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A range of gifts

New GSL Publications

Paleozoic–Mesozoic Geology of South Island, New Zealand Subduction-related Processes Adjacent to SE Gondwana

HP-UHP Metamorphism and the Tectonic Evolution of Orogenic Belts

Metamorphic Geology: Microscale to Mountain Belts

Glaciated Margins: The Sedimentary and Geophysical Archive

New and recent publications                       

Forthcoming publications

General Interest

The Pebbles on the Beach
The Pebbles on the Beach: A Spotter's Guide (2018)
A spirited guide to the simple pleasure of pebble spotting. A handy illustrated guide to identifying pebbles is included.
Drawing Geological Structures
Drawing Geological Structures
Drawing Geological Structures provides a thorough, step-by-step practical guide to the art of geological drawing.
From Amber to Rubellite, discover over 130 varieties of cut and uncut stones, organic gemstones and precious metals.
Field Hydrogeology 4th ed
Field Hydrogeology, 4th Edition 
Fully revised edition in order to present the most up-to-date and comprehensive guide to completing a hydrogeological study.
Waking the Giant

Waking the Giant:
How a changing climate triggers earthquakes, tsunamis, and volcanoes
Sedimentary Structures 4th edition
Sedimentary Structures, 4th edition
Enhanced with colour photographs and illustrations, this thoroughly revised fourth edition of Sedimentary Structures enhances its status as a major textbook in geology.

Volcanology and Mineralogy

Volcano and Earthquake DK Eyewitness
Volcano and Earthquake (DK Eyewitness)
Eyewitness Volcano and Earthquake is packed with scary and fascinating facts and stunning photography and illustrations, includes a fact-filled wall chart.
Introducing Volcanology
Introducing Volcanology: A Guide to Hot Rocks
A concise and accessible introduction to the science of hot rocks for those with an adult curiosity and for those contemplating a course of formal study.
Italian Volcanoes
Italian Volcanoes
This guide is ideal for all geologists and visitors to Italy who have been captivated by some of the world's most spectacular volcanoes.
Volcanoes of Europe, 2nd ed paperback
Volcanoes of Europe, Second edition (paperback)
Revised and updated edition, presents the volcanoes of Europe, as they are today and how they have shaped our past.
Nature Guide Rocks and Minerals
Nature Guide Rocks and Minerals (DK)
With a detailed introduction on identifying and classifying minerals and clear sections on each type of rock and mineral, this is an ideal identification guide.
Rock and mineral DK Eyewitness
Rock and Mineral (DK Eyewitness)
Eyewitness Rock and Mineral is a comprehensive and visually stunning introduction into the subject.
Introducing Mineralogy
Introducing Mineralogy
This book is aimed at students embarking on courses in the Earth Sciences and at the amateur collector who wants to find out more.
An Introduction to the Rock-Forming Minerals, 3rd edition
An Introduction to the Rock-Forming Minerals, 3rd edition
A useful condensed version of the very extensive treatment presented in the volumes of the ‘Rock-Forming Minerals’, second edition.

Fossils and Dinosaurs

Trilobites of the World
Trilobites of the World: An atlas of 1000 photographs
Trilobites of the World features almost 700 species, illustrated by 1,000 colour photographs.
Trilobites of the British Isles
Trilobites of the British Isles
Trilobites of the British Isles is the first illustrated modern overview of the trilobite faunas of Great Britain and the Irish Republic.

Dinosaurs of the British Isles

Dinosaurs of the British Isles 
This book is truly unique, providing the first comprehensive account on the dinosaurs of the entire British Isles.

Fossils of the Whitby Coast

Fossils of the Whitby Coast: A Photographic Guide 
Take a step back in time at Whitby and see what animals once thrived here during the Jurassic Period.

Fossil DK Eyewitness

Fossil (DK Eyewitness) 
Explore the history of life on Earth through every type of fossil.

Fossils DK Handbook

Fossils (DK Handbook) 
Perfect for fossil lovers - a comprehensive guide for collectors.

Nautilus front cover

Nautilus, Beautiful Survivor: 
500 million years of evolutionary history

Fossils of the Jurassic Coast cover

Fossils of the Jurassic Coast 
A must for anyone interested in the Jurassic Coast, in fossils or in the development of life on earth.
Trilobites, Dinosaurs and Mammoths cover image
Trilobites, Dinosaurs and Mammoths sample pages
Trilobites, Dinosaurs and Mammoths: An introduction to the prehistory of the British Isles

Regional Geology and Guide Books

A Geological Excursion Guide to the Stirling and Perth Area  A Geological Excursion Guide to the Stirling and Perth Area 
The eighteen excursions in this book guide the reader to the best geology that this region has to offer. 
The Making of a Land - Geology of Norway
The Making of a Land - Geology of Norway
This book displays the treasures of Norwegian geology, lavishly illustrated with photographs and maps from all over the country.

