Monday, 26 November 2007

Geology and Landscape of Taunton Deane

This book 'The Geology and Landscape of Taunton Deane' would make an ideal Christmas present for anyone interested in south west Somerset. It is a geological exploration written by the expert of the area, Hugh Prudden. Hugh says the book is intended as an introduction to the geological features of the Taunton area and especially as a guide to places worth visiting. It is written for both local people and visitors. It has 9 chapters on 'Topics' such as 'Building Stones', 'Soils and Farming', 'Radon' and 24 chapters on 'Exploring the Taunton area'. These are extremely comprehensive and range from 'A view of the countryside in 1794', 'Taunton Rock Trail' to 'Hestercombe Gardens', 'Milverton', 'Wellington and the Blackdowns' and many more.

The book is published by Taunton Deane Borough Council and costs £8.95. It can be obtained from local bookshops or ordered from Geo Supplies Ltd. 49 Station Road, Chapeltown, Sheffield, S35 2XE or email.

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