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Books currently available for review by Fellows

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  • NEW! Extinction: A Very Short Introduction, by Paul B. Wignall, Oxford University Press 2019, 124 pp. pbk.
  • NEW! The Moon: A History for the Future, by Oliver Morton, The Economist Newspaper, Profile Books 2019, 333 pp. hbk.
  • NEW! The Nile and Ancient Egypt: Changing Land- and Waterscapes, from the Neolithic to the Roman Era, by Judith Bunbury, Cambridge University Press 2019, 182 pp. hbk.
  • NEW! The Rocks of Wales: Their Story, by Dyfed Elis-Gruffydd, Gwasg Carreg Gwalch 2019, 160 pp. pbk.
  • NEW! Mining in Zimbabwe: From the 6th to the 21st Centuries, by Martin Prendergast & John Hollaway (eds), The Chamber of Mines of Zimbabwe 2019, 645 pp. hbk.
  • NEW! Metamorphic Geology: Microscale to Mountain Belts, by S. Ferrero et al. (eds), Geological Society of London SP 478 2019, 482 pp. hbk.
  • NEW! HP-UHP Metamorphism and Tectonic Evolution of Orogenic Belts, by L. Zang et al. (eds), Geological Society of London SP 474 2019, 362 pp. hbk.
  • NEW! Paleozoic-Mesozoic Geology of South Island, New Zealand: Subduction-related Processes Adjacent to SE Gondwana, by A.H.F. Robertson (ed), Geological Society Memoir No. 49 2019, 378 pp. hbk.
  • NEW! Hydromagmatic Processes and Platinum-Group Element Deposits in Layered Intrusions, by Alan Boudreau, Cambridge University Press 2019, 275 pp. hbk.
  • Paleozoic Plays of NW Europe, by A.A. Monaghan et al. (eds), Geological Society of London SP 471 2019, 398 pp. hbk.
  • A Practical Guide to Rock Microstructure (2nd Edition), by Ron H. Vernon, Cambridge University Press 2018, 431 pp. hbk.
  • Development of Volcanic Gas Reservoirs: The Theory, Key Technologies and Practice of Hydrocarbon Development, by Qiquan Ran, Dong Ren & Yongjun Wang, Elsevier (Petroleum Industry Press, Gulf Professional Publishing) 2019, 1066 pp. Pbk.
  • Volatiles in the Martian Crust, by Justin Filiberto & Susanne P. Schwenzer (eds) Elsevier 2018, 426 pp. pbk.
  • Plant Flow Measurement and Control Handbook: Fluid, Solid, Slurry and Multiphase Flow, by Swapan Basu, Elsevier Academic Press 2018, 1288 pp. hbk.
  • Subseismic-scale Reservoir Deformation, by M. Ashton, S. J. Dee & O.P. Wennberg (eds), Geological Society of London SP459 2018, 216 pp. hbk.