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Hume Gravell

I have just finished reading your book for the second time,and enjoyed it even more as I focussed on parts that I skimmed over the first time. Previously, I had no interest in the Pre-Cambrian- dull, monotonous, no fossils; but not now. The chapter on Ice Ages is most interesting, but lays you open to the accusation of climate change denier. Why did you omit to deal with increases in carbon dioxide and methane from human activity? This would have added balance to the chapter.
Thu, 23 Nov 2017 - 11:09:41 pm

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