This book covers the geology of the Isle of Purbeck, written by Paul Ensom and Malcolm Turnbull.
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.
This book guides the reader along the coast and explains the processes which, over a period of 160 million years, have produced an area that is both scientifically important and aethetically beautiful.
- Discover internationally important fossils
- Understand the forces behind the remarkable scenery
- Find out the history of the local quarrying industry
- Includes detailed maps of the area.