the WWW can reveal a lot of information about Arran, and about Geology.
There are many good search engines, for example 'AlltheWeb'
of you that like paper as well as digital resouces, there are a number
of good introductory text-books on Earth Sciences that will provide all
the background information that you will need. All of these text-books
have CDROMS with images, video clips etc., and they provide access to
a wide range of additional resources on the WWW:-
ON EARTH SCIENCE:-
F. & SIEVER, R. 2000. Understanding Earth. (3 Ed). Freeman.
(Large format Paperback).
S. 2001. Earth: Potrait of a Planet. J Wiley & Sons. (Large
also be helpful for many people to get a dictionary that explains geological
words, names and processes:-
D. F., WINSTANLEY, I. 1998. Collins Dictionary of Geology. (Paperback).
also a number of specialist geological field guides for Arran, that provide
detailed information on itineraries on the island. The list below also
includes the details of a number of walking guides to Arran (often mentioning
geological points of interest along particular routes) and some booklets
produced by the British Geological Survey and Scottish Natural Heritage
that provide excellent pictures and descriptions of Arran and other areas
field guides to Arran:-
J.G & HERRIOT, A. 1983. Macgregor's excursion guide to the Geology
of Arran. The Geological
Society of Glasgow, ISBN 0 902892 07 X. Available from the Society,
or bookshops (The GSA, and the Edinburgh
Geological Society, are ideal organisations to join if you are interested
in Earth Sciences - they work closely together to organise a series
of lectures and fieldtrips for amateurs).
W.S. & ATKINS, F.B. 1989 Isle of Arran. Geologists Association
Guide. Usually available in bookshops on Arran.
and the Clyde Islands: A landscape fashioned by Geology. 1997 Scottish
Natural Heritage and the British Geological Survey. ISBN 1 85397 287
A. & CROFTS, R. 1999 Scotland: The Creation of its Natural Landscape.
Scottish Natural Heritage and the British Geological Survey. ISBN
1 85397 004 2.
H. Isle of Arran: Walking the Past. A field guide to the Archaeology
and History of the Isle of Arran. ISBN 1 904293 01 7. Usually available
in bookshops on Arran.
H. Isle of Arran: Walking the Coastal Way. A field guide to the Arran
Coastal Way. ISBN 1 904293 01 8. Usually available in bookshops