Volcanoes and the making of Scotland by B. G. J. Upton

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Published by Dunedin Academic Press in Edinburgh, Scotland .

Written in English

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Places:

  • Scotland.

Subjects:

  • Volcanoes -- Scotland.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 241) and indexes.

Book details

StatementBrian Upton.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsQE536.2.G7 U68 2004
The Physical Object
Paginationviii, 247 p. :
Number of Pages247
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3452896M
ISBN 101903765404
LC Control Number2005362486
OCLC/WorldCa56760375

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Brian Upton is emeritus professor of petrology in the University of Edinburgh. Extract from Volcanoes and the Making of Scotland By Brian Upton Published by Dunedin Press. Two million years ago, Scotland had arrived at its present northerly latitude. Simultaneously, there was a marked cooling of the world’s climate, especially in the North Atlantic region: Scotland had entered the Ice Age.

Scotland’s mountains and glens retain the secrets of the long and frequently violent geological history that has gone into their making.

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