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The geology and scenery of the north of Scotland

James Nicol

The geology and scenery of the north of Scotland

being two lectures given at the Philosophical Institution, Edinburgh : with notes and an appendix

by James Nicol

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Published by Oliver and Boyd in Edinburgh .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Geology -- Scotland.,
  • Landscape -- Scotland.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby James Nicol.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination96 p. ;
    Number of Pages96
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL18540491M

    Uk Peak District & North [] Uk Scotland [] Uk Southeast [84] Uk Southwest [98] Uk Wales [] Rock Trails Lakeland A Hillwalker's Guide to the Geology & Scenery £ This book explains to the hillwalker, in easy to understand but accurate terms, how geology has shaped the .


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