For the period covered by this site, (1835–1905) the BGS was known by its former name, the Geological Survey of Great Britain and Ireland, and its remit covered the whole of the British Isles.
This conveniently coincides with the period when the entire mapping output at the basic scale of 1:63 360 or one inch to one mile was produced as engraved sheets that were then hand-coloured, prior to the widespread introduction of colour printing c.1900.
This 2012 geologic time scale is an enhanced, improved and expanded version of the GTS2004, including chapters on planetary scales, the Cryogenian-Ediacaran periods/systems, a prehistory scale of human development, a survey of sequence stratigraphy, and an extensive compilation of stable-isotope chemostratigraphy.
Total of 1579 pages
This department now includes a variety of geological books and maps from other publishers, ranging from fossil guides to field manuals, many at special prices.
Large-scale geological mapping designed for professional use. Maps are either 'Bedrock' (Solid), 'Superficial Deposits' (Drift) or 'Composite' (Bedrock & Superficial or Solid & Drift).
In the Reception area of the Keyworth site you will find the Geology Shop, which sells a range of minerals, fossils, jewellery, field equipment, non-BGS books concerning geology, Ordnance Survey maps for England and Wales, in addition to BGS publications.
Open Monday–Friday : 08:30–17:00