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Geology is the scientific study of the Earth, its origin, structure, processes and composition. This album is mainly concerned with the interpretation of geological maps and the relationship between the landscape and underlying rocks. The Open University's Dr Iain Gilmour talks us through the geological landforms of Dorset and the Isle of Skye, using geological maps and actual footage of the locations to illustrate his points. This material forms part of The Open University course S260 Geology.

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  • Duration 25 mins
  • Updated Saturday 18th July 2009
  • Introductory level
  • Posted under Geology
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Track 1: Geological landforms: Dorset and The Isle of Skye

Geology is the scientific study of the Earth, its origin, structure, processes and composition. This album is mainly concerned with the interpretation of geological maps and the relationship between the landscape and underlying rocks. The Open University's Dr Iain Gilmour talks us through the geological landforms of Dorset and the Isle of Skye, using geological maps and actual footage of the locations to illustrate his points. This material forms part of the course S260 Geology.


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Tracks in this podcast:

Track   Title Description
1 Geological landforms: Dorset and The Isle of Skye    Geology is the scientific study of the Earth, its origin, structure, processes and composition. This album is mainly concerned with the interpretation of geological maps and the relationship between the landscape and underlying rocks. The Open University's Dr Iain Gilmour talks us through the geological landforms of Dorset and the Isle of Skye, using geological maps and actual footage of the locations to illustrate his points. This material forms part of the course S260 Geology. Play now Geological landforms: Dorset and The Isle of Skye
2 Rock types on The Isle of Skye    Dr Iain Gilmour talks us through the types of rock found on The Island of Skye and explains the different levels of erosion and weathering these rocks go through. Play now Rock types on The Isle of Skye
3 The Island of Skye: The North side    This track looks at the 'layers' caused from lava-flows, across the North of The Island of Skye and how the processes of erosion are spectacularly displayed here. Play now The Island of Skye: The North side
4 The landscape of Dorset    Dr Iain Gilmour takes us across the spectacular landscapes of Dorset and informs us of the scientific importance of Dorset. Play now The landscape of Dorset
5 Geology in Dorset    This track summarises the different types of rock found in Dorset and the areas in which they are found. Play now Geology in Dorset
6 A geological map of Dorset    Dr Iain Gilmour shows us a geological map of Dorset and explains how this map illustrates many things, including the thickness of the strata. Play now A geological map of Dorset