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Fascinating book, making me want to revisit an area that I used to know quite well. Pity about the proofreading; misprints and misspelling (palgioclase, Connival ) and chemical formulae are often incorrect or not typeset correctly; CaP3O4 should be Ca3(PO4)2; carbonic acid is H2CO3, not HCO3, and the "2" in CO2 is set as superscript, not subscript. However this does not detract form the enjoyment of the book.
Tue, 10 Jan 2012 - 2:38:55 pm


Great book. Learnt a huge amount! Thank you. Shame about your thoughts on anthropogenic responsibility for a changing climate - and more importantly, its implications for communities... should be regarded totally separately from the issue of where we locate wind turbines (which, I agree, should not be onshore in the NW Highlands).
Tue, 23 Aug 2011 - 12:43:20 pm

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