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New GSL publications

Special Publication 496
Integrated Fault Seal Analysis

Geological Hazards in the UK: Their Occurrence, Monitoring and Mitigation
Engineering Geology Special Publication 29
Geological Hazards in the UK: Their Occurrence, Monitoring and Mitigation

New Caledonia: Geology, Geodynamic Evolution and Mineral Resources Memoir 51
New Caledonia: Geology, Geodynamic Evolution and Mineral Resources
Subaqueous Mass Movements and Their Consequences: Advances in Process Understanding, Monitoring and Hazard Assessments Special Publication 500 
Subaqueous Mass Movements and Their Consequences: Advances in Process Understanding, Monitoring and Hazard Assessments

Special Publication 498
Cretaceous Climate Events and Short-Term Sea-Level Changes

Special Publication 491 
Post-Archean Granitic Rocks: Petrogenetic Processes and Tectonic Environments

New and recent publications                       

Forthcoming publications

General Interest

The Pebbles on the Beach
The Pebbles on the Beach: A Spotter's Guide (2018)
A spirited guide to the simple pleasure of pebble spotting. A handy illustrated guide to identifying pebbles is included. 
Drawing Geological Structures
Drawing Geological Structures
Drawing Geological Structures provides a thorough, step-by-step practical guide to the art of geological drawing.
From Amber to Rubellite, discover over 130 varieties of cut and uncut stones, organic gemstones and precious metals.  

Field Hydrogeology 4th ed
Field Hydrogeology, 4th Edition 
Fully revised edition in order to present the most up-to-date and comprehensive guide to completing a hydrogeological study. 

Waking the Giant

Waking the Giant
How a changing climate triggers earthquakes, tsunamis, and volcanoes

Sedimentary Structures 4th edition
Sedimentary Structures, 4th edition
Enhanced with colour photographs and illustrations, a thoroughly revised fourth edition.
Hutton's Arse: 3 billion years of extraordinary geology in Scotland's Northern Highlands (2nd edition)
Hutton's Arse: 3 billion years of extraordinary geology in Scotland's Northern Highlands (2nd edition)
This is modern science wrapped up in good writing and humour: a rare combination.
The Enlightened Mr Parkinson hardback
The Enlightened Mr. Parkinson: The Pioneering Life of a Forgotten English Surgeon (hardback)
Parkinson wrote the first scientific study of fossils in English, which led to fossil-hunting becoming the nation’s latest craze.
Special offer price (while stocks last)

Volcanology and Mineralogy

Volcano and Earthquake DK Eyewitness
Volcano and Earthquake (DK Eyewitness)
Eyewitness Volcano and Earthquake is packed with scary and fascinating facts and stunning photography and illustrations, includes a fact-filled wall chart. 
Introducing Volcanology
Introducing Volcanology: A Guide to Hot Rocks
A concise and accessible introduction to the science of hot rocks for those with an adult curiosity and for those contemplating a course of formal study. 
Italian Volcanoes
Italian Volcanoes
This guide is ideal for all geologists and visitors to Italy who have been captivated by some of the world's most spectacular volcanoes.
Volcanoes of Europe, 2nd ed paperback
Volcanoes of Europe, Second edition (paperback)
Revised and updated edition, presents the volcanoes of Europe, as they are today and how they have shaped our past.

Nature Guide Rocks and Minerals
Nature Guide Rocks and Minerals (DK)
Including a detailed introduction on identifying and classifying minerals and clear sections on each type of rock and mineral, this is an ideal identification guide. 

Rock and mineral DK Eyewitness
Rock and Mineral (DK Eyewitness)
Eyewitness Rock and Mineral is a comprehensive and visually stunning introduction into the subject.  

Introducing Mineralogy
Introducing Mineralogy
This book is aimed at students embarking on courses in the Earth Sciences and at the amateur collector who wants to find out more.
An Introduction to the Rock-Forming Minerals, 3rd edition
An Introduction to the Rock-Forming Minerals, 3rd edition
A useful condensed version of the very extensive treatment presented in the volumes of the ‘Rock-Forming Minerals’, second edition. 

