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‘In the seven decades of its existence [the New Naturalist series] has acquired something like iconic status. This introduction to the country’s geology marries approachability with scientific rigour. A general guide this book may be, but it’s impressive alike in its scientific details and in its comprehensive coverage.’ The Scotsman
‘Authoritative, but readable … anyone interested in how the current landscapes of Scotland were formed – this is an excellent addition to the available literature.’ Scottish Birds
‘A tribute to the author’s expository skills and profound knowledge of the country of his childhood, and to his colleagues at the University of Cambridge […]. I pity the Londoner whom it does not inspire to visit Scotland.’ The London Naturalist
Praise for the New Naturalist series:
‘The series is an amazing achievement.’ The Times Literary Supplement
‘The books are glorious to own.’ Independent
Peter Friend retired in 2001 after a career spent teaching and researching in the Department of Earth Sciences at the University of Cambridge. His boyhood was spent in Scotland, where he became fascinated by the variety and beauty of the natural landscapes. From his base in Cambridge, he carried out research programmes in Spitsbergen, Greenland, Spain, Pakistan and India, and became increasingly aware of the importance of rivers in shaping landscapes. He is currently Chairman of the Friends of the Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences and Emeritus Fellow of Darwin College, Cambridge.
Please note that I agree absolutely with the very fair and detailed three star review above, but am so appalled by the five star rating clearly planted by the publisher (just read... Read morePublished on 1 Aug. 2012 by Dragonfly