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River and the Rock, The - River Potholes of Wales

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  • River and the Rock, The - River Potholes of Wales
  • ISBN: 9781845278878
  • Publication Date: November 2022
  • Format: Hardback, 200x240 mm, 160 pages

Where rivers flow over rock, the combined action of water and sediment can create intricate and beautiful natural sculptures. Some of the most striking forms are potholes: roughly circular depressions carved into the rocky beds of turbulent, upland rivers.

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These forms play a key role in the creation of some of our most treasured river scenery waterfalls, rapids and gorges but also help create ecological habitats, inspire artists and writers, and provide settings for myth and legend.

Potholes, related natural sculptures, and the wider river scenery can draw tourists from far and wide, and create environments where our physical and mental well-being can be enhanced. Using examples of potholes from rivers across Wales and the world, this book combines science, art, history, and culture with stunning landscape photography to delve deep into these fascinating but often overlooked elements of our planet's landscapes.