The Making of a Land – Geology of Norway takes the reader on a journey in geological time, from primordial times to the present day. A fantastic journey from the summits of Norway's spectacular ruggeand weather-beaten mountains to the riches concealed in the sedimentary rocks on the continental shelf.
This book displays the treasures of Norwegian geology for everyone to see. Norway's geological resources represent the foundation of its welfare state. During several centuries first the mining, and then the oil, industries have been economic mainstays, and this will continue in the future.
New technologies and the efforts of the oil companies have brought wealth to the country, and given us new insights into the mysteries of "hidden Norway".The Norwegian edition has been avarded the Gold Prize for design, named 'The Year’s Most Beautiful Scientific Encyclopedia 2007'in the class of technical literature.The book presents a description both of Norway and the planet we inhabit and depend on for survival.
The book is very well illustrated, with scenic pictures from the Norwegain landscape and instructive figures. 950 photographs and other illustrations, 130 boxes spread over 624 pages.
A map of the bedrock geology of Norway on a scale of 1:2 million is also enclosed.
Editors:Ivar B. Ramberg - Inge Bryhni – Arvid Nøttvedt – Kristin Rangnes