ABOUT THIS GUIDE: Yorkshire, famed for its scenic beauty and its rich industrial heritage, is also an area of outstanding geological interest. This book is a stimulating field guide to twenty-one geological locations selected to give comprehensive coverage of the minerals, rocks, fossils and landforms of the area. Excursions vary from easy half-day walks to longer outings: some are in moorland areas; some on the wild coastline; and others near city centres. Aimed both at beginners and more experienced geologists, the book also includes a general introduction to the area's geological history, a full glossary of terms, and details of local museums.
All the contributors to this book -- academics, professional geologists and dedicated amateurs -- are members of the Yorkshire Geological Society. Together, they provide the most up-to-date and authoritative guide to Yorkshire's geology and scenery currently available.