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Geology of Snowdonia

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Snowdonia has a great story to tell, of ancient oceans, mountains, volcanoes and climate change. The mountain landscape of Snowdonia 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 which are preserved by rocks and landforms within the present landscape, providing clues of a forgotten past that can be read as you appreciate Snowdonia's wild beauty. The present landscape has also been shaped by the people that have worked the land and exploited its minerals. This book explores the landscape of Snowdonia, and the rocks from which it is carved, in order to tell a story of oceans, shallow seas, volcanoes, mountain buliding and climate change. The book's aim is to provide a narrative with which to inrepret the clues in the landscape from which its past can be inferred, enhancing ones appreciation of this particular and world famous Welsh upland. << AUTHOR: Matthew Bennett is a research professor at Bournemouth University and has over twenty years' experience working as a geologist. His passion for landscape, and the rocks and landforms from which they are composed, comes from a childhood spent in Snowdonia. The book is illustrated by photographs taken by Matthew's father, Andrew. A former geography teacher turned politician, Andrew Bennett has spent much of his frre time during the 40 years in Snowdonia, and his spectacular photographs enrich this book. << 130 colour photographs

Product code: 9781861269287

ISBN 9781861269287
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H235xW165xS14
No. Of Pages 192
Publisher The Crowood Press Ltd
Snowdonia has a great story to tell, of ancient oceans, mountains, volcanoes and climate change. The mountain landscape of Snowdonia is the result of everything that has happenend to it over geological time - the product of the ancient landscapes that went before it, and fragments of which are preserved by rocks and landforms within the landscape.