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ISBN: 9781841146737
The Jurassic Coast
The Jurassic Coast
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The Jurassic Coast of Devon and Dorset has joined the Grand Canyon and the Great Barrier Reef as a World Heritage Site. It was the first natural landscape in Great Britain to win this highest of international accolades, granted by the World Heritage Committee of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (Unesco), meeting in December 2001 in Helsinki.

Nomination of the Jurassic Coast reflected the call from Unesco for more natural locations rather than man-made sites. It is described as Jurassic for its famous dinosaur-bearing strata but the visual geology extends on either side of this period, across the Mesozoic era from the Triassic to the Cretaceous. From Orcombe Point in Exmouth to Old Harry Rocks, beside Studland Bay, this coast provides a walk in time through 180 million years in just 160 kilometres, plus fossils new to science which appear as it continues to erode.

Nowhere else can boast the qualities of this scenic coast, which are listed here in gazetteer format from west to east. Map references are given for recommended parking places and to the more obscure places of interest. This book will be the essential guide for anyone wanting to know where to go, what to see, what to do – in one of the newest World Heritage Sites.

Author Rodney Legg was born in Bournemouth and has emerged as one of Dorset’s most prolific historians. At the turn of the millennium he completed Dorset Flight as the companion volume to Wartime Dorset. He has also produced Lost Dorset and Dorset America amongst a number of other titles for Halsgrove.

ISBN 9781841146737, hardback, 230x214mm, 144 pages, Reprinted June 2007.

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