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Roger Craven

As a lover on Scotland's west coast and islands this book will enrich my enjoyment, particularly for a forthcoming walking holiday to Assynt. It is a book I found hard to put down and I heartily agree with the epilogue, and with the campaign of the John Muir Trust to protect wild land.
Tue, 3 May 2011 - 4:24:20 pm

Keith Hart

A brilliant book that has answered many of my questions regarding the geology of the area I see when I have clients out on photographic expeditions up here. Thank you also for your comments in the epilogue about the 'rape' of the Highlands by the wind farm developers. This is the second 'clearances'. Profit before people.
Tue, 19 Apr 2011 - 11:13:29 am

Sam Kendon

It must have been gratifying to see the recent Men of Rock series on BBC. Slightly tiresome TV academic presenter and quite a few pretty stupid errors (pre Caledonian Scotland outlined on the coast of California!) but some nice photography and not too dumbed down. Did Malcolm write the script or did the script writer just lift it from the book?
Tue, 1 Feb 2011 - 5:20:15 pm

Douglas Argo

Malcolm, thank you for writing this book. As a lapsed geologist (30 years in oil & gas, but limited geology) it has renewed my interest and wonder. It has explained things in a much more memorable way than at university, and I see there has been some progress! Should be recommended reading at Scottish schools, and beyond.
Sat, 15 Jan 2011 - 10:12:55 pm

tony martyr

as I am finishing a geology degree in retirement your book has reminded me of the thrill of discovery involved in the science, that many text books tend to kill. I obviously missed so much on my last journey to Assynt that I am planning my next trip for 2011. I am puzzled by the calculation on page 45 concerning the speed of movement of the Moine thrust - faster than my estimate even if it depends on the figure put against 'several million year"
Fri, 15 Oct 2010 - 5:45:33 pm