Africa’s Top Geological Sites by Richard Viljoen,Morris Viljoen,Carl Anhaeusser

By Richard Viljoen,Morris Viljoen,Carl Anhaeusser

Africa is domestic to greater than the Cradle of Humankind. It was once the center of the traditional supercontinent Pangaea, and includes many of the oldest and so much striking geology on planet Earth. This particular and vibrant e-book good points forty four of the continent's such a lot superb and fascinating 'geosites', from desk Mountain within the south to the eroded necks and plugs of the Hoggar sector in Algeria; and from the volcanic islands of the Atlantic Ocean to the continental fragments off the African east coast. each one web site is authored through a geologist (or professional in a comparable box) with in-depth wisdom concerning the specific characteristic or landform: the way it shaped and built, its present geological prestige, ecological influence, and its archaeological and cultural curiosity. Supported with many pictures, maps, satellite tv for pc pictures and explanatory illustrations, the textual content is available to geologists and lay fans alike, unpacking the hows and whys of Africa's such a lot fascinating landforms, websites and geological features.

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