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Boulder Scotland

Author : John Watson
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This third edition of the original Stone Country guide to bouldering in Scotland updates the vast geologies available to the travelling boulderer. It is a dedicated and closely edited gazetteer which showcases the newest as well as the classic venues, featuring the top problems. It is the only comprehensive guide to Scottish bouldering which has now been revised with updated topos and maps, and dozens of new venues added. This is an essential piece of bouldering kit for any climber visiting Scotland. Edited by John Watson who has been bouldering and exploring Scottish stones for over 20 years.

A Monograph of the Post tertiary Entomostraca of Scotland Including Species from England and Ireland

Author : George Stewardson Brady
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1874 Excerpt: ...Sclerochilus contortus. Paradoxostoma variabile. 5. The glacial deposits of Canada, though imperfectly known to us, afford another opportunity of comparison, the following list comprising all that we have noted from that country: Species marked with an asterisk occur living in the British seas, and those marked with a dot in the British Post-tertiary clays. Cythere Dawsoni has occurred living in the River St. Lawrence, while C. MacChesneyi, C. cuspidata, Cytherura cristata, C. granulosa, and Cytheropleron complanatum have not been found at all in other localities, either living or fossil. So that it is evident from the very partial investigation hitherto made that a considerable admixture of species, unknown to Europe, occurs in the Posttertiary deposits of North America, and that these correspond more or less closely with the recent fauna of the same district. This subject will, however, be found treated at greater length in a paper on "Fossil Ostracoda from the Post-Tertiary Deposits of Canada and New England," published in the 'Geological Magazine' for February, 1871. The following works are referred to in the Synonomy of the present Monograph: Baied, W., M.D. Natural History of the British Entomostraca. London (Ray Society), 1850.--Description of several new species of Entomostraca (Proceedings of Zoological Society of London, part xviii), 1850.--Papers in Transactions of Berwickshire Naturalists' Club, 1835, and in Magazine of Botany and Zoology, 1837. Bosquet, J. Description des Entomostraces fossiles des terrains tertiaires de la France et de la Belgique (Mdm. Couron. Acad. R. Belg., vol. xxiv). Bruxelles, 1852. Beady, G. S. On species of Ostracoda new to Britain (Ann. & Mag. Nat. Hist., Ser. 3, vol. xiii, 1864).--On undescribed fossil ...

On the Phenomena of the Glacial Drift of Scotland

Author : Archibald Geikie
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The Geology of Scotland

Author : N. H. Trewin
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Scotland s Mountain Landscapes

Author : Colin K. Ballantyne
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The diversity of Scotlands mountains is remarkable, encompassing the isolated summits of the far northwest, the serrated ridges of Skye, the tor-studded high plateau of the Cairngorms and the rolling hills of the Southern Uplands. Born on ancient continents and uplifted by tectonic forces, the mountains of Scotland have been sculpted by successive ice sheets, landslides, frost, wind and running water. This book explains the geological evolution of Scotlands mountains, and how this has produced an unparalleled variety of mountain forms. It outlines the effects of successive ice sheets on mountain scenery, and explains the dramatic changes in climate that terminated the Ice Age only 11,500 years ago. In non-technical terms it explains the effects of frost action in forming the rubble that mantles many mountain summits, and how such debris has slowly migrated downslope by freezing and thawing of the ground. The dramatic effects of deglaciation and earthquakes in triggering catastrophic landslides and downslope displacement of entire mountainsides are described, along with accounts of more recent events involving the rapid downslope flow of saturated debris. The book also outlines how Scottish mountains experience frequent gale-force winds, and their impact of wind in scouring plateaus and depositing expanses of windblown sand on lee slopes. The role of floods in eroding upland terrain and depositing floodplains, terraces and fans of sediment is described in the context of possible human influence on river regime through forest clearance.Written in clear, non-technical language and abundantly illustrated, this book is designed to provide an essential guide to landforms for all those who walk, climb, live and work in the mountains of Scotland.

