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Almeria.

Almeria

Adrian Harvey & Anne Mather

Dunedin Academic Press

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9781780460376, $49.50, PB, 240pp, www.amazon.com

Synopsis: Spain's Almeria exhibits superb structural geology (especially the fault system). It also includes a complete Neogene sedimentary sequence (itself rare), involving an enormous range of sedimentary environments and classic dry land geomorphology. Exposure of the sedimentary sequences is excellent. The area is spectacular and the landform assemblage includes a wide range of erosional and depositional landscapes. Furthermore, the region enables linkages to be made between the several disciplines of geodynamics. The Neogene sequence cannot be interpreted without considering the evolving tectonics, nor the contemporaneous geomorphology. Neither may the geomorphology be understood without considering the modern landscape as a development from the Neogene tectonic and sedimentary sequences. The collaborative work of Adrian Harvey (Emeritus Professor of Geomorphology in the School of Environmental Sciences, University of Liverpool) and Anne Mather (Reader in the School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences at the University of Plymouth), "Almeria" is guide that will prove to be an essential companion for geologists and physical geographers visiting this province in southeast Spain, to view its range of unique features, made famous as a spectacular location for a host of popular films. GPS coordinates are provided for the locations discussed.

Critique: The twelfth volume in the truly impressive 'Classic Geology in Europe' series, "Almeria " is profusely illustrated, organized into two primary sections: 1. The Main Themes in the Geology and geomorphology of Almeria; 2. Keynote Sites and Itineraries; and is enhanced with the inclusion of a Geological Timescale; Neogene Timescale; Quaternary Timescale; Glossary, Logistics, and an Index. Informed and informative from first page to last, "Almeria" is very highly recommended for both personal and academic library Geology reference collections and supplemental studies reading lists. It should be noted that "Almeria" is also available in a Kindle edition ($47.02).

Susan Bethany

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Date:Jan 1, 2016
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