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Landscape fashioned by geology - Parallel Roads of Glen Roy

Landscape fashioned by geology - Parallel Roads of Glen Roy

People have long been fascinated by the Parallel Roads of Lochaber. Were these striking horizontal lines on the hillsides of Glen Roy, Glen Gloy and Glen Spean formed by giants of old. Are they natural or were they formed by human activity? Interest in the Parallel Roads continues to this day, both among earth scientists intrigued by the dramatic processes that shaped the landscape, and among modern travellers and tourists attracted by the natural wonder of the landforms. This booklet traces the story of the formation of the Parallel Roads - a remarkable story of ice-age glaciers, vast lakes and catastrophic floods. No longer available in print.

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Format : 39 pages; 4.50MB
Published in 2004

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