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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

Jim Clarke

Thank you for this wonderful book. You've ignited a dormant interest in Geology. However, and there must be one! Your agitation against "wind farms" is, in my view, tainted by the sponsorship received from Cairn Energy.
Wed, 24 Feb 2010 - 8:06:49 pm


I still don't fully understand the reasons for the title of the book. I have read the final chapter, but the writing lacks any form of logical argument. Can you perhaps explain the reason for titling the book so?
Sat, 16 Jan 2010 - 9:09:49 pm

Bob Graham

Great book, even greater cause, best wishes Bob
Mon, 5 Oct 2009 - 3:29:56 pm

Gordon MacKay

As a 2nd year BSc(Hons)Geoscience student with the OU & Project Manager for Scottish Water, with home in Evanton, I am out West most weeks so have plenty of time to indulge in the awe and wonder geological 'time travel' offers. Greater than man's works in Egypt or Angkhor Watt; of greater antiquity than the Alps, Yosemite, or even Everest, Suilven stands aloof: a knot of defiance against the ages. I salute your advocacy and the stewardship you eloquently represent! Thanks!
Wed, 5 Aug 2009 - 11:54:10 am