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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

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