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New GSL publications

SP508
Special Publications 508
Geoethics: Status and Future Perspectives
Memoir 55 Volcanism in Antarctica
Memoir 55
Volcanism in Antarctica: 200 Million Years of Subduction, Rifting and Continental Break-up
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Special Publication 506
Celebrating 100 Years of Female Fellowship of the Geological Society: Discovering Forgotten Histories
Cover SP504 The Basins, Orogens and Evolution of the Southern Gulf of Mexico and Northern Caribbean
Special Publication 504
The Basins, Orogens and Evolution of the Southern Gulf of Mexico and Northern Caribbean
Pannotia to Pangaea: Neoproterozoic and Paleozoic Orogenic Cycles in the Circum-Atlantic Region Special Publication 503
Pannotia to Pangaea: Neoproterozoic and Paleozoic Orogenic Cycles in the Circum-Atlantic Region

SP501 Characterization of Modern and Historical Seismic–Tsunamic Events, and Their Global–Societal Impacts
Special Publications 501
Characterization of Modern and Historical Seismic–Tsunamic Events, and Their Global–Societal Impacts

Archean Granitoids of India: Windows into Early Earth Tectonics
Special Publication 489
Archean Granitoids of India: Windows into Early Earth Tectonics
M0054 The Geology and Tectonics of the Jabal Akhdar and Saih Hatat Domes, Oman Mountains
Memoir 54
The Geology and Tectonics of the Jabal Akhdar and Saih Hatat Domes, Oman Mountains


New and recent publications
                       

Forthcoming publications


General Interest

Hutton's Arse: 3 billion years of extraordinary geology in Scotland's Northern Highlands (2nd edition)
Hutton's Arse: 3 billion years of extraordinary geology in Scotland's Northern Highlands (2nd edition)
This is modern science wrapped up in good writing and humour: a rare combination.
Drawing Geological Structures
Drawing Geological Structures
... provides a thorough, step-by-step practical guide to the art of geological drawing.
Gemstones
Gemstones
From Amber to Rubellite, discover over 130 varieties of cut and uncut stones, organic gemstones and precious metals.  

Measures for Measure: Geology and the Industrial Revolution
Measures for Measure: Geology and the Industrial Revolution
... will appeal to all with an interest in the industrial history of Great Britain and its impact on the landscape, economy, social history and culture of the island.
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River Planet: Rivers from Deep Time to the Modern Crisis
Introduces readers to the epic geological history of the world’s rivers, from the first drop of rain on the Earth to the modern environmental crisis.
Breakthroughs in Geology: Ideas that transformed earth science
Breakthroughs in Geology: Ideas that transformed earth science
Of instant appeal to geologists and other earth scientists interested in how their science evolved over time by means of a number of revolutionary ideas ...
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, a thoroughly revised fourth edition.
The Enlightened Mr Parkinson hardback
The Enlightened Mr. Parkinson: The Pioneering Life of a Forgotten English Surgeon 
The first scientific study of fossils in English, which led to fossil-hunting becoming the nation’s latest craze. Special offer price (while stocks last)
The Making of Europe: A geological journey
The Making of Europe: A geological history
Copiously illustrated in colour, this book will educate and inform all those who are interested in European geology.

Mountains: The origins of the Earth’s mountain systems
This title is aimed at those with an interest in mountains and in developing an understanding of the geological processes that create them.
GeoBritannica
GeoBritannica: Geological landscapes and the British peoples
This is a book for those wanting to develop a better understanding of Britain and to develop their love and understanding of the island which we inhabit.
Abyss of Time
The Abyss of Time: A study in geological time and Earth history
... written for environmentalists and policy-makers who wish to better place their concerns and decisions in proper context but, above all, it is a book that offers to share a geologist’s appreciation of time with the widest possible audience.




   

Volcanology, Mineralogy and Hydrogeology

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 2nd edition front cover
Introducing Volcanology: A Guide to Hot Rocks (2nd edition)
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.
Nature Guide Rocks and Minerals
Nature Guide Rocks and Minerals (DK)
Including a detailed introduction on identifying and classifying minerals and clear sections on each type of rock and mineral, this is an ideal identification guide. 

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.

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.
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Introducing Hydrogeology
... will appeal to the non-scientist interested in learning more about this important topic.
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. 
Vesuvius - a biography
Vesuvius - a biography
This is a complete history of the relationship between one of the most dangerous volcanoes in the world and the many people who live perilously close to it.
Volcanoes and the Making of Scotland 2nd ed
Volcanoes and the Making of Scotland, 2nd edition
... extensively illustrated with maps, sketches, cross-sections and photographs and relates what can currently be seen in the worn-down remains of Scotland's old volcanoes to active analogues around the world. 
   

