A Natural Companion
Geology | Flowers | Walks
Local Snowdonia authors Jim Langley and Paul Gannon joined forces to use their expertise in botany, geology, and hillwalking to produce this fantastic guide to the geology, flowers and walks in The Alps.
The first edition was published in 2019.
The stunning natural beauty of the Alps makes this range of mountains one of Europe’s most popular tourist destinations. This book helps visitors to gain a deeper appreciation of that beauty, by providing a guide to the geology and flowers of the Alps.
Written in straightforward language for those with little or no prior knowledge and illustrated by superb photographs, maps and diagrams, this book reveals how different rocks were created and shaped into the present-day mountains by glaciers and other agents.
Paul Gannon is a science and technology writer. He is the author of nine books, including the popular Rock Trails series about the geology and scenery of British hillwalking areas (Snowdonia, Lakeland, the Scottish Highlands, the Peak District, and South Wales). He also runs geology workshops in Snowdonia.
Jim Langley is a specialist in alpine flowers. He has a Master’s degree in conservation and land management, and holds the International Mountain Leader and Winter Mountain Leader qualifications. He also runs Nature’s Work an educational consultancy that provides a range of guided walks, training events, and bespoke outdoor learning programmes.
Publisher: Oxford Alpine Club
Number of pages: 300
Dimensions: 210 x 148 x 19 mm