Dorset is amongst the most beautiful parts of England, and one’s appreciation of this county is enormously enhanced by an understanding of its geology. For the professional it remains one of the key areas of world geology, and it is absolutely fitting that (like the Burgess Shale) the coastal sections have been designated a World Heritage Site. Interest in the geology extends across a wide spectrum, from admiring the striking land-forms to the pleasure of collecting ammonites at Charmouth, and it is difficult to imagine a more suitable book to take on your geological forays. Here we have 28 excursions,...

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