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FEATURING - De Beers’ Geological Journeys: a traveller’s guide to South Africa’s rocks and landforms by Nick Norman and Gavin Whitfield

Posted on December 02, 2019

The Special Collections Book of the Week this week is:

De Beers’ Geological Journeys: a traveller’s guide to South Africa’s rocks and landforms by Nick Norman and Gavin Whitfield.

This handy volume offers answers and explanations about features along all major routes across South Africa, and some of the lesser but geologically interesting routes too. Also included are the three main metropolitan areas – Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban, so that city residents can understand the geological features surrounding them. In simple language and using familiar landmarks to pinpoint sites and subtle phenomena, authors bring to light our rich geological heritage, its roots and often tumultuous history. Along the way, they also discuss the historical background personalities and stories that bring the landscape to life.

Catalogue Access: https://UnivofPretoria.on.worldcat.org/oclc/71285382

This book is available at Special Collections, housed on level 5 of the Merensky 2 Library, and is part of our Africana (ZA) Collection.

The Special Collections unit of the Department of Library Services plays a stewardship role in the acquisition and preservation of the Library's rare and valuable information resources, making them accessible to students, staff and researchers, as well as safeguarding them for future generations.

- Author Sonto Mabena and Nikki Haw
Published by Hlengiwe Mnguni

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