GEOLOGY OF OXFORDSHIRE by Philip Powell
Oxfordshire’s geology is as fascinating as any in the British Isles, and an up to date illustrated account of its known geological past has long been overdue. The rich variety of its landscapes – Ironstone hills, Cotswold valleys, lush downland, chalk downs – derives from the character of the underlying rocks.
The fossil record ranges from ammonites to crocodiles, dinosaurs to lions. The story of how those rocks and fossils originated is a journey through time and space, a journey of hundreds of millions of years across an Oxfordshire that has been hot desert, tropical rain-forest, coral sea, shallow lagoon and frozen waste.
Large format sewn paperback
259 x 201 mms
Nearly 140 colour illustrations, including photographs, maps and diagrams