This newly-published field guide for the geology of Madeira provides a summary of the geology and geography of the island, followed by seven excursions to some of the geological highlights. It is illustrated with black and white maps of the field areas and some beautifully detailed hand-drawn field sketches, and colour plates at the back of the book which show photographs of some spectacular exposures and landscapes. I have never visited Madeira, but some of these images certainly make me want to go there.

The first part of the book provides a brief description of the island and some of...

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