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Quaternary of Scotland

  • J. E. Gordon
  • D. G. Sutherland

Part of the The Geological Conservation Review Series book series (GCRS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. J. E. Gordon, D. G. Sutherland
    Pages 1-9
  3. D. G. Sutherland, J. E. Gordon
    Pages 11-47
  4. D. G. Sutherland, J. E. Gordon, H. J. B. Birks, J. Birnie
    Pages 49-68
  5. D. G. Sutherland, J. E. Gordon
    Pages 69-82
  6. D. G. Sutherland, J. E. Gordon, H. J. B. Birks
    Pages 83-98
  7. D. G. Sutherland, C. K. Ballantyne, J. E. Gordon, L. J. McEwen, T. J. Lawson, H. J. B. Birks
    Pages 99-146
  8. D. G. Sutherland, J. E. Gordon, A. M. Hall, C. A. Auton, J. W. Merritt, L. J. McEwen et al.
    Pages 147-209
  9. D. G. Sutherland, J. E. Gordon, A. M. Hall, J. Jarvis, D. E. Smith
    Pages 211-254
  10. D. G. Sutherland, J. E. Gordon, C. K. Ballantyne, M. J. C. Walker, H. J. B. Birks, B. Huntley et al.
    Pages 255-303
  11. D. G. Sutherland, J. M. Gray, J. D. Peacock, J. E. Gordon, M. J. C. Walker, R. M. Tipping et al.
    Pages 305-355
  12. D. G. Sutherland, J. M. Gray, A. G. Dawson, C. K. Ballantyne, M. J. C. Walker, H. J. B. Birks
    Pages 357-407
  13. D. G. Sutherland, J. E. Gordon, W. Ritchie, M. J. C. Walker
    Pages 409-434
  14. D. G. Sutherland, J. E. Gordon, D. E. Smith, J. J. Lowe
    Pages 435-474
  15. D. G. Sutherland, J. E. Gordon, D. E. Smith, L. J. McEwen, C. J. Caseldine
    Pages 475-505
  16. D. G. Sutherland, R. A. Cullingford, D. E. Smith, J. E. Gordon, G. Whittington, K. J. Edwards et al.
    Pages 507-531
  17. D. G. Sutherland, J. E. Gordon, L. J. McEwen, A. Werritty, C. K. Ballantyne
    Pages 533-556
  18. D. G. Sutherland, J. E. Gordon, P. D. Moore, H. J. B. Birks
    Pages 557-588
  19. D. G. Sutherland, J. E. Gordon, H. J. B. Birks, V. J. Jones, A. C. Stevenson
    Pages 589-613
  20. Back Matter
    Pages 615-695

About this book

Introduction

In describing the geomorphological heritage of Scotland, this volume offers a remarkable account of how the natural environment responded in terms of landforms, processes and plant communities, to severe climatic change as the Quaternary era progressed over the last two million years.
This legacy, as preserved in the 138 nationally important GCR sites described, documents a remarkable diversity of landforms in a relatively small area. The rugged highland contrast with the rolling hills and flat plains found further south, while the western and northern islands, together with the highly-indented coastline add further to the scenic diversity. How this variety of landscapes came into being, the forces which shaped it , and the climatic extremes which drove it, are the themes explored in this volume.

Keywords

Coast Moor environment quaternary

Editors and affiliations

  • J. E. Gordon
    • 1
  • D. G. Sutherland
    • 2
  1. 1.Scottish Natural HeritageEdinburghScotland
  2. 2.EdinburghScotland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-011-1500-1
  • Copyright Information Joint Nature Conservation Committee 1993
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-4657-2
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-1500-1
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