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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.

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Dr Amy Whitchurch, 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! Volcanic and Igneous Plumbing Systems: Understanding Magma Transport, Storage, and Evolution in the Earth’s Crust, by Steffi Burchardt (ed). Elsevier 2018, 341pp. pbk.

  • NEW! Rockslides and Avalanches of Central Asia: Distribution, Morphology, and Internal Structure, by Alexander Strom & Kanatbek Abdrakhmatov. Elsevier 2018, 449pp. pbk.

  • NEW! Indian Shield: Precambrian Evolution and Phanerozoic reconstitution, by A B Roy & Ritesh Purohit.  Elsevier 2018, 386pp. sbk.

  • NEW! Geochronology & Thermochronology, by Peter Reiners et al., Wiley/AGU 2018, 464pp. pbk.

  • NEW! The Tectonic Plates are Moving!  by Roy Livermore.  Oxford UP 2018, 482pp. hbk.

  • NEW! Reservoir Modelling: A Practical Guide, by Steve Cannon.  Wiley Blackwell 2018, 312pp. hbk.

  • Geology: A Very Short Introduction, by Jan Zalasiewicz.  Oxford UP 2018, 168 pp. pbk.

  • Land Bridges: Ancient Environments, Plant Migrations and New World Connections, by Alan Graham.  Chicago UP 2018, 310pp. sbk.

  • The Epochs of Nature, by Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon.  Transl. & Ed. by Jan Zalasiewicz, Anne-Sophie Milon & Mateusz Zalasiewicz.  Chicago UP, 2018.  190pp. hbk.  Illustrated.

  • Introduction to Environmental Modelling, by Gray WG & Gray GA, Cambridge UP 2018, 425pp. sbk.

  • The First Global Integrated Marine Assessment: World Ocean Assessment 1 (United Nations), by Ijnnick L & Simcock A (coordinators), Cambridge UP 2017, 973pp. hbk.

  • The Petroleum Geology of NW Europe: 50 Years of Learning (Proc. 8th PGC), by M Bowman & B Levell (eds), GSL 2018, 646pp. hbk in slipcase.

  • Exploration of Subsurface Antarctica: Uncovering Past Changes and Modern Processes, by Siegert M A, Jamieson S R & White DA (Eds). GSL SP461 2018, 256pp. hbk.

  • Circum-Arctic Lithosphere Evolution, by Pease V & Coakley B (eds), GSL SP460 2018, 476pp. hbk.

  • Subseismic-scale Reservoir Deformation, by Ashton M, Dee S J & Wennberg O P (eds), GSL SP459 2018, 216pp. hbk.

  • Subterranean Norwich: The Grain of the City, by Matthew Williams. Lasse Press 2017, 160pp. sbk.

  • Geochemistry and Geophysics of Active Volcanic Lakes, by Ohba et al.  GSL SP437 2017, 295pp. hbk.

  • Chesapeake Perspectives: Decoding the Deep Sediments: Ecological History of Chesapeake Bay, by Grace Brush. Maryland Sea Grant 2017, 63pp. sbk.

  • Tectonics of the Deccan Large Igneous Province, by Mukherjee et al. (Eds), GSL SP445 2017, 363pp. hbk.

  • Waves, Particles and Storms in Geospace, by Balasis et al.  Oxford UP 2016, 448pp. hbk.