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Books from the BGS and other publishers on a wide range of earth science topics.

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1 A geological excursion guide to the North-West Highlands of Scotland [Book]

Published by National Museums of Scotland [Book]

Author Goodenought, K. & Krabbendam, M. Collation 210 x 145; 215p
Format Book ISBN 1905267533
Year Published 2011  

2 A geological field guide to the Costa Blanca, Spain (Geologists' Association Guide) [Book]

A short guide to the geology of the Costa Blanca. Illustrated with line drawings and maps. [Book]

Author Moseley, F Collation 210 x 148 mm, 79p
Format Book ISBN 070730590X
Year Published 1990  

3 A geological field guide to the Island of Bute (Geologists' Association Guide 51) [Book]

A concise guide to the geology of Iceland. Illustrated with maps and line drawings. [Book]

Author Hill, J Collation 210 x 145 mm, 95p
Format Book ISBN 0900717521
Year Published 1994  

4 A history of the British Geological Survey 1990-1997 [Book]

This report was written as part of the 1997 Science and Management Audit. In 1990, the recommendations of the Butler review were being implemented, and in mid-1990 a further review was undertaken to consider new business opportunities. …more…

Author Cook P J Format Book
ISBN XWQ/98/1 Year Published 1998

5 A story through time - the formation of the scenic landscapes of Ireland (North). Landscapes from stone [Book]

Author Mc Keever, P.J. Collation 100pp. ill.
Format Book ISBN 1899702237
Year Published 1999  

6 Ancient frontiers. A geological guide to the Hadrian's Wall area. [Book]

Ancient Frontiers is a popular science and nature guide, telling the intriguing story of the geology and landscape of the Hardrian's Wall area and its influence on life and work through the ages.
Easy to read and packed with photos, maps illustrations and information, the book is a guided tour of the best spots in Hadrian's Wall area to help you see and make sense of the impact of nature on human history.. …more…

Format Book ISBN 0852725418
Year Published 2006  

7 Bath stone quarries

The incentive for writing this book was the realisation that a facet of Britain's undustrial heritage, which has survived for more than two hundred years, was at increasing risk of becomin lost forever. For over two centuries the underground stone quarries beneath the hills surrounding Bath and beneath fields of north-west Wiltshire produced the best stone in the world. Since the First World War, however, the industry has been in gradual decline and over the last eighty years or so all but a handfull of these quarries have ceased production. Unseen by the public eye, out of sight and out of mind, these subterranean workings, one hundred feet below ground and spreading out beneath a thousand acres of farmland, lay preserved much as they were on the day they were closed. A fascinating insight into this almost lost industry

Author Hawkins, D ISBN 9780956440549
Year Published 2011  

8 British fossils (Shire Books) [Booklet]

A5 sized guide to British fossils published by Shire Books in their popular series. [Booklet]

Format Booklet ISBN 0747806861
Year Published 2011  

9 Critical metals handbook (20% off normal list price of £90)

Mankind is using a greater variety of metals in greater quantities than ever before. As a result there is increasing global concern over the long–term availability of secure and adequate supplies of the metals needed by society. Critical metals, which are those of growing economic importance that might be susceptible to future scarcity, are a particular worry. For many of these we have little information on how they are concentrated in the Earth’s crust, how to extract them from their ores, and how to use, recycle and dispose of them effectively and safely. Published with the British Geological Survey, the Critical Metals Handbook brings together a wealth of knowledge on critical metals and provides a foundation for improving the future security and sustainability of critical metal supplies. Written by international experts, it provides a unique source of authoritative information on diverse aspects of the critical metals, including geology, deposits, processing, applications, recycling, environmental issues and markets. It is aimed at a broad non–specialist audience, including professionals and academics working in the exploration and mining sectors, in mining finance and investment, and in mineral processing and manufacturing. It will also be a valuable reference for policy makers concerned with resource management, land–use planning, eco–efficiency, recycling and related fields. Gus Gunn is a principal research scientist at the British Geological Survey in Nottingham, UK. He has spent his entire career, starting in 1975, working in mineral exploration and mineral deposits research. Since 2009 his main focus has been on critical metals and on the development of strategies to ensure their long–term security of supply.

Author Gunn, Gus ISBN 9780470671719
Year Published 2014  

10 Devon's non-metal mines

In this superbly illustrated book the reader is taken on a gentle journey through Devon to discover the fascinating non-metal mines of the county. They include the Penn Recca slate mine near Buckfastleigh in south Devon, the Culm mines of north Devon and the Whetstone mines of the blackdown hills in east Devon , the Beer Stome mines, also in east Devon, the ball clay mines of south and north Devon and the lignite (brown coal) mines of Bovey Tracey, south Devon. The book explores the mines and their history, the methods used by the miners, and something about the miners and their lives. The journey spans 2000 years from the time when the Romans tunnelled into the hills near Beer for Beer Stone to when the last ball clay mine closed in 1999. These 2,000 years of mining history, although long by human standards, seem insignificant when the time span represented by the deposits that were being mined is considered. The formations exploited range in age from the slates of Penn Recca, around 360 million years old, to the 30 million year old lignites of Bovey Tracey. The reader is taken on a parallel journey into deep geological time to discover how these rocks came into being, and what the world was like when they formed many millions of years ago. The book will appeal to readers with an interest in mines and mining, industrial archaeology, geology, history, and landscape, or who just like a good story about some fascinating episodes in the development of the industrial history of Devon

