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scenery of Scotland viewed in connection with its physical geology.

Archibald Geikie

scenery of Scotland viewed in connection with its physical geology.

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Published by Macmillan Ltd. in London, New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Physical geography -- Scotland.,
  • Geology -- Scotland.

  • The Physical Object
    Pagination540 p.
    Number of Pages540
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17765213M

    This led to a chain of volcanic sites west of mainland Scotland including on Skyethe Small Isles and St. It traces how man, alike unconsciously and knowingly, has changed the face of nature, and how, on the other hand, the conditions of his geographical environment have moulded his own progress. Supported by money derived from trade and industry, many of these landscapes were at their peak towards the end of the 19th century. Fifth and cheaper Edition.

    Geikie's views and to the increase of the breadth of his work; and some of their results may be seen in the greater richness of illustration apparent in his subsequent writings. With Illustrations and a New Geological Map. For example, we doubt if a better answer could be given to the theorisings of certain sentimental politicians in regard to the Highlands than this :— " The feral ground, or territory left in a state of Nature, is strictly defined by the areas of the older rocks, which, rugged and sterile, refuse to come within the limits of cultivation. Not content with gathering the fruits and capturing the animals which he found needful for his wants, he gradually entered into a contest with nature to subdue the earth and to possess it.

    By noting the fossil contents of a formation, therefore, even in a district where the rocks have been so disturbed that their sequence is otherwise untraceable, the geologist can confidently assign their relative position to each of the fractured masses. Straight avenues were replaced by curving carriage drives, and walled gardens were moved away from the houses, to open up views. It requires but a cursory examination to observe that the sedimentary masses have not been huddled together at random; that, on the contrary, they have been laid down in sheets one over the other. All the high grounds of Britain are similarly buried.


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scenery of Scotland viewed in connection with its physical geology. by Archibald Geikie Download PDF Ebook

Geikie's book in the knapsack. In Hungary, Rhineland, and Central France, numerous vents opened and poured out their streams of lava and showers of ashes.

This seems a small fraction, yet by the power of mere addition it soon mounts up to a large total. But when the sedimentary formations are examined in detail, they present a most wonderful chronicle of long continued, oft-repeated, and exceedingly complex movements of the crust of the globe.

The Scenery of Scotland by A Geikie, First Edition

This slow subterranean movement was varied by uprisings here and there, and notably by the outburst at successive periods of a great group of active submarine volcanoes over Wales, the Lake district, and the south of Ireland; but at the close of the Silurian period a vast series of disturbances took place, as the consequence of which the first rough outlines of the European continent were blocked out.

Understanding this area's geology is increasingly important as the legacy of past industrial development, future land use and scenery of Scotland viewed in connection with its physical geology. book and energy pressures combine to create a highly sensitive subsurface environment.

The granite here is anorthositeand is similar in composition to rocks found in the mountains of the Moon. In the end, firs and other trees may take root upon the tract.

Bascal conglomerate of Upper Old Red Sandstone Devonian resting unconformably on vertical siltstone and greywacke of Silurian age. Peat digging is hard work; but like the time of harvesting cereal and other crops in Scotland, it is scenery of Scotland viewed in connection with its physical geology.

book enjoyed by the workers. An overview of the roads in and around the Clyde valley is found in T. The Rocks Of The Land Among the thickest masses of sedimentary rock - those of the ancient palaeozoic systems - no features recur more continually than alterations of different sediments, and surfaces of rock covered with well-preserved ripple - marks, trails and burrows of annelides, polygonal and irregular desiccation marks, like the cracks at the bottom of a sun-dried muddy pool.

Perhaps because of the importance of apple growing, less attention has been devoted to the history of the wider nursery trade in the area. The formations are extremely thick, up to 11, metres in places, and can be subdivided into three categories "Lower", "Middle", and "Upper" from oldest to youngest.

The geographer will no longer be content to take continents and islands, mountain chains and river valleys, table-lands and plains, as initial or aboriginal outlines of the earth's surface. The oldest formations have all been buried under later accumulations, and their re-emergence at the surface has only been brought about after enormous denudation.

But this is a matter of far less moment than the relative chronology, which can usually be accurately fixed for each country, and on which all attempts to trace back the history of the land must be based.

These two branches of human knowledge are, to use Hakluyt's phrase, "the sunne and moone, the right eye and the left," of all fruitful inquiry into the character and history of the earth's surface.

Broad comments on road improvements are also to be found in J. Let us now proceed to consider how these materials, sedimentary and crystalline, have been put together, so as to constitute the solid land of the globe.

A little reflection suffices to show us that, even without any knowledge of the actual history of the contraction, we might anticipate that the effects would neither be continuous nor everywhere uniform. It was the underlying geology which prompted early development of the railways in the study area, enabling the transport of raw materials required for the heavy industries of the Lower Clyde valley.

By a slow intermittent subsidence, islet after islet sank beneath the verdant swamps. It represents, of course, the extent to which the general level of the surface of the river's drainage basin is annually lowered.

Geikie, as has recently been very pertinently pointed out by Mr. Unless otherwise indicated the specific electronic form of the document is copyright. Beyond the bounds of the policies, the wider agricultural landscape was often distinguished by the creation of shelterbelts, and the planting of field boundaries with regularly-spaced trees.

The waters of the ocean, however, may easily be conceived to have rolled at different times over all that is now dry land. The long-standing exploitation of the river Clyde and it tributaries for water power is revealed by names such as Miltoun, Millhome, Millheugh and Stonebyremill.Online shopping for Physical - Geology from a great selection at Books Store.

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