Hutton’s Arse: 3 billion years of extraordinary geology in Scotland’s Northern Highlands (second edition) by Malcolm Rider and Peter Harrison, Dunedin Academic Press, Edinburgh (2019), x+226 pp., Pbk., ISBN: 9781780460406. £19.99

Robert Butler*

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The British Isles are almost unrivalled in their diversity of geology and northern Scotland is arguably the richest of all. With a long history of training generations of earth science students, the region is increasingly a draw for geotourists, both witting and unwitting - many driving the much-publicised “North Coast 500” route. Inspired by this rich resource comes a welcome reappearance of a popular book, updated with new science that builds on two centuries of discovery.
Original languageEnglish
JournalProceedings of the Geologists' Association
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 7 Jan 2020


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