Set in Stone : The Geology and Landscapes of Scotland, Paperback

Set in Stone : The Geology and Landscapes of Scotland Paperback



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.

The Highlands of Scotland were formed in this way. 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, explaining for the non - specialist reader why the landscape looks the way it does todays.

He also explores Scots and those working in Scotland have played a seminal role in the development of the science of geology, understanding Earth processes at a local and global scale.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 96 pages
  • Publisher: Birlinn General
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  • Category: Geology & the lithosphere
  • ISBN: 9781780271514



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