Fossils and Dinosaurs

Beyond Extinction
Beyond Extinction, The Eternal Ocean: Climate change & the continuity of life
Beautifully illustrated, this book celebrates the continuity of ocean life. 
Nautilus front cover
Nautilus, Beautiful Survivor: 500 million years of evolutionary history 
This book celebrates the long history of Nautilus, its role in human culture and the realities of it's life today. 
Trilobites of the World

Trilobites of the World: An atlas of 1000 photographs
Featuring almost 700 species... illustrated by 1000 colour photographs.
Trilobites of the British Isles
Trilobites of the British Isles
The first illustrated modern overview of the trilobite faunas of Great Britain and the Irish Republic. 

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Trilobites, Dinosaurs and Mammoths: An introduction to the prehistory of the British Isles
With colourful illustrations, a whistle-stop tour through millions of years of Earth history.

Dinosaurs of the British Isles

Dinosaurs of the British Isles
This book is truly unique, providing the first comprehensive account on the dinosaurs of the entire British Isles.

Fossil DK Eyewitness

Fossil (DK Eyewitness) 
Explore the history of life on Earth through every type of fossil. 

Fossils DK Handbook

Fossils (DK Handbook) 
Perfect for fossil lovers - a comprehensive guide for collectors. 

Fossils of the Whitby Coast

Fossils of the Whitby Coast: A Photographic Guide
Take a step back in time and see what animals once thrived in Whitby during the Jurassic Period.

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Fossils of the Jurassic Coast
A must for anyone interested in the Jurassic Coast, in fossils or in the development of life on earth.

Regional Geology and Guide Books

World of Geology

World of Geology: Travels to Rocky Places
A stunning compilation of photography showing a worldwide overview of the geological world.
The Making of a Land - Geology of Norway
The Making of a Land - Geology of Norway
This book displays the treasures of Norwegian geology, lavishly illustrated with photographs and maps from all over the country. 
Field Guide to the Geology of Northeastern Oman
Field Guide to the Geology of Northeastern Oman
This field guide is aimed at geologists and travelers exploring the beauty and significance of Oman geology.
Iceland, 2nd edition
Iceland, 2nd edition 
This book will interest all who are seeking a deeper understanding of what makes Iceland so unique. 

A Geological Excursion Guide to the Stirling and Perth Area
A Geological Excursion Guide to the Stirling and Perth Area
The eighteen excursions in this book guide the reader to the best geology that this region has to offer.

The 'Geology of' Guides

Geology of Japan paperback Discover the Geological Society's ‘Geology of’ series, including Japan, Scotland, Spain, Thailand and Chile.

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The paperback reprints of Geology of Scotland and Geology of England and Wales are now available.

GA Guides

Geology of the South Devon Coast

The Geologists’ Association publishes a series of detailed, accessible and attractive field guides to both British and international sites of geological interest. The guides offer an excellent introduction to the geology of a particular area and are the perfect complement for a day trip or longer holiday.

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Dalradian of Scotland
The Geology of Watchet and its Neighbourhood, Somerset

Rite in the Rain 


The online bookshop stocks a range of notebooks from 'Rite in the Rain', including a Geological Society field book with the GSL logo.  

Each notebook is made up of a patented environmentally responsible, all-weather writing paper that sheds water.

View the range of notebooks

Women in Geology

Anomalies - Pioneering Women in Petroleum Geology: 1917-2017
A celebration of individual courage, tenacity, and professionalism as well as a timely reminder of our past, when male-dominated professions excluded women. Special offer price.
Women and Geology: Who are we, where are we going?
Women and Geology: Who are we, where have we come from, and where are we going? 
This volume highlights the progress of women in geology, including past struggles and how remarkable individuals were able to overcome them. 

