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Book review : R Dixon A celebration of Suffolk Geology

Booth, Steve. 2012 Book review : R Dixon A celebration of Suffolk Geology. Proceedings of the Geologists' Association, 124 (3). 554-555. 10.1016/j.pgeola.2012.09.002

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Abstract/Summary

As the title of this GeoSuffolk book indicates it is published to mark the 10th Anniversary of the association. The Preface cites another justifiable motivation to publish namely to counter an alleged disparaging remark written ‘…by a well-known geologist that “there is no geology in Suffolk”…’. The reader is also advised that the book doesn’t purport to be a ‘…geology of Suffolk…’ rather it aspires to provide ‘…a flavour of what Suffolk geology and geomorphology have to offer…’. The book editor says it will ‘appeal to the serious academic, the well-informed amateur and to the non-specialist’ – certainly it has visual ‘pick me up’ appeal in terms of front and rear covers, glossy paper, largish type face and an abundance of coloured and monochrome illustrations. On a practical note, it comprises 476 pages, is thus relatively heavy and because of the paperback outer covers proved ‘difficult to handle’ unless properly supported; unfortunately, after reading the volume a number of pages were separating from the binding. It does, however, retail at a commendable £20 – a price tag enabled by freely given contributions and financial support from a number of organisations and generous individuals.

Item Type: Publication - Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): 10.1016/j.pgeola.2012.09.002
Programmes: BGS Programmes 2010 > Geology and Landscape (England)
ISSN: 0016-7878
NORA Subject Terms: Earth Sciences
Date made live: 08 Jan 2013 11:25 +0 (UTC)
URI: http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/id/eprint/20202

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