This substantial volume, number 18 (of 42 planned) in this benchmark series initiated by the Nature Conservancy Council, is aptly dedicated to the life and works of the late Sir James Stubblefield. The series seeks to document in detail potential sites requiring designation as Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSIs). Many of these are to be found in the Lower Palaeozoic outcrops of England, Scotland and Wales. But, as Richard Fortey points out in his short preface, it is probably not the quality of most exposures of Cambrian and Ordovician rocks in Great Britain that has assured their place in...

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