Saturday, 27 October 2007


Trilobites are rare in the rocks of the West Country but many people like them, so I have added a link to this website, 'A Guide to the Orders of Trilobites'. It was recommended to me by a trilobite enthusiast.

Wednesday, 24 October 2007

There is now a G.A. Guide 'The Geology of Watchet and its Neighbourhood, Somerset'. It is written by Professor Eric Robinson, formerly of University College, London, who now lives in Watchet.

It is an extremely comprehensive guide by a true expert and is good value at £6.00. It can be ordered from the Geologists' Association website.

Tuesday, 23 October 2007

Festival of Geology - first weekend in November

Did you know that the Geologists' Association is holding its annual Festival of Geology in Liverpool on Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th November? The event is at the World Museum and is from 10.00 - 4.30 on Saturday.
There will be something for everyone - geological displays by all the local societies, trade stands (good chance to buy early Christmas presents), books and, of course, Rockwatch with all its activities for children.
There are more details on the G.A website.

Sunday, 14 October 2007

Geology Books in North Wiltshire

Did you know that there is a bookshop, 'Earth Science Books' run by Geoff Carss and based in North Wiltshire? Click here to view the website. The shop specialises in geology books, especially those concerning the British Isles. There is a good stock covering a broad range of subjects - British Geological Survey memoirs (over 300), classic 19th century text books like Lyell, Mantell, Geikie, palaeontology, especially micropalaeontology, student text books, Stephen Jay Gould first editions and much more.

Geoff says that if anyone contacts him as a result of reading this blog, he will give a 10% discount on purchases!