Landscape fashioned by geology - Ben Nevis and Glen Coe

Unearth the 750 million-year geological history of one of the most mountainous regions of the British Isles in this fascinating booklet. From volcanic activity millions of years ago to the glaciers that scoured the region in the Ice Age, discover how the landscapes we see today were fashioned by geology.

Drastically diverse environments shaped the rocks of this area, from ancient sea beds to the depths of great mountain chains. And this can be seen in the starkly contrasting landscapes we see today, from the shapely peaks of the Mamores  to the imposing near-vertical cliffs of Glen Coe and the north face of Ben Nevis.

Yet most of the landscape we now see has a much more recent geological origin. Glaciers sculpted the modern mountains over the last 2 million years and many of the most distinctive features of the region are less than 12,000 years old. And the landscape is still being altered today, not by geology but by the humans. Find out how we are now making our mark on this ancient landscape.

Pages: 20
Published: 2007

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