Entertaining stories of the fun, freedom, excitement, boredom, exhilaration and at times sheer terror that came with being a field geologist in the days before satnavs, mobile phones and 24/7 communication.
Created in collaboration with Oxford University Museum of Natural History and showcasing the best of William Smith’s archive, STRATA traces the life and work of William Smith from apprentice surveyor to scientific icon.
Rocks have long inspired poets, so this event brought together poets and geoscientists to discuss how, in an era of climate change, their disciplines can influence each other and to further encourage the rocks to speak.
These geologically oriented tours of some of North America’s most iconic landscapes will certainly satisfy the most ardent geoscientist as well as the curious layman in Gary L. Prost's Geological Tours of The World: North America's Natural Wonders (Two Volume Set), published by CRC Press in 2020.
This new volume of J.G. Ramsay's Folding and Fracturing of Rocks, edited by Bond and Lebit, offers 14 case studies related to rock folding, fracturing and strain from the UK, USA, Greece, the Dead Sea and China.
Review of Environmental Considerations Associated with Hydraulic Fracturing Operations: Adjusting to the Shale Revolution in a Green World, by James A. Jacobs and Stephen M. Testa Wiley, New York, 2019.
An exquisitely produced new book celebrates and completes William Smith’s seminal unfinished work "Strata Identified by Organized Fossils" – and demonstrates the extraordinary skill of early nineteenth-century engravers and map makers.