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Granite & Grit: A Walkers Guide to the Geology of British

Mountains


£16.99 
 

It is not as widely known as it should be that Britain has the most varied geology of any country in the world. This book is a celebration in words and pictures of what its mountains are made of, and how they got there. This in turn determines what they're like to climb, scramble on, or walk over. Why is Skiddaw slate so slippery? How do tors form? Why is gritstone so difficult? Why is Lakeland so picturesque, and the granite lands so grim and forbidding?

Geology is destiny, whether it's the rubbishy nature of gullies and screes, the sculpting of valleys by ice or the landslip weirdness of Quiraing on the Isle of Skye. British mountains contain many interesting and different ingredients: gneiss and granite and gabbro; limestone and sandstone; schist and slate; the product and the debris of tectonic shifts, volcanoes, earthquakes and glaciers over many millennia.

This book explains all this to the layman, from an expert but personal perspective, and will add immeasurably to the fun and satisfaction to be gaine

Temporarily Out of Stock. Order now and we will deliver it when it arrives.
Expected: 18th December 2017

£16.99
 

Cordee Code: CTG021
No of Pages: 208
Page Size: 215 x 280 mm
ISBN 10: 071123180X
ISBN 13: 9780711231801
Publisher: Frances Lincoln
Published Date: November 2010
Edition: 1st , Nov-2010
Binding: Paperback
Illustrations: colour photos
Weight: 860g

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