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Fascinating but needs more diagrams,
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This is a fascinating book and a joy to read BUT it needs a knowledge of geology to follow it as there are almost no diagrams. Many of the photos are beautiful but did not explain the geology to me. For the student of geology it must be an exciting and interesting read explaining geology and landscape of Britain. However, for the beginner it needs to be complemented by a book such as Peter Toghill's "The Geology of Britain"The Geology of Britain. With the diagrams Fortey's book would be 5+ stars. For the amateur it's worth the effort to read both books together.
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Initial post: 12 Jan 2011 17:48:45 GMT
I think your comment is very valid. Structural geology is almost impossible to understand without diagrams. You are fair to the book, too; you don't diss its good points because of this flaw. Perhaps Fortey just isn't a visual person (people's brains differ in the way they "model" things when thinkinbg about them) and didn't see the lack.
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