New PDF release: Africa’s Top Geological Sites

By Richard Viljoen,Morris Viljoen,Carl Anhaeusser

ISBN-10: 177584448X

ISBN-13: 9781775844488

Africa is domestic to greater than the Cradle of Humankind. It used to be the middle of the traditional supercontinent Pangaea, and includes a number of the oldest and so much amazing geology on planet Earth. This certain and vibrant e-book gains forty four of the continent's such a lot brilliant and engaging 'geosites', from desk Mountain within the south to the eroded necks and plugs of the Hoggar quarter in Algeria; and from the volcanic islands of the Atlantic Ocean to the continental fragments off the African east coast. every one website is authored via a geologist (or expert in a comparable box) with in-depth wisdom concerning the specific characteristic or landform: the way it shaped and constructed, its present geological prestige, ecological impression, and its archaeological and cultural curiosity. Supported with many pictures, maps, satellite tv for pc photographs and explanatory illustrations, the textual content is offered to geologists and lay lovers alike, unpacking the hows and whys of Africa's such a lot fascinating landforms, websites and geological features.

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