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GeoBritannica: Geological landscapes and the British peoples by Mike Leeder,Joy Lawlor

By Mike Leeder,Joy Lawlor

GeoBritannica matters the geological legacy of england, an inheritance bequeathed via its bedrock to the peoples who've lived at the island for the 11 millennia because the ultimate spasms of the final Ice a while. The authors clarify the geological variety of the panorama and the uncooked fabrics that it offers. They convey how those fabrics were utilised via society and by way of participants in inventive acts of the mind's eye. The reader will become aware of how neighborhood environments and assets have enabled and encouraged endeavours as varied as making plans, mining, quarrying, structure, literature and the visible arts. The authors supply a latest interpretation of the geological historical past of england and position this in its old, social and creative contexts. Why is geology so attention-grabbing to us? How do geologists do their technological know-how? Why are the differing landscapes what, the place and the way they're? what's the nature of the geological foundations of the British landscapes? How have geological discoveries built our figuring out of the panorama of england over the last 2 hundred years? what's the geological context of the uncooked fabrics utilized in prior and current industries and for old and vernacular constructions? How have geological landscapes and fabrics encouraged earlier and current architects, visible artists and writers? it is a booklet for these desirous to strengthen a greater figuring out of england and to increase their love and knowing of the island which we inhabit.

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