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on 7 September 2012
What an amazing little book! Graham Park has got it just right. It is only short - 134 pages - but it crams in a great deal of interesting material and makes you want to find out more. This book covers many features from the macro-aspects of geology e.g. plate tectonics to the micro-aspects e.g.small fossils in various types of rock. There is another book in the series that covers fossils, so the chapter on that topic is quite short. Each chapter uses bold type to emphasise important terms and would be helpful to students or interested amateurs.

To get a really good overview of the range of fields covered by geology, this book would be an ideal first book. It could be of use, for instance, to a student starting on an A level course in geology, for someone trying to make up their mind what to do at university or a general interest group in the U3A. To help readers understand what they are reading about, there is a 20 page glossary covering a wide variety of useful terms and giving pages on which further explanations or descriptions may be found.

As for illustrations, the book has a good range of colour photographs from different parts of the world illustrating main features e.g. volcanoes, unconformities and glaciation. On a different scale there are also smaller aspects e.g. a photomicrograph of olivine gabbro under polarised light. In addition there are many diagrams of features such as magma chambers, crystal structures and continental movements; these are very clear and really enhance the descriptions and explanations provided.

The book finishes with a chapter on geology and industry written in a clear and concise way. An excellent book which is very good value and has the power to excite, to move the reader on to more detailed study.
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