The new book, launched by the National Forest Company and the British Geological Survey, illustrates through walks and a simple geological map how everything about The National Forest stems from the underlying rocks.
The book uses ten local walks as a way of exploring geological, landscape and industrial heritage features in the Forest, including ‘Black gold at the heart of the Forest’, the wartime Fauld crater disaster, ‘The Building Stones of Burton upon Trent’, and is packed with fascinating information.
There are four other books in this Earthwise series
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Interaction between these glaciers has left behind a complex and often thick sequence of highly permeable sediments which obscure much of the underlying Devonian sandstone bedrock between Elgin and Inverness.
Since 2007 the BGS has been developing 3D models to capture and visualise the complexity of both the superficial and bedrock geology. These models will enable planning authorities and regulators to address land-use issues associated with rapidly increasing urban development, particularly around Inverness.
Following a period of heavy rain, on 1 August 2012 a debris flow landslide occurred along the A83 Rest and Be Thankful pass (Argyll and Bute, Scotland).
It was reported that between 50 to 100 tonnes of material blocked the road that was subsequently closed in both directions resulting in a long diversion.
The BGS Landslide Response Team made a visit to the landslide on 2 August 2012 to record the failure.More about Rest and Be Thankful (A83) Landslide, 2012
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Tragically, 22-year-old Charlotte Blackman from Derbyshire was killed in the incident. The public have been advised to stay away from the cliffs.
It was reported that approximately 400 tons of rock fell in two rock-fall events approximately 20 minutes apart at around 12:30.More about the Burton Bradstock rock fall
iGeology 3D is a free smartphone app that 'paints' a geological map on the ground around you.
Look at the landscape through your phone's camera and see the geological map painted on the ground - augmented reality geology!
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