Land of Mountain and Flood

The Geology and Landforms of Scotland

Author: Alan McKirdy,John Gordon,Roger Crofts

Publisher: Birlinn Publishers

ISBN: 9781780274973

Category: Geology

Page: 336

View: 5583

Scotland is justly famed for its wonderful scenery of mountains, lochs, islands, wild rocky places and sandy beaches. All this is evidence of an exciting geographical history which began 3,500 million years ago and is still continuing. The sheer diversity of Scotland's landforms are the physical reminders of a fascinating journey through time. They reveal that the land that makes up Scotland today has travelled the world, and has not always even belonged to one single continental landmass. In Land of Mountain and Flood three eminent Earth scientists explain Scotland's place in the geological history of the planet, unravelling and explaining the present-day landscape and how it came to be the way it is.

On the Geology of Jamaica

Given at the Institute Rooms, Kingston, on Wednesday, 6th February 1889 ... On Mining in Jamaica, Retrospects and Prospects, Given at the Mico Institution, Kingston, on 5th March, 1889 ...

Author: Horace Scotland

Publisher: N.A


Category: Geology

Page: 44

View: 9422


Set in Stone

The Geology and Landscapes of Scotland

Author: Alan McKirdy

Publisher: Birlinn

ISBN: 9781780271514

Category: Geologists

Page: 96

View: 4102

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.

Excursion Guide to the Geology of East Sutherland and Caithness

Author: N. H. Trewin,A. Hurst

Publisher: Dunedin Academic PressLtd

ISBN: 9781906716011

Category: Science

Page: 183

View: 1430

This book provides an overview of the geology of Scotland's East Sutherland and Caithness regions, and includes guides to geological excursions. This area contains many excellent localities that are popular for instructional field courses and recreational visits to view the geology and to collect fossils. The area is also popular with the oil industry as an onshore analogue for several offshore oilfield reservoirs. Excursions to the Devonian Old Red Sandstone of Caithness cover the major features of the Caithness Flagstones from the marginal unconformities, through fluvial, Aeolian, and playa deposits, to the deep lake laminites with world famous fossil fish faunas. In the Golspie-Brora-Helmsdale area, the Jurassic succession adjacent to the Helmsdale Fault is demonstrated, particularly the famous Helmsdale Boulder beds deposited beside an active submarine fault scarp. A further attraction is the opportunity to pan for gold at Kildonan. This guide, which updates the 1993 edition, is copiously illustrated with color photographs and diagrams.

Geologie für Dummies

Author: Alecia M. Spooner

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 3527687483

Category: Education

Page: 376

View: 8941

Fragen Sie sich auch manchmal, warum die Erde so aussieht wie sie aussieht? Eiszeiten, Vulkanismus, Erosion, Meteoriteneinschläge - unser Planet hat in seiner Geschichte schon einiges mitgemacht. Und so vielgestaltig die Erde aussieht, so umfangreich und komplex ist auch das Thema Geologie. Aber keine Sorge, Alecia Spooner erklärt Ihnen leicht verständlich alles Wichtige, was es zum Thema Geologie zu wissen gibt: von den chemischen Grundlagen und der Bedeutung von Wind und Wasser für die Geowissenschaften bis zur Bildung und Bestimmung von Gesteinen. Sie erfahren alles Wissenswerte zu Konvektion, Plattentektonik, Mineralien, Fossilien, Erdbeben, Oberflächenprozessen, den geologischen Zeitaltern und vieles, vieles mehr. Nehmen Sie das Buch zur Hand und bringen Sie die Steine ins Rollen!

Geology of the Eyemouth District

Author: David Cunningham Greig,Ian Burnett Cameron

Publisher: Bernan Press(PA)


Category: Borders Region (Scotland)

Page: 78

View: 3574

A detailed account of the geology shown on the complementary 1: 50 000 (or earlier 1: 63 360) geological map(s)

The Geology of the Central North Sea

Author: R. W. Gatliff

Publisher: N.A


Category: Geological surveys

Page: 118

View: 2651

The area covered by this report extends from the eastern coast of Scotland and northern England to the international median line in the North Sea where the UK sector joins Norwegian, Danish, German and Dutch waters. From south to north, the area extends from 55 degrees N to 58 degrees N, but it reaches only as far as 57 degrees 30'N to the west of 0 degrees. This report area includes much of the Central Graben and its junction with the Viking Graben and Outer Moray Firth Basin; it contains several important oilfields, the largest of which is Forties.

The Geology of the Small Isles of Inverness-Shire

(rum, Canna, Eigg, Muck, Etc.) (Sheet 60, Scotland.)

Author: Alfred Harker,George Barrow

Publisher: Franklin Classics

ISBN: 9780341728603


Page: 254

View: 2716

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