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By Richard Viljoen,Morris Viljoen,Carl Anhaeusser

Africa is domestic to greater than the Cradle of Humankind. It used to be the center of the traditional supercontinent Pangaea, and contains the various oldest and such a lot awesome geology on planet Earth. This specific and vibrant publication positive aspects forty four of the continent's so much magnificent and engaging 'geosites', from desk Mountain within the south to the eroded necks and plugs of the Hoggar zone in Algeria; and from the volcanic islands of the Atlantic Ocean to the continental fragments off the African east coast. every one web site is authored via a geologist (or professional in a comparable box) with in-depth wisdom concerning the specific characteristic or landform: the way it shaped and built, its present geological prestige, ecological effect, and its archaeological and cultural curiosity. Supported with many pictures, maps, satellite tv for pc pictures and explanatory illustrations, the textual content is on the market to geologists and lay fans alike, unpacking the hows and whys of Africa's such a lot fascinating landforms, websites and geological features.

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