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rocks and mountains of Cape Town

John S. Compton

rocks and mountains of Cape Town

by John S. Compton

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Published by Double Storrey Books in Cape Town, South Africa .
Written in English

    Places:
  • South Africa,
  • Cape Town.,
  • Western Cape.
    • Subjects:
    • Geology -- South Africa -- Cape Town.,
    • Geology -- South Africa -- Western Cape.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. 108-109) and index.

      Other titlesRocks & mountains of Cape Town
      StatementJohn S. Compton.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsQE325 .C66 2004
      The Physical Object
      Pagination112 p. :
      Number of Pages112
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL3450976M
      ISBN 101919930701
      LC Control Number2005352604
      OCLC/WorldCa57036605

      The five-minute ascent to the top of Table Mountain offers a ° view of Cape Town, the ocean and the neighboring peaks. Book a City Pass. Ticket to the top attractions in Cape Town - Book Here Now. Cape Town City Pass. The ultra-convenient Cape Town City Pass includes skip-the-line entrance to the city’s most famous destinations such as. The Cape is full of mountains and provides a mecca of climbing. Cape Town being the main center is a good base to start from. There are a few clubs mainly the MCSA Cape Town Section which has over members and a bouldering wall in their club room. The University also has a good bouldering wall and there is a climbing gym in Cape Town too.

      No Cape Town bucket list would be complete without a trip up Table Mountain. The Aerial Cableway affords ° views of the city on your way to the top of the mountain. At the top are unbeatable views of the city, along with a restaurant where you can grab some lunch. Chapman's Peak is the name of a mountain on the western side of the Cape Peninsula, about 15 kilometres south of Cape Town, South Africa. It is opposite the inlet on which the town of Hout Bay is centred. While the eastern flank of the mountain rises fairly gradually, the western flank falls sharply for hundreds of metres into the Atlantic Ocean.

      For more information on the geology of Cape Town refer to John Compton’s book ‘The Rocks & Mountains of Cape Town’, as well as 'Geological Adventures in the Fairest Cape: unlocking the Secrets of its Scenery' by John Rogers. The rocks and mountains of Cape Town. [John S Compton;] Home. WorldCat Home About WorldCat Help. Search. Search for Library Items Search for Lists Search for Contacts Search for a Library. Create lists, bibliographies and reviews: or Search WorldCat. Find items in libraries near you.


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The Rocks and Mountains of Cape Town. John S. Compton. Juta and Company Ltd, The book really helped me a lot in terms of understanding the geological structure of south afica. After reading the book, I have developed a deep interest in rocks, I find it very fascinating now. There really is a story behind every rock structure.

Id reccomend /5(2). The Rocks and Mountains of Cape Town Paperback – January 1, by John S. Compton (Author) › Visit Amazon's John S. Compton Page. Find all the books, read about the author, and more.

See search results for this author. Are you an author. Learn about Author Central. John S Author: John S. Compton. ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: pages: illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 21 cm: Other Titles: Rocks & mountains of.

Cape Town’s oldest rocks Deep intrusion of Cape Granite magma Uplift and erosion: deep earth exposed An enormous pile of sand The Cape Fold Belt: collision and.

deformation on a large scale Pangaea breakup and the Great Escarpment Youthful cover on a very old surface Langebaan Lagoon The Rocks and Mountains of Cape Town book.

Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers.4/5(1). This richly illustrated book provides a clear and accessible guide to the spectacular exposures of rocks and mountains in the Cape Town area.

On the scale of features observable from space down to. The Rocks & Mountains of Cape Town - Kindle edition by Compton, John. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading The Rocks & Mountains of Cape : John Compton.

This is an excerpt from The Rocks and Mountains of Cape Town, by John S. Compton. Title: The Rocks and Mountains of Cape Town Author: John S. Compton Genre: Geological Guide Publisher: Double Storey Books Cape Town, South Africa ISBN / ISBN Softcover, 15 x 21 cm, pages, numerous colour photos and.

Part of the joy of visiting or living in Cape Town is the ever-present, dramatic moun-tain vistas and beautiful rock exposures one views while walking in the mountains or along the coast (Fig. I hope that this book will add new insights and a dimension of understanding that increase both the pleasure of being in Cape Town and a sense of.

The Rocks & Mountains of Cape Town is sent airmail out of Cape Town with a shipping cost of $3 for all orders sent within South Africa and $9 for all areas outside of South Africa. Geology in the Field is available as a PDF eBook or Amazon Kindle eBook. A paperback print version is also available.

Buy The Rocks & Mountains of Cape Town (): NHBS - John S Compton, Earthspun Books. The Rocks & Mountains of Cape Town book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. This richly illustrated book provides a clear and acces 4/5(1). The leading stockist of botanical, natural history and local culture books.

Rocks & Mountains Of Cape Town quantity. Add to basket. SKU: Categories: Books, Geology & Minerals. Description Reviews (0) Description. John S. Compton. Paperback. ISBN Reviews. My book The Rocks & Mountains of Cape Town is a field guide to understanding the landscape, geological history and human interactions with Cape Town’s iconic Table Mountain.

I have also published my father's classic manual for geological mapping - Geology in the Field which is now available as a PDF or Amazon Kindle eBook, as well as a. The Rocks and Mountains of Cape Town by John S Compton is richly illustrated and provides a clear and accessible guide to the spectacular exposures of rocks and mountains in the Cape Town area.

Book Title: Enlarge the image to see the condition of the book. See larger images. These ranges are to the east of Cape Town and are not connected to the icon of Cape Town “Table Mountain”. Between the Hottentots Holland Mountains and Table mountain we have the low lying area known as the Cape Flats.

This area was once a part of an ancient mountain range which over millions of years was eroded away by water wind and sea. Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for The Rocks and Mountains of Cape Town by Compton, John S., Paperback at the best online prices at.

The Table Mountain Sandstone (TMS) is a group of rock formations within the Cape Supergroup sequence of rocks. Although the term "Table Mountain Sandstone" is still widely used in common parlance, the term TMS is no longer formally recognized; the correct name is the "Peninsula Formation Sandstone", which is part of the Table Mountain designation "Table Mountain.

The Rocks and Mountains of Cape Town, Double Storey Books, pp. –, has a geologic map that also shows the geographical extent of the Peninsular Formation but his map does not extend as far as Port Elizabeth.

Compton’s map on p. 17 shows the geographical extent of the Cape Supergroup which compares well with McCarthy & Rubidge’s. The Rocks and Mountains of Cape Town provides a clear and accessible guide to the spectacular exposures of rocks and mountains in the Cape Town area.

JavaScript scheint in Ihrem Browser deaktiviert zu sein. The Rocks & Mountains of Cape Town (PDF version) By johncompton This is the ebook (PDF) version of Compton's richly illustrated guidebook to the scenic landscapes and geology of the greater Cape Town area - suitable for locals and visiting outdoor enthusiasts.

Fourth printing Buy Rocks and mountains of Cape Town by John Compton (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders.Table Mountain (Khoekhoe: Huriǂoaxa, lit. 'sea-emerging'; Afrikaans: Tafelberg) is a flat-topped mountain forming a prominent landmark overlooking the city of Cape Town in South Africa.

It is a significant tourist attraction, with many visitors using the cableway or hiking to the top. The mountain forms part of the Table Mountain National Park, and part of the lands formerly ranged by Khoe.