Nigel Trewin is certainly a familiar face to Scottish palaeontology and geology being the author of this book’s slightly older geological sibling Geology of Scotland (2003, The Geological Society) and Fossils Alive!: New walks in an old field (2008, Dunedin Academic Press) as well as an impressive suite of publications, in particular on the Devonian fish of Caithness and the Rhynie Chert. It is with this experience that Trewin has brought a measured balance of academic rigour and informal personality to this charming and well-illustrated book. It would serve just as well as a coffee table book as it would...

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