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A range of gift ideas for geologists and geology enthusiasts

New GSL Publications
General Interest 
Fossils and Dinosaurs 
Regional Geology and Guide Books
Rite in the Rain Note books and pads
Maps and related titles
Introducing Earth Sciences 
Geological Society Staff Authors

New GSL Publications

  • Advances in Karst Research: Theory, Fieldwork and Applications (SP466)
  • Reservoir Quality of Clastic and Carbonate Rocks: Analysis, Modelling and Prediction (SP435)
  • Radon, Health and Natural Hazards (SP451)
  • From Source to Seep: Geochemical Applications in Hydrocarbon Systems (SP468)

New and recent publications

Forthcoming publications

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General Interest

Field Hydrogeology 4th ed

The fourth edition of this bestselling textbook has been fully revised in order to present the most up-to-date and comprehensive guide to completing a hydrogeological study. With case studies and text boxes to aid comprehension, and a particular emphasis on practical application, this is an essential tool for students taking Hydrogeology and/or field course modules in Geology, Earth Sciences, Hydrogeology and Engineering courses. Product code: WB007

Drawing Geological Structures

Drawing Geological Structures

Despite the modern dominance of computer graphics programs and digital cameras, the ability to draw geological structures manually remains a necessity in academic geology and beyond. Drawing Geological Structures provides a thorough, step-by-step practical guide to the art of geological drawing. Users of this unique guide will develop their knowledge and technical vocabulary whilst also improving their drawing skills. Product code: WB008


Anomalies - Pioneering Women in Petroleum Geology: 1917-2017 

Anomalies - Pioneering Women in Petroleum Geology: 1917-2017 is a celebration of individual courage, tenacity, and professionalism as well as a timely reminder of our past, when male-dominated professions excluded women. Product code: 1289


From Amber to Rubellite, discover over 130 varieties of cut and uncut stones, organic gemstones and precious metals. Published by Dorling Kindersly. Product code: MPGEM 

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

Published by Oxford University Press. Product code: MPWTG 

Fossils and Dinosaurs

Dinosaurs of the British Isles

Dinosaurs of the British Isles 

Following a foreword by the leading British dinosaur scientist Dr Paul Barrett, the author summarises what is known about the history of every dinosaur species discovered within the British Isles. Product code: MPDIN

Fossils of the Whitby Coast

Fossils of the Whitby Coast: A Photographic Guide 

The small coastal town of Whitby is located in North Yorkshire, England. It has been associated with fossils for hundreds of years. From the common ammonites to the spectacular marine reptiles, a variety of fossils is waiting to be discovered. Product code: MPWHT

Fossil (DK Eyewitness) Fossil DK Eyewitness

Explore the history of life on Earth through every type of fossil, from marine invertebrates such as ammonites, to fishes, plants, early amphibians, dinosaurs, birds, mammals, and even humans. Product code: MPFEY

Fossils (DK Handbook) Fossils DK Handbook

Packed with more than 1,000 amazing photographs of over 500 species, this handbook is designed to cut through the complicated identification process and enable you to recognize species instantly. Product code: MPFHD

Fossils of the Jurassic Coast cover

Fossils of the Jurassic Coast 

Fossils of the Jurassic Coast is about our relationship with the deep past – a place we journey to using science, and bring to life with our imagination. This book is a must for anyone interested in the Jurassic Coast, in fossils or in the development of life on earth. Published by The Jurassic Coast Trust. Product code: MPFOS

Nautilus, Beautiful Survivor: 500 million years of evolutionary history  By Wolfgang Grulk. Nautilus front cover

This book celebrates the long history of Nautilus, its role in human culture and the realities of its life today. See sample pages and order a copy here

Regional Geology and Guide Books

A Geological Excursion Guide to the Stirling and Perth Area

A Geological Excursion Guide to the Stirling and Perth Area

The Stirling and Perth area comprises some wonderfully varied geology, from the Dalradian metamorphic rocks in the southern Highlands to a range of sedimentary and igneous rocks within the Midland Valley. Product code: MPSPA

