Download e-book for kindle: Africa’s Top Geological Sites by Richard Viljoen,Morris Viljoen,Carl Anhaeusser

By Richard Viljoen,Morris Viljoen,Carl Anhaeusser

ISBN-10: 177584448X

ISBN-13: 9781775844488

Africa is domestic to greater than the Cradle of Humankind. It was once the middle of the traditional supercontinent Pangaea, and contains the various oldest and so much amazing geology on planet Earth. This targeted and vibrant e-book positive factors forty four of the continent's such a lot wonderful and fascinating 'geosites', from desk Mountain within the south to the eroded necks and plugs of the Hoggar quarter in Algeria; and from the volcanic islands of the Atlantic Ocean to the continental fragments off the African east coast. every one website is authored via a geologist (or expert in a comparable box) with in-depth wisdom in regards to the specific function or landform: the way it shaped and built, its present geological prestige, ecological effect, and its archaeological and cultural curiosity. Supported with many images, maps, satellite tv for pc photos and explanatory illustrations, the textual content is obtainable to geologists and lay lovers alike, unpacking the hows and whys of Africa's so much interesting landforms, websites and geological features.

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