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By D.G. Sutherland J.E. Gordon

In describing the geomorphological history of Scotland, this quantity bargains a awesome account of the way the traditional atmosphere replied by way of landforms, techniques and plant groups, to critical climatic switch because the Quaternary period advanced over the past million years.
This legacy, as preserved within the 138 nationally very important GCR websites defined, files a notable variety of landforms in a comparatively small region. The rugged highland distinction with the rolling hills and flat plains came upon extra south, whereas the western and northern islands, including the highly-indented beach upload extra to the scenic variety. How this number of landscapes got here into being, the forces which formed it , and the climatic extremes which drove it, are the topics explored during this volume.

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