This appropriately titled, and stimulating festschrift paperback (A5 page size) is the outcome of the international conference celebrating the bicentenary of the birth of Hugh Miller held at Cromarty in October 2002, and it packs a lot into its 352 pages (30 papers and 37 illustrations).

The three parallel sessions at the conference are reflected in the tripartite thematic layout of the book, each section with its own rapporteur introduction: (i) an initial eight papers on ethnography and folklore, (ii) eight papers in the well illustrated middle section on geology and Miller's geological writing and (iii) a final section on...

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