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Geological Journeys

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Geological journeys - a traveller's guide to South Africa's rocks and landforms is an essential companion for car journeys. For those who wonder about the jaunty tilt of a mountain ahead, the unusual patterns of a road cutting, the colour and texture of the roadside soil, or the purpose of a distant minehead, this volume offers answers and explanations about features along all the major routes across South Africa, and some of the lesser, but geologically interesting, routes too.
  • Also included are the three main metropolitan areas of Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban so that city residents understand the geological feutures
  • Using familiar landmarks to pinpoint sites and subtle phenomena, the authors bring to light our rich geological heritage and its likely roots
  • Along the way, they also discuss the historical background, personalities and stories that relate to the landscape.
Geological journeys - a traveller's guide to South Africa's rocks and landforms is an essential companion for car journeys. For those who wonder about the jaunty tilt of a mountain ahead, the unusual patterns of a road cutting, the colour and texture of the roadside soil, or the purpose of a distant minehead, this volume offers answers and explanations about features along all the major routes across South Africa, and some of the lesser, but geologically interesting, routes too.
  • Also included are the three main metropolitan areas of Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban so that city residents understand the geological feutures
  • Using familiar landmarks to pinpoint sites and subtle phenomena, the authors bring to light our rich geological heritage and its likely roots
  • Along the way, they also discuss the historical background, personalities and stories that relate to the landscape.