Geological books and guides

Geological books and guides

The BGS publishes a wide range of books and guides on geological topics, ranging from detailed descriptions of local geology to the geological overview of the UK's regions. These books are aimed at a variety of readerships; keen amateurs, students, and professionals.



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Classical Areas

Descriptions of the geology of parts of Britain which are of special geological interest.

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Earth Science Books

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

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Geological Memoirs & Brief Sheet Explanations

Geological memoirs are usually available to accompany each of the 1:50 000 series (and the earlier one-inch series) geological map sheets.

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Offshore Regional Reports

These reports describe the offshore geology of the United Kingdom and complement the regional geology guides which cover the onshore areas.

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British Regional Geology Guides

Regional Geology guides provide an overview of the geology of individual regions of the United Kingdom.

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Stratigraphy and Structural Maps and Atlases

Publications which provide information on major structural features and stratigraphical correlations in and around the United Kingdom.