648 Billion Sunrises - A Geological Miscellany of Ireland
Author: Patrick Roycroft
648 Billion Sunrises is a general introduction to the geological wonders of Ireland written in a fun, informative and accessibly humorous way. The author uses famous geological cases, biographical sketches, historical contexts and his own experience as a practising geologist to provide insight into this popular field. Presented in miscellany format, 648 Billion Sunrises engages the general reader with diverse topics of popular interest, with chapters including:
• In the Beginning: A Short Geological History of Ireland
• When is Volcano not a Volcano? When it’s a Sugar Loaf
• Ireland’s Jurassic Park
• The Aliens have Landed: Meteorite Strikes
• Irish Gemstones
• Is there Native Gold in Ireland?
• Geology: A Fatal Attraction
This book is a versatile read that can be read cover to cover for a general overview of Irish geology or opened at any page for a titbit of geological information. Photographs and information on how to access places of geological interest are also included.
Aimed at the general public with an interest in Irish natural history, 648 Billion Sunrises is accessible to the reader unfamiliar with geology while also providing the detail to engage the student or academic.
Dr Patrick Roycroft holds a Bachelor of Sciences in Geology from Trinity and completed his PhD at University College Dublin. He was awarded two EU Marie Curie Scholarships which included Post-Doctorates from Marseilles and University College Dublin, and is currently an editor for the journal Elements.
Size: 138mm X 216mm
Illustrations: Colour & Black and White
Publisher: Orpen Press