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Understanding Ethiopia

Geology and Scenery

Book

Part of the GeoGuide book series (GEO)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxiv
  2. Setting the Scene

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Frances M. Williams
      Pages 3-9
    3. Frances M. Williams
      Pages 11-14
    4. Frances M. Williams
      Pages 15-17
    5. Frances M. Williams
      Pages 19-23
  3. Ethiopia’s Geological Story

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 25-26
    2. Frances M. Williams
      Pages 27-32
    3. Frances M. Williams
      Pages 33-38
    4. Frances M. Williams
      Pages 39-44
  4. A Journey Through Geology and Scenery

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 53-55
    2. Frances M. Williams
      Pages 57-71
    3. Frances M. Williams
      Pages 83-102
    4. Frances M. Williams
      Pages 103-120
    5. Frances M. Williams
      Pages 121-133
    6. Frances M. Williams
      Pages 135-151
    7. Frances M. Williams
      Pages 153-170
    8. Frances M. Williams
      Pages 171-177

About this book

Introduction

Understanding Ethiopia is a detailed description of Ethiopia’s geological story and enables non-specialist readers to share the author’s thrill at gaining a deeper insight into the processes which produced, and continue to shape, this amazing country. Ethiopia’s spectacular landscapes, ranging from mountains over 4500m high to salt plains 150m below sea level, are a reflection of the geological processes that formed the country. Indeed, its history and the historical sites, for which it is renowned, are largely determined by geology. Readers learn why and how Ethiopia’s geology is both unique and dynamic, as here the earth’s crust is in the process of breaking apart.

Keywords

Afar Region Ethiopia Geology Guide Ethiopian Geology Explain Ethiopian Landscapes Geoheritage in Africa Geotourism in Ehtiopia

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.School of Physical SciencesThe University of AdelaideAdelaideAustralia

About the authors

Frances Williams taught Geology at Addis Ababa University from 1969 to 1976. During that time she travelled throughout Ethiopia, exploring its geology with her students, mapping volcanoes, and investigating the effects of earthquakes. Now relocated to Australia she visits Ethiopia frequently, and has authored and co-authored a number of guidebooks and brochures on localities of geological interest.

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