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Instructions for reviewers and publishers

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.13,000 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 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! Minerals of the English Midlands, by Roy E. Starkey, British Mineralogy Publications 2018, 426 pp. pbk.
  • NEW! Timefulness: How Thinking Like a Geologist Can Help Save the World, by Marcia Bjornerud, Princeton University Press 2018, 208pp. hbk.
  • NEW! The Life Scientific: Explorers, by Anna Buckley. Weidenfeld & Nicolson 2018, 321 pp. hbk.
  • NEW! History of the European Oil and Gas Industry, by J Craig, F Gerali, F MacAulay & R Sorkhabi (Eds), GSL SP 465, 2018, 472 pp. hbk.
  • NEW! Mesozoic Resource Potential in the Southern Permian Basin, By B Kilhams, PA Kukla, S Mazur, T McKie, HF Mijnlieff & K van Ojik (Eds), GSL SP 469, 2018, 572 pp. hbk. 
  • NEW! Petroleum Geology of the Black Sea, by MD Simmons, GC Tari & AI Okay (Eds), GSL SP 464, 2018, 484 pp. hbk. 
  • NEW! Geology and Geomorphology of Alluvial and Fluvial Fans: Terrestrial and Planetary Perspectives, by D Ventra & LE (Eds), GSL SP 440, 2018, 353 pp. hbk.
  • NEW! Characterization of Ore-Forming Systems from Geological, Geochemical and Geophysical Studies, by K Gessner, TG Blenkinsop & P Sorjonen-Ward (Eds), GSL SP 453, 2018, 424 pp. hbk. 
  • NEW! The Himalayan Cryosphere: Past and Present, NC Pant, R Ravindra, D Srivastava & LG Thompson (Eds), GSL SP 464, 2018, 216 pp. hbk.
  • Volcanic and Igneous Plumbing Systems: Understanding Magma Transport, Storage, and Evolution in the Earth’s Crust, by Steffi Burchardt (ed). Elsevier 2018, 341pp. pbk.
  • Rockslides and Avalanches of Central Asia: Distribution, Morphology, and Internal Structure, by Alexander Strom & Kanatbek Abdrakhmatov. Elsevier 2018, 449pp. pbk.
  • Subseismic-scale Reservoir Deformation, by M. Ashton , S.J. Dee & O.P. Wennberg (eds), GSL SP459 2018, 216pp. hbk.
  • Tectonics of the Deccan Large Igneous Province, by Mukherjee et al. (Eds), GSL SP445 2017, 363pp. hbk.