This book tells the story of how Scotland's landscape has changed over the last three billion years. Did you know that disappearing oceans, colliding continents and erupting volcanoes were some of the events which helped to shape the countryside we see today? Discover how coal formed from swamps which grew in a tropical climate. Did you know there was an ice age in Scotland that lasted for over two billion years ... and the ice may come back? Find out how to: make your own model volcano which erupts messily ... but safely; see a stalactite and stalagmite grow in just a couple of days; race your way around Scotland, collecting fossils as you go.