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For reviewers:

Titles available for review are advertised below. If you are a Fellow of the Society and would like to review one of them for us, please write to the Editor. You will be invited to keep the book in return for your efforts.

Geoscientist reviews are all 400 words long.

(Please note that titles advertised for review are not available from the Publishing House - unless otherwise stated.)

For publishers:

Geoscientist has a monthly circulation of c.12,000 copies, and is circulated exclusively to qualified professional Earth scientists worldwide, as well as Friends of the Society who are amateurs with an interest but no degree qualification in Earth sciences. If you want your book reviewed before this highly targeted readership, please send a review copy to:

Dr Ted Nield, Editor, Geoscientist, The Geological Society of London, Burlington House, Piccadilly, LONDON W1J 0BG.

Books currently available for review by Fellows

(Fellows of the Society only please!)

  • NEW! Strictly (Mining) Boardroom - a practitioner's guide for next-generation directors by Allan Trench and john Sykes 294pp, sbk
  • NEW! Storm, Nature and Culture by John Withington.  190 pp sbk
  • NEW! Mountain, Nature and Culture by Veronica della Dora.  264pp sbp
  • NEW! Ladders to Heaven - how fig trees chaped our history, fed our imaginations and can enrich our future by Mike Shanahan. Unbound Press, 2016.  203pp, hbk.
  • NEW! Transform Margins - development, controls and petroleum systems by Nemcok et al., (eds.)  2016 Geol Soc Spec Pub #431 385pp hbk
  • NEW! Magmatic Rifting and Active Volcanism by Wright et al. (eds.)  2016 Geol Soc Spec pub #420, 374pp, hbk
  • NEW! Quaternary Environmental Change in S. Africa - physical and human dimensions by Knight et al (eds).  2016 CUP 436pp (hbk)
  • NEW! Glaciovolcanism on Earth & Mars - products, processes and palaeoenvironmental significance by Smellie & Edwards 2016 483pp (hbk)
  • NEW! The man who built the Sierra Club - a life of David Brower by Robert Wyss.  Columbia UP 2016 410pp, hbk
  • Palaeomagnetism in fold and thrust belts - new perspectives Edited by Pueyo et al.  2016 Geological Society Special Publication #424. hbk
  • River-dominated shelf sediments of East Asian seas. Edited by Clift et al.  2016 Geological Society Special Publication #429. hbk
  • Sensing & Monitoring Technologies for Mines and Hazardous Areas by Chaulya & Prasad.  2016 Elsevier 403pp, sbk.
  • Ecological Climatology - concepts & Applications by Gordon Bonan (3rd Edn) 2016 CUP 692pp Hbk
  • Arthur Smith Woodward - his life and influence on modern vertebrate palaeontology by Johanson Z. et al. (Eds) Geological Society of London 2016 Spec Pub #430 362pp (hbk)
  • Stochastic Analysts of Scaling Time Series - from turbulence theory to applications by Schmitt FG and Huang Y.  Cambridge UP 2016 204pp hbk
  • Volcanic Geology of Sao Miguel Island (Azores Archipelago) by Gaspar et al (Eds) Geological Society Memoir #44, 2015 hbk 309pp
  • Applied Thermodynamics for Meteorologists, by Sam Miller.  2015. Cambridge University Press 285pp, hbk
  • Energy, the subtle concept – the discovery of Feynman’s blocks from Leibniz to Einstein by Jennifer Coopersmith (revised) 2015 Oxford University press 422pp, sbk.
  • Precession, Nutation and Wobble of the Earth by Dehant and Mathews 2015.  Cambridge University Press, 536pp, hbk.
  • From Somerset to the Pyrenees - in the steps of William Arthur Jones, Geologist and Antiquary  by David Rabson.  Somerset Archaeological and Natural History Society 2015109pp, sbk.
  • Geodynamic Processes in the Andes of Central Chile and Argentina by Sepulveda et al. Geological Society Special Publication #399
  • Fundamental Controls on Fluid Flow in Carbonates by Agar et al., Geological Society Special Publication #406
  • The Use of Palaeomagnetism and Rock Magnetism to Understand Volcanic Processes by Ort et al. Geological Society of London Special Publication #396
  • A Memoir to the Map & Delineation of the Strata of England & Wales with part of Scotland by William Smith.  Facsimile edition, British Geological Survey 52pp sbk
  • Experiments in Reduced Gravity - sediment settling on Mars by Nicholas Kuhn 2015 Elsevier166pp sbk
  • Aquatic Organic Matter Fluorescence, Ed by Paula Coble et al., 2014 Cambridge UP
  • Tectonic Evolution of the Oman Mountains (SP392) by Rollinson et al., 2014 Geological Society of London 471pp hbk
  • Suffering the fire 2014 Barry Hotson.  Cillian Press, 246pp sbk.  A novel based on first hand experience of the Flixborough Disaster, when an oil refinery blew up causing many deaths - including that of the author's father - in 1974.
  • Formation, Detection & Characterization of Extrasolar Habitable Planets 2014 Nader Haghighipour (ed) IAU (CUP) 463pp hbk
  • The Finite-Difference Modelling of Earthquake Motions - Waves and Ruptures 2014 by Peter Moczo et al., Cambridge University Press 365pp hbk