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    Publisher: Birlinn

    The Outer Hebrides: 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: 9781780275093
    AuthorAlan McKirdy
    Pub Date10/05/2018
    BindingPaperback
    Pages48
    Availability: In Stock

    The remote archipelago which lies off the north-west coast of Scotland boasts a huge range of contrasting and spectacular land- and

    seascapes. Lewis is austere, with a featureless peatland core, bounded by dramatic sea cliffs, whilst neighbouring Harris is extraordinarily

    rugged but fringed with stunning unspoilt beaches. The Uists are characterised by gentle fertile machair lands, and Barra has a more brutal

    landscape carved from ancient gnarled rock. But these islands have one thing in common: they were all built from the most ancient rocks in

    Britain - Lewisian gneiss, which reaches back almost to the beginning of geological time.

    In this book Alan McKirdy explores these islands, together with the volcanic rocks that build the outposts of Rockall, St Kilda and the Shiants,

    tracing their extraordinary journey through time and across the globe.

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    The remote archipelago which lies off the north-west coast of Scotland boasts a huge range of contrasting and spectacular land- and

    seascapes. Lewis is austere, with a featureless peatland core, bounded by dramatic sea cliffs, whilst neighbouring Harris is extraordinarily

    rugged but fringed with stunning unspoilt beaches. The Uists are characterised by gentle fertile machair lands, and Barra has a more brutal

    landscape carved from ancient gnarled rock. But these islands have one thing in common: they were all built from the most ancient rocks in

    Britain - Lewisian gneiss, which reaches back almost to the beginning of geological time.

    In this book Alan McKirdy explores these islands, together with the volcanic rocks that build the outposts of Rockall, St Kilda and the Shiants,

    tracing their extraordinary journey through time and across the globe.