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Ian Hardy

I have just discovered "Hutton's Arse" - with heart-felt thanks to a fellow hill walker who introduced me to it, the husband of a couple who are friends because of walking. As someone with a life-long love of, and background in, geography and geology, and everything that stems from them, I think the book, and therefore you, are brilliant. It should be read by everybody who is capable of understanding it, even if only the gist. Thank you.
Sun, 1 Jan 2017 - 10:24:45 pm

Rober Murray

I stumbled across your book in Oban on a recent vacation and have enjoyed it immensely. Having gone to field camp in the Highlands once upon a time, the chapter on the Moine in particular brought back and clarified fond memories. Thank you for a wonderful and thoroughly enjoyable book.
Sun, 25 Sep 2016 - 2:00:24 pm


Belatedly came to this! Excellent but let down by poor editing (knappe, acritachs, Malaig, to quote trivial examples) and diatribes against wind power. I am no uncritical proponent but onshore wind has a place in the energy supply mix.
Sun, 31 Jul 2016 - 1:44:24 am

jim thomson

I am a consulting engineer. Your book is one of the best popular science books I have read. I am now in semi-retirement and about to start an OU Master's degree in Earth Science. Your book had something to do with this - also living in Scotland (with a holiday apartment in the Cowal peninsula) I am regularly gobsmacked by the effects of the Younger Dryas, as shown in Glen Croe on the way up to Rest-and-be-thankful.
Fri, 12 Jun 2015 - 10:34:37 am


What a great book. I took myself up to Sandwood bay to photograph the area. Then walked on to the light at Cape Wrath. I love the place, except when the RAF bomb lumps out the rocky islands off Balnakeil bay. I now walk there every year pretending I know what I'm looking at.
Mon, 18 Nov 2013 - 6:28:39 pm