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This review is from: Collins New Naturalist Library (108) - Southern England: The Geology and Scenery of Lowland England (Hardcover)
The landscapes of the various Regions of Southern England are described in a "geologically-lite" way, but this is where the emphasis is, as opposed to say the Hoskins landscape books where the human dimension is more to the fore. A geologist would not find it particularly useful, but it would be very interesting for the natural historian/interested layman who wants to understand more about why the lie of the land is as it is. My main "complaint" is that it takes a huge and very diverse (geologically) swath of the country and so each landscape Region is dealt with in not as much detail as one might like, although there are locally focused books for this - e.g. Dreghorn's "Geology explained in the Severn Vale and Cotswolds". The book is sumptuously produced with superb colour aerial photographs and is a worthy addition to the New Naturalist library.
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