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The Permian and Carboniferous rocks of Knaresborough

Cooper, Anthony. 2006 The Permian and Carboniferous rocks of Knaresborough. In: Scrutton, C; Powell, J, (eds.) Yorkshire rocks and landscape : a field guide. Yorkshire Geological Society, 124-132.

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Yorkshire, famed for its scenic beauty and its rich industrial heritage, contains some of the most interesting geology and scenery in England , from the moors to the coast, including the Yorkshire Dales and North York Moors national parks. The influence of the geology on the landscape and on the industrial development in the region is profound. This book is a stimulating field guide to twenty-one locations selected to give comprehensive coverage of the geology, minerals, rocks, fossils and landforms of the area. Excursions vary from easy half–day walks to longer outings. Some are in moorland areas such as the Craven Inliers and the Pennines; others cover the Dinosaur Coast, famous for its rugged beauty and natural history, and coalfields adjacent to the major cities. An appreciation of the British landscape and its underlying geology is beocoming increasingly popular with walkers, naturalists and the general public, in addition to geologists who have alwasy appreciated the link. It is hoped that this Field Guide will encourage readers to get out and explore the Yorkshire countryside with even greater enthusiasm. Aimed at both beginners and more experienced geologists, the book begins with an over-view of the geological history of the traditional (pre-1974) County of Yorkshire, and this followed by detailed descriptions and explanations of twenty-one suggested excursions, which aim to cover most parts of the county and much of its localities and features of geological and landscape interest

Item Type: Publication - Book Section
Programmes: BGS Programmes > Geology and Landscape Southern
ISBN: 0950165662
Additional Keywords: Carboniferous,Permian,
NORA Subject Terms: Earth Sciences
Date made live: 28 Aug 2007 13:12
URI: http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/id/eprint/865

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