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Author McNamara, Kenneth
Title Pinnacles
Imprint Perth : Western Australian Museum, 2009
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Edition 1st ed
Descript 1 online resource (68 pages)
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Note Intro -- Introduction -- Location of the Pinnacles Desert -- The Tamala Limestone -- Ancient Dunes -- Fossil Soils -- Fossil Shells and Skulls -- Formation of the Pinnacles -- Other Pinnacles -- Age of the Pinnacles -- Acknowledgements -- Glossary -- Further Information
On the coast north of Perth is one of the most unusual landscapes in all Australia - the Pinnacles Desert. Out of the bare, yellow, shifting sands rise thousands of huge, limestone pillars. Massive and immobile in such a stark landscape, these grotesquely sculptured stone columns look as if they have stood for ages. What exactly are pinnacles? How did they form? What natural processes were able to create such spectacular structures: And what can they tell us about the evolution of the coastal scenery of this part of Australia? This beautifully illustrated book addresses all these questions in clear, concise language
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: McNamara, Kenneth Pinnacles Perth : Western Australian Museum,c2009 9781920843441
Subject Landforms--Australia--Western Australia
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