The Role of Women in the History of Geology
This book is a first as it unravels the diverse roles women have played in the history and development of geology as a science. 
Second printing.
Rocks, Radio and Radar
Rocks Radio and Radar: The Extraordinary Scientific, Social and Military Life of Elizabeth Alexander
This unique story is a must-read for readers interested in scientific, social and military history during the WWII, historians of geology, radar, as well as scientific biographies. Introductory offer price.

William Smith Map Prints and related titles

William Smith's Fossils Reunited

William Smith's Fossils Reunited
Foreword by Sir David Attenborough. William Smith’s Fossils Reunited is intended both for the William Smith enthusiast and also for those with a more general interest in the work of this remarkable pioneering geologist.
Geological Map of Huntingdonshire
The William Smith county maps 
Choose from individual prints of 20 counties originally published between 1819 & 1824, and other William Smith related titles.  
You can also order prints in various sizes from the Society Picture Library
William Smith 1815 Geological Map GSL reproduction
William Smith 1815 Geological Map of England and Wales with part of Scotland
An A2 size map print reproduced by the Geological Society of London from an original of William Smith's famous 1815 geological map  rediscovered in its archives in 2015.
Geological Map of GB
Geological Map of Great Britain, Bicentennial edition in the style of William Smith (folded)
This map commemorates the 200th anniversary of the publication of the first geological map of Britain, by William Smith (1769-1839).
Published by BGS/NERC
William Smith map & memoir
Geological Map of Great Britain, Bicentennial edition in the style of William Smith (folded)
Available individually or as a set with the William Smith Memoir
Published by BGS/NERC
Map Exploring the World
Map: Exploring the World
This wonderfully illustrated map book contains maps that represent over 5,000 years of cartographic innovation drawing on a range of cultures and traditions.

Introducing Earth Sciences

Introducing Geology: A Guide to the World of Rocks

Introducing Geology 3rd editionGraham Park’s introductory book has swiftly established itself as a key resource for those looking for a straightforward explanation of what geology tells us about the world. 

3rd edition 

2nd edition (on sale while stocks last)

Other titles in the series:

Introducing Stratigraphy 
Introducing Sedimentology 
Introducing Mineralogy 
Introducing Tectonics, Rock Structures and Mountain Belts 
Introducing Palaeontology: A Guide to Ancient Life 
Introducing Volcanology: A Guide to Hot Rocks 
Introducing Oceanography
Introducing Geomorphology: A Guide to Landforms and Processes 
Introducing the Planets and Their Moons 
Introducing Natural Resources 
Introducing Sea Level Change
Introducing Metamorphism

Geological Society Staff Authors/Editors

Amy Ball (former Acting Head of Education) and Florence Bullough (Head of Policy & Engagement)

Rocking Book of Rocks, The
The Rocking Book of Rocks: An illustrated guide to everything rocks, gems and minerals
Learn everything you ever wanted to know about rocks and minerals in this stunning book. With out-of-this-world artwork from Anna Alanko and expert content written by two geologists, this is the book all rock-crazy kids need.

Ted Nield (former Editor of Geoscientist

Underlands paperback
Underlands: A Journey Through Britain's Lost Landscape
(available in Hardback or Paperback).
The hardback is currently on special offer for £10 each. Limited quantities available.

Incoming! Or, why we should stop worrying and learn to love the meteorite
Featuring a wealth of fascinating characters and great discoveries, Incoming! takes a fresh look at our falling skies.
Supercontinent: Ten Billion Years in the Life of Our Planet
"...understanding the 'Supercontinent Cycle' represents nothing less than finally knowing how our planet works."

Michael McKimm (Burlington House Library) 

Fossil Sunshine
Fossil Sunshine  
By Michael McKimm
Fossil Sunshine is the result of Michael McKimm’s year long collaboration with earth scientists, in a project funded by Arts Council England.
MAP Poems After William Smith’s Geological Map of 1815
Map: Poems After William Smith’s Geological Map of 1815
Edited by Michael McKimm
Over thirty poets have created new works to celebrate two hundred years of the publication of William Smith's revolutionary map.

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