50 Must See Geological Sites

50 Must-See Geological Sites by Gavin Whitfield

R300.00

Co-author of the successful Geological Journeys, Gavin Whitfield, has written a handy guide on fifty of the best known palaeontological and historical sites in South Africa. This accessible guide includes key features of the site, explanations of the landscape and rock formations, and topics of local and historical interest. It includes explanatory diagrams of some of the formations and loads of photographs. It even includes maps and GPS pointers to make finding the site easy.

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South Africa has just about the richest geological heritage on the planet. By showcasing 50 must-see sites, this guide describes why, where and how to enjoy it.

The book presents 50 of the most recognizable and geologically interesting sites around South Africa, including some of palaeontological or historical renown and some of mining interest. The diverse selection includes sites such as Chapman’s Peak, Howick Falls, Walter Sisulu National Botanical Gardens, Mapungubwe, Tswaing Meteorite Crater and the Fraserburg Fossil Surface.

Each site is unpacked to reveal:
– key features
– geological heritage
– landscape and rock formations
– topics of local or historical interest
– things to see and do at the site and in the surrounding area.

Maps and GPS pointers make the sites easy to find, and some of the more complicated features are explained by means of simplified diagrams. Nearly 1,000 colour images illustrate South Africa’s remarkable geology and bring the topic vividly to life, making the book suitable for armchair travel too.

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