Death of an Ocean: A Geological Borders Ballad

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The rocks of the Borders record much of the Palaeozoic history of the Iapetus Ocean closing, the building and breakdown of mountains, of deserts, rivers and forests that came as the land mass of which Scotland forms part went on a northerly migration. They tell also of volcanoes and how their existence is indelibly recorded in the Borders hills.

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This is a splendidly produced book, beautifully illustrated and eloquently written. The plot and the main characters are meticulously developed through the clear and didactic narrative. It focuses the most modern of concepts and investigative techniques on the buried history of one of the bonniest parts of Europe. --European Geologist

Death of an Ocean is an illuminating, entertaining and authoritative read for the non-specialist interested in the ancient geological history of Britain, and in the fundamental act of union between Scotland and England. --Nature Geoscience

High standards are expected from Euan and Brian, who delighted us with Edinburgh Rock, The Geology of Lothian in 2006. Death of an Ocean lives up to these expectations. This excellent book is thoroughly readable and accessible as a popular geological guide, stuffed with golden nuggets of information gleaned from their combined experience which totals over 100 years of fieldwork! Beautifully illustrated, with a good choice of colours, the book enhances the understanding of this fascinating area of Scotland. It is clearly organised and styled to appeal to a wide audience; geologists, amateur and professional and anyone interested in extending their scientific knowledge of the Borders. --Newsletter of the Palaeontological Association, 2012

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Euan Clarkson, a palaeontologist, and Brian Upton, a volcanologist, are professors emeritus of geology at the University of Edinburgh.

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