Two new Jurassic Coast books are to be published by the Jurassic Coast Trust in May and August this year, the titles are ‘The Jurassic Coast, An Aerial Journey through Time’ and ‘Geology of the Jurassic Coast, The Isle of Purbeck’.
The Jurassic Coast
An Aerial Journey through Time
Written by Robert Westwood
Aerial Photography by Peter Sills;
Foreword by Professor Denys Brunsden
A unique view of the spectacular Jurassic Coast; stunning new aerial photography: clear, concisely written and packed with information; beautiful and innovative design; high quality hardback and an unbeatable price of £9.95
This book brings together for the first time stunning aerial photography of the Jurassic Coast with the human, geological and environmental history responsible for shaping the coastline we see today. Using an imaginative design, this book effortlessly guides the reader through the changes that created arguably the most important geological coastline in the UK. The foreword is written by Professor Denys Brunsden, world-renowned geomorphologist, who masterminded the successful World Heritage nomination bid in 2001.
The Jurassic Coast has long been a magnet for geologists and photographers, drawn by its constantly changing environment. The book’s aerial photographs give a fresh perspective on what may be familiar from ground level, revealing detail only evident from the air. The content appeals on several levels; to those who appreciate fine photography and those that are interested in the geology and history of the area. This book is a visual delight to visitors and residents across a broad spectrum of ages.
Take a fascinating aerial journey along this beautiful coast from Exmouth to Old Harry Rocks. Clearly see the changing geology from Budleigh Salterton Pebble Beds through the cliffs and landslides between Lyme Regis and Burton Bradstock and on to the dramatic cliffs and headlands of Kimmeridge and Durlston.
The Jurassic Coast an Aerial Journey through Time captures the power and beauty of this World Heritage Coast.
Geology of the Jurassic Coast
The Isle of Purbeck
Written by Paul Ensom and Malcolm Turnbull
Series Editor Professor Denys Brunsden
Publication: August 2011
This new guide to the remarkable geology and landforms at the eastern end of the Jurassic Coast will be published this summer.
The Isle of Purbeck on the Dorset and East Devon Coast World Heritage Site is a unique place where geology and landforms combine to create beautiful and varied coastal scenery. Headlands and bays, sea stacks and arches, secluded coves and dramatic cliffs are here in abundance. Paul Ensom and Malcolm Turnbull guide the reader aloong the coast and explain the processes and events which, over a period of 160 million years, have produced an area that is both scientifically important and aesthetically beautifil.
There is information on the wonderfully diverse range of fossils that are found in the area, including descriptions of local collections, and a number of special sections cover other items of interest. Two boat trips are also described which offer a different way of viewing the amazing formations which can be seen in the cliffs. The guide includes detailed maps of the area, many illustrations and full colour annotated photographs.