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Lovely colourful introduction to a fascinating place and science
on 18 November 2010
This book is a bargain. Over sixty pages of colourful illustrations and a fold out map are all included and £1 of the cover price will be used to support World Heritage Site education and conservation programmes.
The first part explains graphically the periods of geological time and places each into the context of the World Heritage Coast. Each main period is then explored individually in terms of the global continental changes that occurred, sample creatures of each epoch are pictured in lavish landscapes and in photographs of fossil remains.
The book then takes a tour along the coast zone by zone. For each zone the geology is explained and the processes that created key features are investigated in insets. More colourful illustrations reinforce the landscape changes and depict places to visit and historical events of interest in each zone.
This book is not a text book but none the less includes a wealth of geological information which is presented in an accessible colourful and concise way. The exciting presentation I am sure will delight any 8-80 year old interested in visiting the Jurassic coast.