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Geology of Snowdonia

Geology of Snowdonia

  • Author: Matthew R. Bennett,Andrew F. Bennett
  • Publisher: Crowood Press
  • ISBN: 9781861269287
  • Category: History
  • Page: 192
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This strikingly photographed narrative tells the story of Snowdonia, touching on ancient oceans, volcanoes, and climate change. Its mountainous spectacle is the result of everything that has happenend to it over geological time - the product of the ancient landscapes that went before it. Fragments of these former environments are preserved by rocks and landforms within the present setting, and here the clues they provide of a forgotten past are revealed, encouraging the reader to infer the history behind Snowdonia's wild beauty.

The Geology of Snowdonia - A Collection of Historical Articles on the Physical Features of the Peaks of Snowdonia

The Geology of Snowdonia - A Collection of Historical Articles on the Physical Features of the Peaks of Snowdonia

  • Author: Various
  • Publisher: Read Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 1473390435
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 204
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Snowdonia is one of the most fascinating areas in the United Kingdom for its stunning peaks, stark beauty and ancient rock. Here are collected some of the articles that helped us understand how and when these breathtaking landscapes were created and are a

Rock Trails Snowdonia

Rock Trails Snowdonia

  • Author: Paul Gannon
  • Publisher: Pesda Press
  • ISBN: 1906095043
  • Category: Geology
  • Page: 240
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This book explains to the hillwalker, in easy to understand but accurate terms, how geology has shaped the landscape of Snowdonia. A selection of thirteen guided walks are used to illustrate this in terms of what can be seen on the ground. Divided into two parts, it is intended to help those who love Snowdonia's mountain scenery to understand how this haunting landscape came about. The first half narrates the story of colliding continents, volcanoes, mountain-building and glaciation in creating Snowdonia, explaining why volcanoes occurred, the rocks they created and how to interpret signs of mountain-building and glaciation on the ground. The second half describes several recommended walks, of differing levels of difficulty, but all with a wide variety of geological features to be seen and, most important, enjoying consistently fantastic views of the very best of Snowdonia's wonderful scenery. The author has concentrated on what you can see as you walk around the hills, pointing to conspicuous, easily seen features in rocks and the overall shape of the terrain in accounting for the present day landscape.

The Geology of England and Wales

The Geology of England and Wales

  • Author: P. J. Brenchley
  • Publisher: Geological Society of London
  • ISBN: 9781862392007
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 559
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This second edition of The Geology of England and Wales is considerably expanded from its predecessor, reflecting the increase in our knowledge of the region, and particularly of the offshore areas. Forty specialists have contributed to 18 chapters, which cover a time range from 700 million years ago to 200 million years into the future. A new format places all the chapters in approximately temporal order. Both offshore and economic geology now form an integral part of appropriate chapters. Most of England and Wales is formed from part of a single terrane, Avalonia, and its pre-Cambrian (Neoproterozoic) history is preserved in patches. However the time intervals from the Cambrian to the present day are well represented in our sequences and the Cambrian, Ordovician, Silurian and Devonian systems were all defined here. William Smith's map of England and Wales was the world's first geological map of a country and the British Geological Survey's copy is reproduced in the introductory chapter. This chapter, by the editors, consists of a broad overview aimed particularly at the non-specialist while guiding the reader towards the appropriate succeeding chapters. The volume concludes with a look at the future, from the short-term effects of climate change and sea-level rise to the position of our region in a possible plate tectonic configuration 200 million years hence. While the authors have taken a 'dynamic' view of the evolution of the area over geological time, they have also ensured that the geological evidence on which the interpretations are based is reviewed thoroughly. Hence the volume provides a valuable resource for both Earth scientists and the broader community.

British Regional Geology

British Regional Geology

Wales

  • Author: Malcolm Fletcher Howells
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Geology
  • Page: 230
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The geology Wales spans a very long history, from the Pre-Cambrian, through the Cambrian, Ordovician and Silurian - first identified in Wales - to much more recent Miocene rocks found in deep boreholes and, of course, glacial and post-glacial deposits.This guide describes the geological history of Wales, the evolution of its structure, its stratigraphy and the nature of the rocks and processes that have shaped the Welsh landscape. The book is fully illustrated with maps and diagrams which help to reveal the complexities of Welsh geology. The book is aimed at geology students and advanced amateurs as well as professionals who need an overview of the geology of Wales

Geology explained in North Wales

Geology explained in North Wales

  • Author: John Challinor,Denis Edwin Beeching Bates
  • Publisher: David & Charles Publishers
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 214
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A Mineralogy of Wales

A Mineralogy of Wales

  • Author: Richard E. Bevins
  • Publisher: National Museum Wales
  • ISBN: 0720004039
  • Category: Geology
  • Page: 146
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Geology of the country around Snowdon

Geology of the country around Snowdon

  • Author: Malcolm Fletcher Howells,M. Smith,British Geological Survey
  • Publisher: Stationery Office Books (TSO)
  • ISBN: 9780118845236
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 104
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Geological Landscapes of Britain

Geological Landscapes of Britain

  • Author: Julian Ashbourn
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 9789048188611
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 271
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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.

Urban geology in Wales

Urban geology in Wales

  • Author: Michael G. Bassett,Douglas Nichol,Valerie K. Deisler,National Museums & Galleries of Wales
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Cities and towns
  • Page: 261
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