This text covers the geological history of Britain from over 2000 million years ago to the present day. An introductory chapter covers basic geological principles, followed by chapters describing the rocks, minerals and fossils of each period.
How desert dunes are formed, how they change, their environmental significance and the role of climate change - these issues are examined through extensive case studies drawn from South Africa, India, Northern Europe and Australia.
Demonstrates how the various factors operating at Earth's surface can and do interact, and how landscape can be used to decipher them. This book explains the nature of the earth, its atmosphere and its oceans, the main processes of geomorphology and key elements of ecosystems.