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Geology off the beaten track. Exploring South Africa's hidden treasures

Geology off the beaten track. Exploring South Africa's hidden treasures

Geology off the beaten track introduces geological sites and treasures beyond the major routes across South Africa.
Norman, Nick
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978-1-4317-0082-0
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Title: Geology off the beaten track
Subtitle: Exploring South Africa's hidden treasures
Author: Nick Norman
Publisher: Randomhouse Struik
Imprint: Nature
Cape Town, South Africa 2013
ISBN 9781431700820 / ISBN 978-1-4317-0082-0
Softcover, 18x24 cm, 256 pages, throughout colour photos and images

Description:

Geology off the beaten track is all you need to understand and interpret the geology along South Africa's regional and other less-travelled routes. It covers geologically fascinating areas such as the Richtersveld, Cape winelands and the Valley of Desolation near Graaff-Reinet. If you have ever wondered about cone-like koppies, the source of hot-water springs, the sinuous folding of a rocky mountain, or the changing shades of rock and soil along our country roads, this is the book for you. The text is richly illustrated, making it suitable for armchair travellers too. The book includes 13 chapters, each covering a route of geological interest, Maps for all the routes, with geosites and GPS readings to pinpoint key sites and multiple colour images that illuminate the text. Great illustrations unpack processes that are hard to describe supported by a glossary of geological terms, plus a bibliography.

Content:

Acknowledgements
Preface
Introduction
Cape Winelands
Paarl to Sutherland
N15/R62: Worcester to Zoar
R322: Baviaanskloof
N9: Colesberg to north of George
N10: N2 to the Namibian border
N6: Bloemfontein to East London
R72: East London to Ncanara
R66/R34/R33: Gingindlovu to eMkhondo
Barberton
R572/R521: including Mapungubwe
N18: N12 to Botswana
The Richtersveld
Glossary
Bibliography
Index


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