The geological history of Ireland and the British Isles and how they were cobbled together over geological time from bits of North Africa and North America is a remarkable one and one that is well known to any academic geologist. However, it has barely seeped into the collective consciousness of even the best educated youth – ask anyone faced with first-year university intakes for geology modules. And yet there is a remarkable dearth of well-illustrated accounts of this geological story for first-year students or anyone wanting to go a bit beyond the TV Titchmarsh version.

Now however an excellent account...

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