Close
(0) items
You have no items in your shopping cart.
Browse
    Filters
    Preferences
    Search
    Publisher: Birlinn

    Lochaber and Glencoe: Landscapes in Stone

    £6.99
    The latest in the acclaimed series on Scotland's geology and landscapes which explains how Scotland's scenery was made, why it looks the way it does today and how it has changed over millions of years.
    ISBN: 9781780275086
    AuthorAlan McKirdy
    Pub Date10/05/2018
    BindingPaperback
    Pages48
    Availability: In Stock

    The Lochaber and Glencoe area is rich in historical associations. It was at Glenfinnan that Bonnie Prince Charlie started his long march

    southwards to lay claim to the British throne, and Glencoe was the scene of one of the most vicious massacres in Scottish history.

    But a longer and even more turbulent history is played out geologically. Ancient volcanoes erupted in massive explosions, causing shock waves

    that reverberated around the planet. Their eroded remains form some of the breathtaking scenery for which Glen Coe is famous, as well as the

    highest mountain in Britain - Ben Nevis. Ice too played its part as glaciers scraped their passage across the landscape, carving deep glens and

    shaving the tops off the highest mountains.

    This book is fascinating introduction to the geology of the area, which features some of Scotland's oldest rocks and some of its most stunning

    and dramatic scenery.

    Write your own review
    • Only registered users can write reviews
    *
    *
    • Bad
    • Excellent
    *
    *
    *

    The Lochaber and Glencoe area is rich in historical associations. It was at Glenfinnan that Bonnie Prince Charlie started his long march

    southwards to lay claim to the British throne, and Glencoe was the scene of one of the most vicious massacres in Scottish history.

    But a longer and even more turbulent history is played out geologically. Ancient volcanoes erupted in massive explosions, causing shock waves

    that reverberated around the planet. Their eroded remains form some of the breathtaking scenery for which Glen Coe is famous, as well as the

    highest mountain in Britain - Ben Nevis. Ice too played its part as glaciers scraped their passage across the landscape, carving deep glens and

    shaving the tops off the highest mountains.

    This book is fascinating introduction to the geology of the area, which features some of Scotland's oldest rocks and some of its most stunning

    and dramatic scenery.