Volcanoes of Europe, Second edition (paperback) Volcanoes of Europe, 2nd ed paperback

This thoroughly revised and updated edition reflects modern research and is now illustrated in colour throughout. It presents the volcanoes of Europe, as they are today and tells how they have shaped our past. Product code: MVOEUP

Field Guide to the Geology of Northeastern Oman Field Guide to the Geology of Northeastern Oman

The scenery is unique, and often breathtaking. This book is written in a textbook style and presents the geology in a comprehensible way, this field guide is aimed at geologists and amateurs, visitors and travelers exploring the beauty and the significance of Oman geology. Product code: MOMAN


The 'Geology of' Series…   Geology of Japan paperback

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

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GA Guides 

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. All GA Guides 



Iceland, 2nd edition 

Icelandic culture cannot be fully comprehended without understanding its geology. This book will interest student, amateur and professional geologists, along withothers attracted by the natural environment and seeking a deeper understanding of what makes Iceland the unique place that it is. Product code: MPBIC.  Also see the GA Guide #52, Iceland.

Italian Volcanoes Italian Volcanoes

Richly illustrated with maps and photographs, this guide is ideal for all geologists, amateur and professional, and also for visitors to Italy who have been captivated by some of the world's most spectacular volcanoes. Product code: MPITVO

The Making of a Land - Geology of Norway The Making of a Land - Geology of Norway

A fantastic journey from the summits of Norway's spectacular rugged and weather-beaten mountains to the riches concealed in the sedimentary rocks on the continental shelf. This book displays the treasures of Norwegian geology for everyone to see. Product code: GNOR

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

Map Prints and related titles

William Smith 1815 Geological Map GSL reproduction

William Smith 1815 Geological Map of England and Wales with part of Scotland

GSL reproduction, flat, A2. Product code: MPBWS
BGS reproduction, folded, 127.6cm x 95.2cm. Product code: BWS1815. Also available as a set with the William Smith Memoir. Product code: BWSSET
BGS Geological Map of Great Britain, bicentennial edition in the style of William Smith, folded, 125.7 x 94.8cm  Product code: BBIC15

The William Smith county maps Geological Map of Berkshire

Choose from individual prints of 21 counties originally published between 1819 & 1824. 
View the range of county map prints and other William Smith related titles

Map: Exploring the World Map Exploring the World

Published by Phaidon, this wonderfully illustrated map book contains maps that represent over 5,000 years of cartographic innovation drawing on a range of cultures and traditions. Featuring some of the most influential mapmakers and institutions in history, including William Smith, Gerardus Mercator, Abraham Ortelius, Phyllis Pearson, Heinrich Berann, Bill Rankin, Ordnance Survey and Google Earth. Product code: MPMAP

Introducing Earth Sciences

Introducing Geology: A Guide to the World of Rocks, 2nd edition

Introducing Geology: A Guide to the World of Rocks, 2nd edition 

Graham Park’s book is an introduction to geology and explains in simple terms what geology can tell us about the world. Copiously illustrated this book is intended for those who have a new found interest in geology. Technical terms are kept to a minimum and are explained in a glossary. 

Other titles in the series:

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 

Geological Society Staff Authors/Editors

Ted Nield (former Editor of Geoscientist)  Underlands paperback

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

Also by Ted Nield:

Incoming! Or, why we should stop worrying and learn to love the meteorite 

Supercontinent: Ten Billion Years in the Life of Our Planet 

Michael McKimm (Burlington House Library) 

Fossil Sunshine

Fossil Sunshine  By Michael McKimm

The poems collected in Fossil Sunshine are 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

Anthology to celebrate two hundred years of the publication of William Smith's revolutionary map.  The collection includes new work by over thirty poets inspired by William Smith, his revolutionary map, and the foundation of a science.

Fossils DK Handbook

MAP Poems After William Smith’s Geological Map of 1815


Nautilus front cover