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By Richard Viljoen,Morris Viljoen,Carl Anhaeusser

Africa is domestic to greater than the Cradle of Humankind. It was once the middle of the traditional supercontinent Pangaea, and includes the various oldest and such a lot striking geology on planet Earth. This distinct and vibrant publication good points forty four of the continent's so much impressive and engaging 'geosites', from desk Mountain within the south to the eroded necks and plugs of the Hoggar quarter 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 expert in a comparable box) with in-depth wisdom concerning the specific characteristic or landform: the way it shaped and constructed, its present geological prestige, ecological effect, and its archaeological and cultural curiosity. Supported with many images, maps, satellite tv for pc pictures and explanatory illustrations, the textual content is available to geologists and lay fans alike, unpacking the hows and whys of Africa's such a lot exciting landforms, websites and geological features.

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