Geological Adventures in the fairest Cape
Ever wondered about the rocks and strata that make up the stunning Western Cape landscape? In his new book, Geological Adventures in the fairest Cape: unlocking the Secrets of its Scenery, John Rogers sheds invaluable light. Rogers aimed his book at those of us who are intrigued by strata (sub and super), improbable koppies on flat landscapes and quartz veins running along exposed ridges. Possessing only a smattering of geological knowledge, many of us often wish there were a geologist at hand who could explain what terrestrial forces – from volcanic eruptions to slow tectonic creep – created these geological marvels.
This is what this wonderful book does, and the beauty of it is that it will be equally useful to serious students of geology.
The premise of the amply illustrated Geological Adventures is to explore six routes heading across the Western Cape towards the Cape Peninsula and then to probe the Atlantic and False Bay coastlines.