By Stan Beckensall

the various surroundings of Northumberland is the results of explosive volcanoes, lava, large seas and rivers, ice and - to a lesser volume - humans. This lavishly illustrated booklet not just finds a few very beautiful landscapes but additionally indicates which rock formations lie underneath to provide them their shapes. those who selected to reside there from hundreds of thousands of years in the past used the rivers, plains and hills to their very own virtue, leaving strains in their exploitation of its assets and cost of the land. the method keeps. adequate examples are taken from Northumberland to teach how the volcanic Cheviot Hills, lesser hills, sandstone scarps and crags, river valleys and plains account for the diversity of surroundings that pulls such a lot of humans to the geographical region. clear of the extra industrialised south-east and small cities there are tremendous open areas, solitude and sweetness which are a satisfaction to discover, visible from the floor and the air. the writer makes use of his large wisdom of the county to rouse the readers' pursuits and so as to add to their expertise of this designated a part of England.

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