Set in Stone

Set in Stone: The Geology and Landscapes of Scotland

Language & Reference, Nature Writing, Non-Fiction
Paperback Published on: 16/07/2015
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Set in Stone
Geology Coming Home
Scotland's geological history not only involves the landscape but also the early pioneers of the nascent science of rocks. This is an excellent survey of b... READ MORE
Colin Martin at Oban


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.

  • Publisher: Birlinn General
  • ISBN: 9781780271514
  • Number of pages: 96
  • Weight: 389g
  • Dimensions: 230 x 165 x 10 mm

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