To admit to a nostalgic affection for the British Regional Geology guides is to betray a reviewer’s age. Although first published before the Second World War, revised editions kept the whole BRG series up to date at least into the 60s and early 70s. At that time the guides could still claim to be the first point of reference for the student, amateur or professional geologist wanting an introduction to one of the twenty component regions of Britain and Northern Ireland. However, revisions over recent years have been infrequent, except for the Scottish volumes. Despite a half-complete set on my...

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