Field Guide to the Geology of Northeastern Oman
Field Guide to the Geology of Northeastern Oman
This field guide is aimed at geologists and travelers exploring the beauty and significance of Oman geology.
Iceland, 2nd edition
Iceland, 2nd edition 
This book will interest all who are seeking a deeper understanding of what makes Iceland so unique.


The 'Geology of' Guides

Geology of Japan paperback
Discover the Geological Society's ‘Geology of’ series, including Japan, Scotland, Spain, Thailand and Chile. 

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GA Guides

Geology of the South Devon Coast

The Geologists’ Association publishes a series of detailed, accessible and attractive field guides to both British and international sites of geological interest. The guides offer an excellent introduction to the geology of a particular area and are the perfect complement for a day trip or longer holiday.

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Dalradian of Scotland
The Geology of Watchet and its Neighbourhood, Somerset

Rite in the Rain 


The online bookshop stocks a range of notebooks from 'Rite in the Rain', including a Geological Society field book with the GSL logo.  

Each notebook is made up of a patented environmentally responsible, all-weather writing paper that sheds water.

View the range of notebooks

Women in Geology

Anomalies - Pioneering Women in Petroleum Geology:

A celebration of individual courage, tenacity, and professionalism as well as a timely reminder of our past, when male-dominated professions excluded women.
Women and Geology: Who are we, where are we going?
Women and Geology: Who are we, where have we come from, and where are we going? 
This volume highlights the progress of women in geology, including past struggles and how remarkable individuals were able to overcome them.

The Role of Women in the History of Geology
This book is a first as it unravels the diverse roles women have played in the history and development of geology as a science.
Rocks, Radio and Radar
Rocks Radio and Radar: The Extraordinary Scientific, Social and Military Life of Elizabeth Alexander
This unique story is a must-read for readers interested in scientific, social and military history during the WWII, historians of geology, radar, as well as scientific biographies.

William Smith Map Prints and related titles

William Smith's Fossils Reunited

William Smith's Fossils Reunited

With a Foreword by Sir David Attenborough, William Smith’s Fossils Reunited is intended both for the William Smith enthusiast and also for those with a more general interest in the work of this remarkable pioneering geologist.The fossil illustrations and maps in this exquisite volume are aesthetically pleasing in their own right and demonstrate the extraordinary skill of early nineteenth-century engravers and map makers. 

William Smith 1815 Geological Map GSL reproduction

William Smith 1815 Geological Map of England and Wales with part of Scotland

GSL reproduction, flat, A2:
BGS reproduction, folded, 127.6cm x 95.2cm: Also available as a set with the William Smith Memoir:
BGS Geological Map of Great Britain, bicentennial edition in the style of William Smith, folded, 125.7 x 94.8cm:

The William Smith county maps Geological Map of Berkshire

Choose from individual prints of 21 counties originally published between 1819 & 1824. 
View the range of county map prints and other William Smith related titles

Map: Exploring the World Map Exploring the World

Published by Phaidon, this wonderfully illustrated map book contains maps that represent over 5,000 years of cartographic innovation drawing on a range of cultures and traditions. Featuring some of the most influential mapmakers and institutions in history, including William Smith, Gerardus Mercator, Abraham Ortelius, Phyllis Pearson, Heinrich Berann, Bill Rankin, Ordnance Survey and Google Earth:

Introducing Earth Sciences

Introducing Geology: A Guide to the World of Rocks

Introducing Geology 3rd editionGraham Park’s introductory book has swiftly established itself as a key resource for those looking for a straightforward explanation of what geology tells us about the world. 

3rd edition 

2nd edition (on sale while stocks last)

Other titles in the series:

Introducing Stratigraphy New!
Introducing Sedimentology 
Introducing Mineralogy 
Introducing Tectonics, Rock Structures and Mountain Belts 
Introducing Palaeontology: A Guide to Ancient Life 
Introducing Volcanology: A Guide to Hot Rocks 
Introducing Oceanography
Introducing Geomorphology: A Guide to Landforms and Processes 
Introducing the Planets and Their Moons 
Introducing Natural Resources 
Introducing Sea Level Change
Introducing Metamorphism

Geological Society Staff Authors/Editors

Ted Nield (former Editor of Geoscientist)
Underlands paperback

Underlands: A Journey Through Britain's Lost Landscape (available in Hardback or Paperback). The hardback is currently on special offer for £10 each. Limited quantities available. 

Incoming! Or, why we should stop worrying and learn to love the meteorite 

Supercontinent: Ten Billion Years in the Life of Our Planet 

Michael McKimm (Burlington House Library) 

Fossil Sunshine    Fossil Sunshine By Michael McKimm

The poems collected in Fossil Sunshine are the result of Michael McKimm’s year long collaboration with earth scientists, in a project funded by Arts Council England.
MAP Poems After William Smith’s Geological Map of 1815
  Map: Poems After William Smith’s Geological Map of 1815

Edited by Michael McKimm

Anthology to celebrate two hundred years of the publication of William Smith's revolutionary map. The collection includes new work by over thirty poets inspired by William Smith, his revolutionary map, and the foundation of a science.

Geology of Japan hardback