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Rock Trails Scottish Highlands

A Hillwalker's Guide to the Geology & Scenery


The Scottish Highlands are home to Britain's most spectacular mountain scenery. The stark hills, fearful crags, glorious glens and sparkling lochans make for a wide range of landscapes and have attracted generations of landscape lovers, hilllwalkers and mountaineers. This book is intended to help those who adore this landscape to gain an insight into the geological forces that shaped it.

The first half of the book tells the story of how the rocks were created and shaped by the gross forces of plate tectonics, colliding continents, volcanoes, mountain building and glaciation.

The second half of the book details 18 walks with a variety of geological features set among consistently fantastic views. The walks are widely spread, encompassing the isolated peaks of Sutherland in the far northwest, the rolling granite massif of the Cairngorms in the east, the haunting beauty of the Ardnamurchan peninsula in the west and a select choice from the vast range of stunning mountains in the central and southern Highlands.

Paul Gannon is a science and technology writer. He is author of Rock Trails Snowdonia and Rock Trails Lakeland and Rock Trails Peak as well as the widely praised accounts of the birth of the electronic computer during the Second World War, Colossus: Bletchley Park's Greatest Secret and Inside Room 40: The Codebreakers of World War I. He is a dedicated hillwalker and organises landscape walks for hillwalkers interested in finding out more about the geology and scenery of upland areas.

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Cordee Code: CWN407
No of Pages: 252
Page Size: 140 x 200 mm
ISBN 10: 1906095388
ISBN 13: 9781906095383
Publisher: Pesda Press
Published Date: October 2012
Edition: 1st, Oct 2012
Binding: Paperback (flapped)
Illustrations: colour photos
Weight: 400g

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