Nick Norman & Gavin Whitfield
Geological Journeys: a traveler's guide to South Africa's
rocks and landforms is an essential companion on car journeys if you have an interest in the geology of our country.
For those who
wonder about the jaunty tilt of a mountain ahead, the unusual patterns of a
road cutting, the colour and texture of the roadside soil, or the purpose of a
distant mine headgear, this handy volume offers answers and explanations about
features along all our major routes and some of the lesser, but geologically
interesting ones too. The three main metropolitan areas – Johannesburg,
Cape Town and Durban – are also described, so that city
residents can understand their geological features. With accessible text, and
using familiar landmarks to highlight phenomena – from the obvious to the
subtle – the authors explain our rich geological heritage, its likely roots and
its often tumultuous history. Along the way, they also discuss the historical
background and the personalities and stories that relate to the landscape.