Author Edwards, R A ISBN 9780857041180
Year Published 2011  

11 Eastern and Central Jamaica (Geologists' Association Guide 53) [Book]

A concise guide to the geology of Eastern and Central Jamaica. Illustrated with black and white photographs, maps and line drawings. [Book]

Author Donovan, S Collation 210 x 145 mm, 62p
Format Book ISBN 0900717777
Year Published 1995  

12 Geological field techniques (Oxford University Press)

An up-to-date publication on geological field techniques on the market, this title covers the broad spectrum of tasks completed during geological field work. Geological Field Techniques shows how to make geological field observations and collect primary geological data rather than teaching model-driven data collection.

Author Coe, Angela ISBN 9781444330625
Year Published 2011  

13 Geological walk around Bradgate Park and Swithland Wood [Booklet]

This booklet decribes two walks in rural Leicestershire and gives an overview of how the landscape we see today was formed through time. Aimed at the interested amateur, this full-colour booklet describes the geology to be seen on a circular walk through Bradgate Park and within Swithland Wood and Slate Pits. Snippets of local history are included, as is some information on local flora and fauna. This pocket-sized guide will be an informative and friendly companion on these walks. …more…

Author McGrath, Annette Format Booklet
ISBN 0852724861 Year Published 2004

14 Geological walk around Cliffe Hill Quarry [Booklet]

This booklet decribes walks around Cliffe Hill Quarry, Billa Barra Hill and in Markfield in Leicestershire and gives an overview of how the landscape we see today was formed through time. Aimed at the interested amateur, this full-colour booklet describes nearly 600 milion years of geological history - and 110 years of quarrying history. Snippets of local history are included, as is some information on local flora and fauna. This pocket-sized guide will be an informative and friendly companion on these walks. …more…

Author McGrath, Annette Format Booklet
ISBN 0852724853 Year Published 2004

15 Geological walks in south Buckinghamshire [Booklet]

Author Eyers, J Collation 48pp A5
Format Booklet ISBN 9781904898115
Year Published 1998  

16 Geology for Dummies

Get a rock-solid grasp on geology Geology is the study of the earth's history as well as the physical and chemical processes that continue to shape the earth today. Jobs in the geosciences are expected to increase over the next decade, which will increase geology-related jobs well above average projection for all occupations in the coming years. Geology For Dummies is the most accessible book on the market for anyone who needs to get a handle on the subject, whether you're looking to supplement classroom learning or are simply interested in earth sciences. Presented in a straightforward, trusted format, it features a thorough introduction to the study of the earth, its materials, and its processes. Tracks to a typical college-level introductory geology course An 8-page color insert includes photos of rocks, minerals, and geologic marvels Covers geological processes; rock records and geologic times; matter, minerals, and rock; and more Geology For Dummies is an excellent classroom supplement for all students who enroll in introductory geology courses, from geology majors to those who choose earth science courses as electives

Author Spooner, A M ISBN 9781118021521
Year Published 2011  

17 Geology for our diverse economy (BGS) [Book]

Report of the [BGS] Programme Development Group for Onshore Geological Surveys - a user questionnaire evaluation needs of BGS ciustomers for geoscience information. [Book]

Author Walton, G. & Lee, M.K. Format Book
ISBN 0852723865 Year Published 2001

18 Geology of the Western Front 1914-1918 (Geologists' Association Guide 61) [Book]

A concise guide to the 'military geology' of northern France and Belgium. Illustrated with black and white photographs, maps and line drawings. [Book]

Author Doyle, P Collation 210 x 145 mm,
Format Book ISBN 0900717599
Year Published 2000  

19 Introducing Volcanology - a guide to hot rocks (Dunedin Press)

Volcanoes have an endless fascination. Their eruptions are a regular reminder of the power of nature and our vulnerability to this raw geological phenomenon, however volcanic activity, and its plumbing from beneath, is an essential element of the forces that shaped and constantly reshape our planet. Dougal Jerram answers the questions: What are volcanoes? What other volcanic activity is there? How do volcanoes relate to plate tectonics and the movement of continents? What are eruptions and why do they occur

Author JERRAM, D ISBN 9781906716226
Year Published 2012  

20 Introducing geology - a guide to the world of rocks (Second edition) - Dunedin Press

Our world is made of rock. Although much of the Earth's surface is covered by vegetation, concrete or water, if one digs down far enough solid rock will always be found. Those who live in a landscape where rock outcrops are obvious will have wondered about the kind of rocks they are looking at and how they came to be where they are now. This introductory book explains in simple terms what geology can tell us about the world.

Author Park, G. ISBN 9781906716219
Year Published 2010  

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