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Brian Upton - Volcanoes and the Making of Scotland - 9781780460567 - V9781780460567
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Volcanoes and the Making of Scotland

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Description for Volcanoes and the Making of Scotland Hardback. Brian Upton explores Scotland's volcanoes from the most recent examples to volcanoes of the obscure Precambrian times which left their signature in the ancient rocks of the far north-west. Num Pages: 256 pages, illustrations. BIC Classification: 1DBKS; RBC; RBGF. Category: (UP) Postgraduate, Research & Scholarly. Dimension: 168 x 243 x 21. Weight in Grams: 712.
Scotland's mountains and glens retain the secrets of the long and frequently violent geological history that has gone into their making. Volcanoes have played a major role in the creation of Scotland and while the youngest, a mere sixty million years old, were responsible for much of the scenic splendour of the Inner Hebrides, the rocks composing many of the famous Scottish landforms as, for example, those of Glencoe and the Edinburgh district are also the direct result of volcanism. Volcanoes and the Making of Scotland explores back in time from the most recent examples to ... Read more

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About Brian Upton
Brian Upton was professor of petrology in the University of Edinburgh. He has worked, taught, led geological field trips for students and amateurs and travelled widely in Scotland over the past fifty years

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'We will all have our favourite Scottish volcanoes and there really is something in this book for everyone. But it will be welcomed in particular by students at all levels and by amateur geologists such as those who read The Edinburgh Geologist. They will learn so much about all the fascinating volcanic relics that we are fortunate to have in ... Read more

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