How to Read the Landscape: A crash course in interpreting the great outdoors is certainly no academic field guide but this should not deter lay-geomorphologists and geologists. The foreword clearly explains the purpose of the book: to allow people to understand their physical surroundings when on holiday, for instance. Having a consultant editor with a solid academic background and current working position in earth sciences, more specifically, physical geography, the reader should feel confident that the information delivered is both accurate and reliable. Robert Yarham is a professional natural science writer, often published in The Guardian, making this book...

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