Education and leisure

Education and leisure

The BGS publishes its own range of non-specialist books, guides and posters on geology and related themes under the Earthwise™ trademark.

These products include books, maps, posters and related products that will be of interest to students, vocational and non-vocational geologists, walkers and readers interested in the geology, scenery, rocks, minerals and fossils of the UK.


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Earthwise™ Books

The Earthwise™ books cover a range of topics from the influence of geology on the taste of a good single malt, to the causes and effects of earthquakes.

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Posters and gifts

A selection of Geological and scientific posters and gifts are available that illustrate geology in a popular, non-scientific way.

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Historical Maps and Books

This section includes reproductions of several historic maps, by William Smith and James MacCulloch, plus books on related topics.

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Earthwise™ Holiday Geology Guides and Maps

These concise guidecards provide a wealth of information on the geology of many popular tourist areas of England, ranging from heritage coasts to London’s historic buildings.

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Scottish Natural Heritage Books and Guides

Scottish Natural Heritage in association with the BGS have produced a range of booklets on the geology and landscape of several important tourist regions of Scotland.