘Weaving together science, history, antiquarianism and art, this stimulating collection of essays amply demonstrates Thomas Pennant’s centrality to a broad range of British Enlightenment debates and discourses, especially those relating to Britain’s so-called “Celtic Fringe”. At the same time, it underscores the epistemological importance of travel and travel writing in the late eighteenth century.’ —Carl Thompson, Senior Lecturer in English, St Mary’s University, UK
by Dr Darren McAulay & Gary Latter "For its size Scotland has the most varied geology and natural landscapes of any country on the planet. " - Alan McKirdy
and Roger Crofts, Scotland: The Creation of its Natural Landscape, Scottish
Author: Gary Latter
Publisher: Pesda Press
Category: Sports & Recreation
The best mountain, crag, sea cliff and sport climbing in Scotland. From the Foreword by Hamish MacInnes . "If you have an ambition to do all the climbs in these two Scottish Rock guides I think you'd better schedule time off in your next life. This labour of Gary's has been of gargantuan proportions. Those of you who use the guides will benefit by his dedication and the sheer choice offered; if you divide the retail price of these by the number of good routes you'll realise this is a bargain. Volume 1 covers a proliferation of Scottish crags up to the natural demarcation of the Great Glen. They are easier to access than most in Volume 2 and present infinite variety. I have been a long-time advocate of selected climbs and the use of photographs to illustrate both climbs and action. I'm glad that this principle has been used throughout these two volumes. It gives you a push to get up and do things. The list seems endless and if you succeed in doing half of them you'll be a much better climber and know a lot more about Scotland - have a good decade!"
International support for conservation of geological , landscape and historical
sites : the homeland initiative GARRY ... Many organizations , such as The Nature
Conservancy in the United States , The National Trust in Scotland and World ...
Edited by Dr. David Munro, Director of the Royal Scottish Geographical Society, and Bruce Gittings of the Department of Geography at Edinburgh University, Scotland: An Encyclopedia of Places and Landscapes is a landmark work of reference.
Author: David M. Munro
Publisher: Harpercollins Pub Limited
Authoritative, comprehensive, and fully up-to-date, this outstanding encyclopedia contains more than 10,000 detailed entries on Scotland's cities, towns and villages, mountains, lochs and rivers, visitor attractions, monuments, and historic sites. Each entry places its subject in historical, geographical, architectural, or environmental context, offering information for a wide variety of uses. Street plans are included for all of Scotland's cities and many larger towns, highlighting places of interest, public buildings, and main routes. All the entries are cross-referenced to a full-color atlas of the country, providing a wealth of current cartographic detail. Edited by Dr. David Munro, Director of the Royal Scottish Geographical Society, and Bruce Gittings of the Department of Geography at Edinburgh University, Scotland: An Encyclopedia of Places and Landscapes is a landmark work of reference.
(2007) quantified the effects of glacial erosion on the Scottish and the USA/
Canadian Cordilleran landscapes respectively by examining the degree of valley
connectivity in these areas. Fluvial landscapes tend to produce dendritic
Author: Matthew M. Bennett
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
The new Second Edition of Glacial Geology provides a modern, comprehensive summary of glacial geology and geomorphology. It is has been thoroughly revised and updated from the original First Edition. This book will appeal to all students interested in the landforms and sediments that make up glacial landscapes. The aim of the book is to outline glacial landforms and sediments and to provide the reader with the tools required to interpret glacial landscapes. It describes how glaciers work and how the processes of glacial erosion and deposition which operate within them are recorded in the glacial landscape. The Second Edition is presented in the same clear and concise format as the First Edition, providing detailed explanations that are not cluttered with unnecessary detail. Additions include a new chapter on Glaciations around the Globe, demonstrating the range of glacial environments present on Earth today and a new chapter on Palaeoglaciology, explaining how glacial landforms and sediments are used in ice-sheet reconstructions. Like the original book, text boxes are used throughout to explain key concepts and to introduce students to case study material from the glacial literature. Newly updated sections on Further Reading are also included at the end of each chapter to point the reader towards key references. The book is illustrated throughout with colour photographs and illustrations.
Colin Ballantyne explains the geological and geomorphological evolution of Scotland's mountains to form an unparalleled variety of mountain forms.
Author: Colin K. Ballantyne
The diversity of Scotland's mountains is remarkable, ranging from the isolated summits of the far northwest, through the tor-studded high plateau of the Cairngorms to the hills of the Southern Uplands. Colin Ballantyne explains the geological and geomorphological evolution of Scotland's mountains to form an unparalleled variety of mountain forms.
... Third Edition 2005) The Hillwalker's Guide to Mountaineering by Terry Adby
and Stuart Johnston (Cicerone Press, 2003) The Mountain Skills Training
Handbook by Pete Hill and StuartJohnston (David & Charles, 2000) Geology, Landscape, ...
Author: Chris Townsend
Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited
Category: Sports & Recreation
This comprehensive book is an excellent planning resource for those who wish to venture into the Scottish mountains. Whether you are planning a walk, scramble, climb or ski tour this larger format guide has all the information the independent mountain lover needs. The guide covers all the mountainous areas of Scotland from south to north, divided into seven regions. Each regional chapter covers individual glens important for mountain-goers, groups of hills that form coherent massifs and individual hills of significance. However, this is not a route guide and detailed descriptions are not provided. The aim of the book is to inspire and entertain as well as inform; to show first-time visitors just what the Scottish mountains have to offer and provide a new perspective for those who have been before. In the descriptions author Chris Townsend has given his opinions as to the relative qualities of the walks, glens, lochs, mountains and the landscape in general and highlighted those he thinks are the best the area has to offer. Includes: Descriptions of all the Scottish mountains, area-by-area from south to north, to help you identify the best locations for hill walking, mountaineering, climbing and ski touring Classic ascents and walks described, from scrambles up Ben Nevis to ski tours in the Cairngorms A planning tool for long-distance treks
Argyll offers an illustration of the possibility of considering interplay be tween geology's landscape legacies and human decision-making. As elsewhere, the
Caledonian Trend provides potential routes running south-we st/ north-east, on
... have greatly increased knowledge of past geological events , which allows the geology and landscapes of the UK and ... N Alnwick Cheviot Hills Figure 3.43 An
eroded dyke outcropping on the coast of Arran , Scotland 0 25km River Coquet ...
Author: Ann Bowen
Written for the AQA geography specification A, this text develops skills analysis in context through the use of map extracts and satellite data. It incorporates ICT and questions to reinforce learning. Sample exam questions and mark schemes give pupils practice.