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A range of gift ideas for geologists and geology enthusiasts

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


New GSL Publications

  • Seismicity, Fault Rupture and Earthquake Hazards in Slowly Deforming Regions (SP432)
  • Quaternary Glaciation in the Mediterranean Mountains (SP433)
  • Atlas of Submarine Glacial Landforms: Modern, Quaternary and Ancient (M0046)

  • Integrated Environmental Modelling to Solve Real World Problems: Methods, Vision and Challenges (SP408)

New and recent publications

Forthcoming publications

2017 calendar

The Earth Science in Action 2017 Calendar is available fromsample page April 2017 2017 calendar cover the online bookshop or in person at Burlington House. 

Reduced to £3.00 (while stocks last). Order online here: MCAL17 

Regional Geology, Guide Books and General Interest

Nautilus, Beautiful Survivor: 500 million years of evolutionary history 

Nautilus front cover

By Wolfgang Grulke

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.

Field Guide to the Geology of Northeastern Oman

The geology of Oman is spectacular – for the touristic layman and the geologist alike. Exceptionally well exposed rocks offer a fascinating outcrop experience, second to none. The scenery is unique, and often breathtaking. As the book is written in a textbook style and presents the geology in a comprehensible way, a broad understanding is facilitated. Therefore, this field guide not only addresses geologists but also amateurs, visitors and travellers exploring the beauty and the significance of Oman geology. Product code: MOMAN

The Wood for the Trees: The Long View of Nature from a Small Wood The Wood for the Trees

By Richard Fortey.

From one of our greatest science writers, this biography of a beech-and-bluebell wood through diverse moods and changing seasons combines stunning natural history with the ancient history of the countryside to tell the full story of the British landscape. Product code: MWFTH


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 Devonshire Marbles volume 1

The Geologists' Association's Guides - worldwide guide books for field trips and exursions.


Fossils of the Jurassic Coast cover

Fossils of the Jurassic Coast

Published by The Jurassic Coast Trust. Product Code: MPFOS

Iceland, 2nd edition Iceland, 2nd edition

Icelandic culture cannot be fully comprehended without understanding its geology. This book will interest student, amateur and professional geologists, along with others 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

The Gulf of Corinth Gulf of Corinth

Fully illustrated and complete with bibliographic references this is an essential part of the visiting geologist's field kit. Product code: MPCRN

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

Published by Oxford University Press. Product code: MPWTG

Rite in the Rain 

The online bookshop stocks a range of notebooks from 'Rite in the Rain', including a Geological Society personalised Geological Field book, Side Hard Bound, No. 540F GSL logofield 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. 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:

Geological Society Staff Authors/Editors

Ted Nield (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 available:

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) MAP Poems After William Smith’s Geological Map of 1815

Map: Poems After William Smith’s Geological Map of 1815Edited by Michael Mckimm. Two hundred years after the publication of the first geological map of an entire country, this groundbreaking anthology collects new work by over thirty poets inspired by William Smith, his revolutionary map, and the foundation of a science. 

Fossil Sunshine

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.