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Geology of National Parks of Central/Southern Kenya and Northern Tanzania

Scoon National ParksThe East African Rift Valley contains some of the most stunning landscapes, mountains and, of course, active volcanoes, including the only known carbonatite volcanoes.

In this book, Scoon presents a description of the spectacular geology of this region and the national parks.  With descriptions of the geological formations and characterization of this area, he provides an understanding of the interrelationship between the geology and the existing geomorphology, including glaciers, alkaline lakes and, of course, the magnificent wildlife of this unique part of Africa.  In all this, the author succeeds extremely well. The volume provides the reader with a better understanding of the formation and modern management of the region, emphasising the importance of geology for sustaining the landscape, flora and fauna of this unique area.

The volume is extremely well illustrated, with excellent photographs and clear illustrative diagrams. As far as this reviewer can see, it is free of publishing errors or spelling mistakes.  Anyone interested in East Africa, the geology of volcanoes, or the relationships between geology, geomorphology or wildlife should consider purchasing this volume.

Reviewed by Rob Bowell

GEOLOGY OF NATIONAL PARKS OF CENTRAL/SOUTHERN KENYA AND NORTHERN TANZANIA: GEOTOURISM OF THE GREGORY RIFT VALLEY, ACTIVE VOLCANISM AND REGIONAL PLATEAUS, by Roger Scoon, 2018. Published by: Springer, 221 pp., ISBN 978-3-319-73784-3, (hbk.) List Price: £34.99 W: https://www.springer.com/