Skye: Landscapes in Stone


by Alan McKirdy

Praise for Set in Stone: The Geology and Landscapes of Scotland:

‘A great little book, exploring the big stories of Scotland’s geology’ – Geowalks

Paperback: 48 pages

Publisher: Birlinn Ltd., 2016

Language: English

1 in stock

The Isle of Skye offers a magical combination of wild land and breath-taking natural beauty.

Skye’s geological history involves some of the most ancient rocks on the planet; a grandstand view as the Highlands of Scotland were formed over 400 million years ago and the development of one of the mightiest volcanoes ever to blow its top. Skye is also known as Scotland’s ‘dinosaur island’, yielding the remains of many species of plant and meat-eating creatures that stalked land some 140 million years ago. Finally, the rocks forged in earlier times were shaped into the familiar hills and glens of today by the passage of ice as a great freeze gripped the land. This book provides key information about the formation of the island and the on-going processes of natural landscape evolution that continue to leave their mark on these spectacular vistas.

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Dimensions 16.5 × 0.5 × 23 cm

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