Dorset and East Devon: Landscape and Geology
|PUBLISHED (THIS EDITION):||May 2009|
|INSIDE:||290 colour photographs including maps and diagrams|
The Dorset and East Devon region is characterized by a variety of beautiful landscapes and a wealth of exciting geology, including such features as Lulworth Cove, Durdle Door, Chesil Beach, the fossil-laden cliffs of Lyme Regis and the red cliffs of East Devon. The area is equally well-known for numerous fascinating examples of how our ancestors interacted with the landscape, from Neolithic burial mounds and earthworks, through more recent effects of mining, quarrying and mineral extraction, to the local materials used to build houses.
Geologist Malcolm Hart guides the reader through this beautiful landscape, explaining how it was formed and how the various geological eras have affected the landscape we see today. The book describes how many features of the landscape are a result of human intervention, and relates these to the history of the area.
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" On balance this is an excellent introduction to the area and probably the most comprehensive guide published to date, In short, an essential purchase. "
Review Type: Press
Reviewed By: Teaching Earth Sciences - Vol. 35 No. 1