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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! Rock, Bone & Ruin - an optimist's guide to the historical sciences by Adrian Currie 2018.  MIT Press 372pp hbk.
  • NEW! Petroleum Geology of NW Europe: 50 years of learning (Proc. 8th PGC) by M Bowman and B Levell (eds) 2018 GSPH 646pp hbk in slipcase.
  • NEW! Adam Sedgwick - Geologist & Dalesman 2018 by Colin Speakman 145pp, sbk. Gritstone Writers/YGS.  First pub'd 1982; reissued with new Introduction.
  • NEW! Exploration of Subsurface Antarctica 2018 by Siegert M A, Jamieson S S R, & White DA (Eds). GSL SP461. 256pp (hbk)
  • Circum-Arctic Lithosphere Evolution 2018 by Pease V & Coakley B (eds) GSL SP460. 476pp (hbk)
  • Subseismic-scale Reservoir Deformation 2018 by Ashton M, Dee S J & Wennberg O P, (eds) GSL SP459. 216pp (hbk)
  • Conservation paleobiology - science and practice by Gregory Dietl & Karl Flessa (eds) 2017 University of Chicago Press316pp sbk
  • Lakes - a very short introduction by Warwick F Vincent. 2017 Oxford University Press 146pp sbk
  • Tectonic Evolution of the Eastern Black Sea and Caucasus by Sosson et al., GSPH Special publication #428 368pp hbk
  • Crustal Evolution of Idia and Antarctica: The Supercontinent Connection by Pant & Dasgupta, GSPH/SCAR Special Publication #457 359pp hbk
  • Geological Evolution of the Central Asian Basins and the Western Tien Shan Range by Brunet et al., GSPH Special Publication #427 605pp hbk
  • Subterranean Norwich – the grain of the city, by Matthew Williams. Lasse Press 160pp sbk
  • Geochemistry and Geophysics of Active Volcanic Lakes by Ohba et al.  GSL Publishing SP#437 295pp, hbk
  • Chesapeake perspectives - decoding the deep sediments: Ecological History of Chesapeake Bay by Grace Brush. 2017 Maryland Sea Grant 63pp sbk
  • Tectonics of the Deccan Large Igneous Province by Mukherjee et al. (Eds), 2017.  Geol Soc Spec Pub #445 363pp, hbk
  • Petroleum Geoscience of the West Africa Margin.  Geol Soc Spec. pub. #438, 2017 by Sabato Ceraldi et al (eds)
  • Waves, Particles and Storms in Geospace by Balasis et al.  2016  Oxford University Press 448pp hbk
  • Lake Pavin - history, geology, biogeochemistry and sedimentology of a deep meromictic maar lake, by Sime-Ngando et al., (Eds) 2016 Springer.  421pp, hbk
  • Lake Bonneville - a scientific update edited by Oviatt and Shroder 2016 Elsevier, 659pp hbk
  • Subsurface Flow and Imaging by Donald Wyman Vasco and Akhil Datta-Gupta 2016 Cambridge UP., 354pp, hbk
  • Source to Sink Fluxes in undisturbed Cold Environments, by Beylich et al., (eds) 2016 Cambridge UP., 4-8pp, hbk