Ian Francis, Stuart Holmes & Bruce Yardley - The Land and How It Got That Way

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University of Cumbria

Ian Francis, Stuart Holmes & Bruce Yardley - The Land and How It Got That Way

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The forces that shaped Cumbria’s landscapes and how human interaction with geology and climate has shaped the Lakes

From Scafell’s towering volcanic crags to the glacial valleys of Wasdale and Buttermere, the Lake District possesses an extraordinary variety of scenery. It has inspired writers, climbers, painters, and all who seek the solitude and beauty of the high fells—and wish to understand the forces that shaped this unique place. Lake District: Landscape and Geology, has over 230 illustrations including maps and photographs featuring unique aerial views and panoramas. The authors join us to talk about things such as how the rocks formed; how the geology affects the landscape; what kind of people have lived in these beautiful, wild landscapes; and how human interaction with geology and climate has helped to create the Lake District we know today.

Ian Francis grew up near Loweswater. He earned a degree and a PhD in geology at Oxford, and worked for several years in Australia, before returning to the UK to commission earth science books at Blackwell (later Wiley-Blackwell). He lives in Maryport, on the Cumbrian coast. 

Stuart Holmes is a self-taught photographer from Keswick, specialising in landscape and adventure sports photography. Using a paraglider to take aerial photographs enables him to capture landscapes from new perspectives, highlighting features that may not be obvious from the ground. 

Bruce Yardley is Emeritus Professor in the School of Earth and Environment at the University of Leeds, where he taught geology and geochemistry for 30 years. He has written 8 academic books, published over 130 research papers, served as Science Secretary of the Geological Society and President of the Mineralogical Society.

All of our author events are being recorded and will be available to watch after the event. Tickets £5 

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