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Discovering Landscape in England and Wales - A. S. Goudie

Discovering Landscape in England and Wales

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A guide to key sites of geological interest in England and Wales. Grouped by region with topographical and geological maps, it is designed to be used as a field guide by students of geology and geography, as well as by interested walkers and ramblers. A brief introductory section explains the nature of the rocks forming the landscape and the processes of erosion which have shaped them over the ages. The book then covers over 60 sites, including Wastwater Screes, Malham, Dovedale, the Devil's Bridge, Nant Ffrancon, the Norfolk Broads, the Seven Sisters and Beachy Head in Sussex, Symon's Yat, Cheddar Gorge, Lulworth Cove, the Valley of Rocks and the Dartmoor tors.

Part 1 A wonderful landscape: the raw material; making the landscape; the long winter. Part 2 The sites: the Great Whin Sill; Drumlins of the Eden Valley; High Force - a remarkable cataract; Helvellyn, Striding Edge and Red Tarn; Wastwater Screes - a lakeland backdrop; diamonds in limestone at Hutton Roof Crags; Gaping Gill and the Norber erratics; Malham and the Pennines; Newtondale - an Ice Age torrent; Hook across the Humber at Spurn Head; Alport Castles; Mam Tor - the "shivering mountain"; Dovedale - caverns, spires and arches; the prodigious gorge at Matlock; Winsford Bottom Flash - the Cheshire Broads; the Eglwyseg Screes and the Wandering Dee; Lllandudno and its tombolo; Nant Ffrancon - the Ice Age's legacy; Llyn Llydaw - an imprisoned lake; Aberglaslyn Pass and Gorge; Snowdonia's valley lakes; Harlech Spit and the guarded cliff; Stiperstones - the Devil's Bridge; Tregaron Bog - an overgrown lake; the drowning of Solva Harbour; the Green Bridge, Stack Rocks and the Devil's Cauldron; Newslade Bay; Swallow holes at the Head of the Valleys; the shrinking Fens; Walton Common's mysterious ramparts; Scolt Head Island; North Norfolk an Ice Age margin; the Norfolk Broads; the Breckland Meres; more Breckland curiosities; the Devil's Kneadingtrough; Fokestone Warren - the railway's lost property; the Seven Sisters and Beachy Head; the High Rocks of Tunbridge Wells; Symonds Yat and the meandering Wye; the slipping sides of Cleeve Hill; Cotswold misfits and the leaking leach; the manger of the White Horse, Uffington; Piggleden and Lockeridge; Clifton Gorge and the anomalous course of the Avon; the Cheddar gorge - "a frightful chasm"; the Needles; Strudland Heath and the Little Sea; Lulworth Cove; Culpepper's Dish' Portesham's rock-infested valley; Portland Bill - an abandoned beach; Chesil Beach and the Fleet; a coast of extraordinary landslip and great convulsion; Lynton and Lynmouth - a West Country disaster; the Valley of Rocks; Braunton Burrows - a chain of sand hills; Hartland Quay and the old course of the Milford Water; the Dartmoor tors - Cyclopean masonry; River capture and the Lydford Gorge; Hallsands - the sea's revenge; Roughtor - nature's scrulpture; Fowey ria and the drowned coastline of Cornwall; the Loe Bar and Pool - Cornwall's largest lake.

ISBN: 9780412478505
ISBN-10: 0412478501
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 177
Publisher: Chapman and Hall
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.54 x 19.0  x 1.42
Weight (kg): 0.48
Edition Type: New edition