Take a walk around our geological landscape
Dr Annette McGrath, IODP Research Associate in the Department of Geology at the University of Leicester has co-authored the book, Exploring the landscape of the National Forest, that has been recently published by the British Geological Survey (BGS).
The book explains how the landscapes and natural resources of The National Forest have been affected by human development from early archaeological times through to the industrial revolution and the present day.
The book uses a hands-on approach, giving the reader the opportunity to embark upon ten local walks and use a geological map to personally discover and explore the region for its geology, landscape, biodiversity, archaeology and industrial and cultural heritage. There is much evidence of Britain’s geological history that has included volcanoes, mountains, major earthquakes, rainforests, rivers, lakes, seas, deserts and glaciers.
The map and booklet provides something for everyone both amateur and professional, allowing the reader to learn about the geology of Britain in a practical way. For example, the book would provide keen walkers with an informative and interesting walking experience where they could engage and learn about what they see around them as they walk.
Keith Ambrose, Principal Geologist at the British Geological Survey, was the project leader for the book, which was funded by the Aggregates Levy Sustainability Fund through the Minerals Industry Research Organisation (MIRO) and the British Geological Survey.
- Related publication: Exploring the Landscape of Charnwood Forest and Mountsorrel - a book, 1:25,000 scale map and separate DVD that describe the geology of the Charnwood Forest in more detail.
- For those of you already thinking of Christmas shopping or have already begun to write your Christmas list, both packs are available from the British Geological Survey Sales Desk: Tel: 0115 936 3241 Fax: 0115 936 3488 email firstname.lastname@example.org or click here to buy online.