Origin and Formation of Coastal Boulder Deposits at Galway Bay and the Aran Islands Western Ireland

Author : Wibke Erdmann
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This book presents geomorphological and sedimentological aspects of Holocene boulder ridges along the coastline of western Ireland (the Aran Islands and Galway Bay). Given these boulders’ size, extent and altitude, they are among the most spectacular deposits moved by marine forces worldwide and have challenged researchers to solve their enigmatic history. In particular, the question of how their features were formed (by storm waves or by tsunamis) is a matter of heated debate. The documentation is based on the authors' own field research, including observations on the boulder transport capacity of six extremely strong winter storms in the 2013/14 season. Discussing the arguments published to date and using more than 130 images for clarity, the book addresses the character, setting and extraordinary size of these boulders moved on land, comparing them with the situation along other exposed coastlines of the world.

Reef Platform Coral Boulders

Author : James P Terry
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The primary goal here is to present a treatise on the significance and value of coarse clastic carbonate sediments (i.e. large coral boulders) on tropical coastlines for understanding both modern and pre-historical (Holocene) high-magnitude marine inundation events. There has been a rapid groundswell of interest in large carbonate blocks on tropical coasts over the last decade, yet it is not widely appreciated that such features were observed and recorded back in the early explorations of Matthew Flinders on the Great Barrier Reef in the 1800s. This book will illuminate how various characteristics of datable carbonate blocks torn up from coral reefs and deposited on reef platforms yield importance evidence about the storms and tsunamis that emplaced them over decadal and centennial timescales. No comprehensive review has so far been published. A need now exists for a ‘definitive reference’ on coral boulder research, which details the earliest observations, changing terminology, sedimentology, and relevance for coastal hazard research in the tropics. A wide range of examples will be incorporated from across Asia, Australia, the Pacific and the Americas, as well as a full up-to-date review of the existing literature.

Guide to the Geology of Scotland

Author : James Nicol
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The Great Ice Age and Its Relation to the Antiquity of Man

Author : James Geikie
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First published in 1874, this classic text explores the role of land ice in the shaping of the Earth's surface.

Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland

Author : Society of Antiquaries of Scotland
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Includes List of members.

The Offshore Geology of Scotland in Relation to the IGS Shallow Drilling Programme 1970 1978

Author : D. Evans
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Scottish Agriculture

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Traces in Scotland of Ancient Water Lines

Author : David Milne-Home
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Sealochs in North west Scotland

Author : Frances Dipper
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Essay on the Theory of the Earth

Author : Georges baron Cuvier
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The Economic Geology of the Central Coal field of Scotland Description of Area VII

Author : Charles Thomas Clough
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Sand and Gravel Resources of the Borders Region of Scotland

Author : A. D. McAdam
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Fascist Scotland

Author : Gavin Bowd
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On 10 May 1941, Rudolf Hess, Deputy Fuhrer of the Third Reich, entered Scottish airspace in an ill-fated attempt to discuss peace with the Duke of Hamilton. For the Nazis, Hess was the victim of 'tragic hallucinations'. But how far had Hess really flown from reality? Although Fascism in Britain is normally associated with England, and especially the East End of London, and even then dismissed as a marginal political phenomenon, Fascism did find support in Scottish society. Scotland has provided its own cohort of idealists, fanatics and traitors for extreme racist, nationalist and authoritarian politics. From Dumfries to Alness, one of the main ideologies of the first half of the twentieth century found its standard-bearers. But when Fascism crossed the Cheviots, it found itself in a restless part of a multi-nation state, riven by sectarian hatreds. Rudolf Hess felt the natives looked at him 'in a compassionate way', but Scottish Fascism had to carve out a niche in a crowded market for bigotry. In this book Gavin Bowd relates a fascinating and little-known part of our history which reveals some uncomfortable truths which are bound to stimulate debate even now.

Ordnance Gazetteer of Scotland

Author : Francis Hindes Groome
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The Scottish Journal of Agriculture

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