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The Compact Wales: Rocks of Wales - Their Story

Dyfed Elis-Gruffydd

The Compact Wales: Rocks of Wales - Their Story

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Awdur: Dyfed Elis-Gruffydd

ISBN: 9781845242954
Dyddiad Cyhoeddi: 16 Ebrill 2019
Cyhoeddwr: Gwasg Carreg Gwalch, Llanrwst
Fformat: Clawr Meddal, 150x155 mm, 160 tudalen
Iaith: Saesneg

Er ei maint, mae gan Gymru un o'r amrywiaethau mwyaf o greigiau a welir drwy'r byd. O ganlyniad, mae map daearegol y wlad yn un rhyfeddol a lliwgar. Cyflwyniad darluniadol i'r creigiau a'r mwynau amrywiol dydd dan ein traed.

Bywgraffiad Awdur:
Dyfed Elis-Gruffydd is a geological scientist and a part time geography lecturer at the Trinity College, Carmarthen. Also the Chairman of the Edward Llwyd Society and an experienced leader of guided walks.
Gwybodaeth Bellach:
Unsurprisingly, given its exceedingly rich geological heritage, Wales is also recognised as one of the birthplaces of the science of geology. Furthermore, the country’s spectacular landscapes, including its breathtaking coastline, which annually attract a multitude of climbers, walkers and less venturesome tourists, are largely a reflection of the character of the underlying, age-old rocks which have, over the millennia, been squeezed, ripped apart, fractured and suffered the erosive onslaught of rivers, glaciers and waves.
What follows is neither a blow-by-blow account of the rocks of Wales nor a scholarly earth-science textbook, but rather a geological odyssey that seeks to raise the awareness of inquisitive members of the general reading public as to the origin and significance of the rocks and minerals beneath their feet and the remarkable and exciting story that they record. It’s a journey through time, whose story is told chapter-by-chronological chapter by focusing attention in turn on ten particular areas of Wales where the rocks of a known age are well-displayed.