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Mountain building in Scotland


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The unit gives a brief outline of the geological history of the Scottish Highlands. It offers the opportunity to study igneous, metamorphic and structurally complex rocks, indicating their natural settings in Scotland: the deformed rocks of the Dalradian basin, the Caledonian granites, and the Highland Border Complex. The materials are presented as a series of PDFs. Each file represents a section of the book. If you wish to purchase a copy of Mountain building in Scotland please contact Open University Worldwide [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)] .

This unit is from our archive and is an adapted extract from Ancient mountains: practical geology in Scotland (SXR339) which is no longer taught by The Open University. If you want to study formally with us, you may wish to explore other courses we offer in this subject area.