I have a secret inside me.
It’s a big one.
I have this huge urge to climb the mountains and hills of Britain. I’ve seen lots of shows about it – and the idea of hiking through the Cumbrian Mountains or the Scottish Highlands just has romantic fun written all over it.
That’s why I was delighted to be sent an interesting new book called “Granite and Grit: A Walker’s Guide to the Geology of British Mountains.”
You see, I can’t exactly spend my time hiking through British mountains, as I’m stuck here in cold and snowy Chicago. But with this book, I can be temporarily transported to all the mountain walking Britain has to offer.
It’s a big book – with lots of colorful pictures and infographics. Perfect for browsing and finding interesting information about British mountains. The book guides you through all of Britain’s different mountain types as well as rock types, with ample pictures and illustrations.
This book differs greatly from a typical book about Britain’s hills and mountains – this is not a walking guidebook, this is something else entirely. Something to read before you set out on a walk or something to read after you’ve returned and you’ve got questions about what you saw.
If you can’t climb any British mountains, it’s a great armchair travel guide with practical, scientific information about Britain’s Geology.
Granite and Grit: A Walker’s Guide to the Geology of British Mountains comes out February 1st.