This catchily-titled book gives a fascinating introduction to the three-billion year evolution of the modern northern Scottish landscape. Although written for geological laymen and women, at times I had to re-read sections to understand them. It contrasts with the more formally written 'Land of Mountain and Flood' which describes the process for the whole of Scotland and is easier to understand. Malcolm Rider lets his enthusiasm and personality permeate the book, and comes across as a good guy to have a pint with.
I see the two books as complementary. Together they are inspirational in motivating the reader (book in hand, camera around neck, and damn the rain)to get out there, and see for him or herself. And, yes, I've made a start and there's a long way to go, but there are far worse ways of spending time!