The Giant's Causeway on Ireland's north Antrim coast is a place where myth and science meet. For over 300 years visitors have pondered the choice between giants and geology to explain this natural and cultural wonder. From tales of the Irish giant, Finn MacCool, and his building of the huge stone causeway, to the ancient and mysterious cooling of lava to form the basalt columns, The Giant's Causeway takes the reader on an illustrated tour of the history, folklore, people, geology, wildlife, and stunning landscape of this unique place. Today the Giant's Causeway is one of Ireland's most popular tourist attractions, with half a million visitors each year from all over the world.
Fresh information gives readers a clearer insight into the place which has people caught between musings on giants and geology
- The Irish World
a nicely illustrated tour of the extraordinary natural feature itself formed from columns of basalt created by the cooling of lava. There are some cracking historical photos and a huge amount of information about the causeway. OMers will also be interested in the final chapter of coastal walks, obviously including one focussed on the main event itself, but supplemented with four other local options.
- Outdoors Magic
Binding: Paperback, 112 pages ISBN: 9780862786755 Format: 234mm x 156mm