The remnants of Permo-Carboniferous magmatism are evident throughout much of northern Europe and this timely Special Publication of the Geological Society, edited by Marge Wilson and others, consists of a wide range of papers which explore and review the tectonic setting, geochemistry and petrogenesis of this magmatic event.

Although not based on contributions presented at a meeting, the book does nevertheless bring together the results of a major international research project entitled ‘ Permo-Carboniferous Rifting in Europe’ which was funded by the European Commission. The Special Publication consists of 20 papers, including some useful synthetic overview papers, but it also...

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