Fossils and Dinosaurs

Fossils (Discover Dorset series)
Few places in the British Isles are as rich in fossils as Dorset, and the county is internationally famous as the source of some of the finest and rarest fossils in the world.
The Fossil Woman: A Life of Mary Anning
The Fossil Woman: A Life of Mary Anning
A fully illustrated biography of Mary Anning, drawing on recent research into her life and times, and achievements of a woman who is finally gaining the recognition she merits.
Introducing Palaeontology 2nd edition front cover
Introducing Palaeontology: A guide to ancient life
Revised, updated and expanded 2nd edition. Provides readers with a concise and accessible introduction to the science of palaeontology.
Hands on Palaeontology front cover
Hand-On Palaeontology: A practical manual
Organised in 52 chapters; each chapter focusses on one aspect of palaeontology as viewed with a geologist’s trained eye. 
Beyond Extinction
Beyond Extinction, The Eternal Ocean: Climate change & the continuity of life
Beautifully illustrated, this book celebrates the continuity of ocean life. 
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Nautilus
Nautilus, Beautiful Survivor: 500 million years of evolutionary history 
This book celebrates the long history of Nautilus, its role in human culture and the realities of it's life today. 
Trilobites of the World




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

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Trilobites, Dinosaurs and Mammoths: An introduction to the prehistory of the British Isles
With colourful illustrations, a whistle-stop tour through millions of years of Earth history.

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.

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. 

Fossils of the Whitby Coast

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

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Fossils of the Jurassic Coast
A must for anyone interested in the Jurassic Coast, in fossils or in the development of life on earth.

Regional Geology and Guide Books

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. 
Scotland's Mountain Landscapes: a geomorphological perspective Scotland's Mountain Landscapes: a geomorphological perspective
Written in clear non-technical language and abundantly illustrated, an essential guide to landforms in the mountains of Scotland.
World of Geology
World of Geology: Travels to Rocky Places
A grand tour across the surface of our planet, taking in as many as possible of our most spectacular and most fascinating sites. The whole book is perhaps best viewed as a glorious journey of discovery.
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.
Geology of Oxfordshire
Geology of Oxfordshire
Oxfordshire’s geology is as fascinating as any in the British Isles, this book is an up to date illustrated account of its known geological past.
Geology (Discover Dorset series)
Geology (Discover Dorset series)
Dorset’s geology is amongst the most remarkable in the British Isles. This is an up-to-date illustrated account of the 200 million years that comprise its known geological past.
Geology of Ireland A Field Guide
Geology of Ireland: A Field Guide
Seventeen field areas are described, showing how to venture into the field to explore the classic sites of Irish geology.
 
   
Iceland, 2nd edition
Iceland, 2nd edition
This book will interest all who are seeking a deeper understanding of what makes Iceland so unique.
Iceland Field Guide
Iceland: The Formation and Evolution of a Volcanic Island (GSA field guide)
This field trip guide contains an introduction to the geology of Iceland and an itinerary for a 10-day journey around the island
Iceland
Iceland (GA Guide)
Based on a series of visits to Iceland organised by Birkbeck College (University of London).
   

The 'Geology of' series

Geology of Japan paperback
Geology of Central Europe paperback set 
Spain
Thailand       
Chile

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Geologists' Association titles

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. View all GA Guides

 Geology of the Dorset Coast
 Geology of the South Devon Coast
 Yorkshire Coast 4th edition
Tenerife, Canary Islands A Pocket Guide to the London Clay exposed on the north shore of the Isle of Sheppey, Kent
 Dorset Coast
 South Devon Coast
 Yorkshire Coast 
Tenerife Isle of Sheppey, Kent

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

Rite in the Rain geological notebook with GSL logo
Rite in the Rain Geological Field book
Side Hard Bound, No. 540F (12x19cm) with GSL logo
Universal Notebook, Top Spiral Bound, No. 146, 10x15cm (yellow)
Rite in the Rain Universal Notebook
Top Spiral Bound, No. 146, 10x15cm (yellow)
Notebook, Side Spiral Bound, No. 973T, 11.7x17.8cm (tan)
Rite in the Rain Notebook
Side Spiral Bound, No. 973T, 11.7x17.8cm (tan cover)

Rite in the Rain Pocket Notebook, Top Spiral Bound, No. 935, 7.6x12.7cm (tan cover)
Rite in the Rain Pocket Notebook
Top Spiral Bound, No. 935, 7.6x12.7cm (tan cover)
Universal Notebook, Top Spiral Bound, No. 169, 15x23cm (yellow)
Rite in the Rain Universal Notebook
Top Spiral Bound, No. 169, 15x23cm (yellow)
Universal Field-Flex Notebook, Side Bound, No. 374-MX, 21.5x26cm (yellow)
Rite in the Rain Universal Field-Flex Notebook
Side Bound, No. 374-MX, 21.5x26cm (yellow)

Women in Geology

The Fossil Woman: A Life of Mary Anning
The Fossil Woman: A Life of Mary Anning
Described as ‘the greatest fossilist the world ever knew’, a fully illustrated biography of Mary Anning. A fresh and often surprising look at the achievements of a woman who is finally gaining the recognition she merits.
Front cover of Celebrating 100 Years of Female Fellowship of the Geological Society: Discovering Forgotten Histories
Celebrating 100 Years of Female Fellowship of the Geological Society: Discovering Forgotten Histories
... presents the often untold stories of pioneering women geoscientists from across the world who navigated male-dominated academia and learned societies.

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. (Second printing)

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. 
Anomalies revised 2018 edition
Anomalies - Pioneering Women in Petroleum Geology: 1917-2017
A celebration of individual courage, tenacity, and professionalism as well as a timely reminder of our past, when male-dominated professions excluded women.
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. Introductory offer price.

William Smith Map Prints and related titles

William Smith's Fossils Reunited
William Smith's Fossils Reunited
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.
Front cover STRATA: William Smith’s Geological Maps
STRATA: William Smith’s Geological Maps
This sumptuous and comprehensive evaluation showcases William Smith’s 1815 hand-coloured map ... and illustrates the story of his career, from apprentice to fossil collector and from his 1799 geological map of Bath and table of strata to his detailed stratigraphical county maps.
William Smith 1815 Geological Map GSL reproduction
William Smith 1815 Geological Map of England and Wales with part of Scotland
An A2 size map print reproduced by the Geological Society of London from an original of William Smith's famous 1815 geological map  rediscovered in its archives in 2015.
William Smith map & memoir
William Smith 1815 Geological Map of England and Wales with part of Scotland (folded)

Reproduction published by BGS/NERC

William Smith Cross Sections 1819
William Smith's Cross Sections, 1819 (wallchart)
A poster with 5 famous cross sections reproduced in their original exquisite colours.
Includes parts of Norfolk, Suffolk, Hampshire, Wiltshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Sussex, Dorset and Somerset.

Geological Map of GB
Geological Map of Great Britain, Bicentennial edition in the style of William Smith (folded)
This map commemorates the 200th anniversary of the publication of the first geological map of Britain, by William Smith (1769-1839).
Published by BGS/NERC
The map that changed the World The Map That Changed the World
Simon Winchester tells the fascinating story of 'Strata' Smith, a man who crossed boundaries of class, wealth and science, to produce a map that fundamentally changed the way we view the world.
Map Exploring the World
Map: Exploring the World
This wonderfully illustrated map book contains maps that represent over 5,000 years of cartographic innovation drawing on a range of cultures and traditions.

Geological Map of Huntingdonshire
The William Smith county maps 
Choose from individual prints of 20 counties originally published between 1819 & 1824, and other William Smith related titles.  
You can also order prints in various sizes from the Society Picture Library
 


Introducing Earth Sciences

Introducing Geology 3rd edition
Introducing Geology: A Guide to the World of Rocks, 3rd edition
Graham 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.

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Geological Society Staff Authors/Editors

Amy Ball (former Acting Head of Education) and Florence Bullough (Head of Policy & Engagement)

Rocking Book of Rocks, The
The Rocking Book of Rocks: An illustrated guide to everything rocks, gems and minerals
Learn everything you ever wanted to know about rocks and minerals in this stunning book. With out-of-this-world artwork from Anna Alanko and expert content written by two geologists, this is the book all rock-crazy kids need.

Michael McKimm (Burlington House Library) 

Fossil Sunshine
Fossil Sunshine  
By Michael McKimm
Fossil Sunshine is 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
200 years after the publication of the first geological map of an entire country, this groundbreaking anthology collects new work by over thirty poets inspired by William Smith, his revolutionary map, and the foundation of a science.

Ted Nield (former Editor of Geoscientist

Underlands paperback
Underlands: A Journey Through Britain's Lost Landscape

Available in Hardback or Paperback.
The hardback is 50% off RRP. Limited quantities available.

Supercontinent Supercontinent: Ten Billion Years in the Life of Our Planet
Ted Nield's book tells the astounding story of how that science emerged (often in the face of fierce opposition), and how scientists today are using the most modern techniques to draw information out of the oldest rocks on Earth
Incoming
Incoming! Or, why we should stop worrying and learn to love the meteorite
Interpreted as omens of doom or objects of power, Meteorites have been the stuff of legend throughout human history. Featuring a wealth of fascinating characters and great discoveries, Incoming! takes a fresh look at our falling skies.