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Unearthed: impacts of the Tellus surveys of the north of Ireland details how this unprecedented land and air survey of hidden Ireland rewards us with a more complete understanding of the natural history of this region. It tells an epic story of how Ireland’s geological past ...
€30.00
Ireland's Bird Life - A World of Beauty contains photographs from the vast collection of Richard Mills, who is recognised as one of Europe's finest natural history photographers. They will show the great talent of a man who is a craftsman with his camera. Richard is a pro...
€14.00
Sediments and sedimentary rocks are fundamental to our understanding of the Earth and the array of environments that characterize its surface. Since some 70% of the rocks on the Earth’s surface are sedimentary in origin and sediments are of great economic importance, there i...
€21.00
The Wild Atlantic Way follows the magnificent west coast of Ireland, passing golden beaches, thrusting headlands and soaring sea cliffs. Renowned walking-guide author Helen Fairbairn explores the best walking routes of the region, recommending trips to uninhabited islands, c...
€15.00
The Geology of Ireland is the definitive guide to the geology of the island of Ireland as a whole. This completely revised edition has been updated to reflect the ten years of research undertaken since the last edition was published. For the first time the work is presented ...
€44.00
Written and designed for younger readers, this book is packed with 100 re-useable stickers, from leopardskin stone and tiger’s eye to ruby, sapphire, diamond, marble, granite and many more. The stickers are accompanied by fun learning pages with lots of bite-size facts about...
€5.00
In this colourful book, Peadar McArdle, Director of the Irish Geological Survey, explains how all the rocks we see around us came to be there. Words and photographs help us to explore and understand Ireland's varied landscape. From granite hills we cross a limestone plain to...
€15.00
648 Billion Sunrises is a general introduction to the geological wonders of Ireland written in a fun, informative and accessibly humorous way. The author uses famous geological cases, biographical sketches, historical contexts and his own experience as a practising geologist...
€16.99
Studying geology in the field will draw anyone curious about how our planet works into the field time and time again. Ireland is endowed with a spectacular variety of geology. The rocks that make up the island of Ireland offer a unique window into a 2-billion-year history, a...
€20.00
Explains in simple terms what geology can tell us about the world. Many objects of great beauty and which excite our curiosity, such as crystals or fossils, are to be found by examining rocks. Those searching for and examining such objects gain much more by knowing how and w...
€14.00
Scotland boasts some of the most famous fossil localities in the world, and for a small country, has a remarkable fossil record with almost every period of geological time represented by Scottish localities. These localities provide snapshots of the plants and animals that h...
€37.00
This guide has been written for use by teachers of geography and geology at Leaving Certificate, AS, and A-level. It should also be of use at tertiary level and for the interested amateur. It is intended as a geological field guide to be used in conjunction with course text ...
€10.00
Paul Lyle provides a comprehensive geological history of this part of Ireland, written within the framework of plate tectonics. Illustrated in colour throughout, this introductory guide provides an attractive and highly accessible account of a remarkably diverse region. The ...
€24.00
The last thirty years have seen much new research on the geology of Laois and Offaly, shedding new light on – and providing fascinating new insights into – the landscape heritage of the two counties. John Feehan has remained in close touch with this research since h...
€40.00
Warships, U-Boats and Liners will appeal to both the specialist and general reader and will be an essential reference guide to anybody interested in maritime affairs, the two World Wars and Ireland’s past. It should help raise awareness generally of the need to protect and r...
€25.00
Dougal Jerram answers the questions: What are volcanoes? What other volcanic activity is there? How do volcanoes relate to plate tectonics and the movement of continents? What are eruptions and why do they occur? How have volcanoes affected the earth’s climate? Can we predic...
€14.00
GSI has cooperated with the Sherkin Island Marine Station on the production of an A-Z Guide to Geology. It is primarily aimed at children in the 11-14 age bracket. However, this simple, well-illustrated guide will also be of interest to primary school teachers, secondary sch...
€6.00
Life on Earth can be traced back over three thousand million years into the past. Many examples of the Earth’s past inhabitants are to be found in rocks, preserved as beautiful and fascinating fossils. The earliest life forms were bacteria and algae; these produced the oxyge...
€14.00
W. B. Yeats once said that it was his ambition that we would regard our local landscape as exciting. He was, of course, talking about the quartzite mountain, the limestone-floored lake or the sandstone ridge. But he meant much more than that. Is a warm hillside in summer the...
€20.00
Geomorphology is the study of the earth’s landforms and the processes that made the landscape look the way it does today. What we see when we look at a scenic view is the result of the interplay of the forces that shape the earth’s surface. These operate on many different ti...
€14.00
Tá Foilseacháin Inis Arcáin i gcomhar le Suirbhéireacht Gheolaíocht na hÉireann tar éis dul i bpáirt le An Gheolaíocht Ó Bhun go Barr a fhoilsiú. Tá dírithe go príomha ar leanaí san aoisghrúpa 11-14. Ach beidh an treoir shimplí deamhaisithe seo spéisiúil do mhúinteoirí bunsc...
€6.00
Introducing Oceanography has been written by two leading oceanographers to provide a succinct overview of the science of the study of the seas for students and for the interested adult wanting a topical guide to this enormous and complex subject. The initial chapters describ...
€14.00
This is the fourth edition of the Geological Survey of Ireland's Directory of Active Quarries and Pits in Ireland. The production of this directory would not have been possible without the support of the extractive industry. We wish to thank the many quarry operators and sta...
€20.00
When the IAEG decided, late in 1983, to hold the conference "Geology and Genesis of Mineral Deposits in Ireland", it was also agreed the Association should publish a volume with the same title. This volume would include all the papers that were read at the conference, but wo...
€10.00
Packed with colour photographs, maps and diagrams, this book reveals how to recognise past events recorded in rocks and considers the challenge of predicting the Earth’s future. How do natural forces erode and sculpt the Earth’s landscape? How are solid rocks worn away an...
€12.00
For over a century scientists have tried to identify and understand the processes responsible for the complex history of species extinction. This search has become even more important over the last decade as human populations and human technology may now rival sea-level chan...
€18.00
The continent of Europe, as a recognisable geographic entity, attained roughly its present shape around 20 million years ago. Even since then, the European coastline has undergone significant changes, due mainly to sea-level movements, to form the outline of the continent th...
€34.00
This handy 8-page fold-out guide is designed to help readers identify and learn about 39 common minerals found around the world. A mineral is a naturally occurring element or chemical compound that has a crystal structure and was formed by natural processes such as volcan...
€3.00
The book brings you on a fantastic journey around Europe, showing the different properties of water that vary by country, informing you about several benefits of water on the basis of its body's composition. It describes fantastic places where your body and your mind can be ...
€15.00
Landscape and Rocks of the Burren (2008). A special sheet of the Bedrock 1:50,000 map series. A map of the geology of the Burren area with photographs of the landscape and key geological localities marked. The reverse of the map depicts how the rocks were formed.
€5.00
Over the many millennia that the human race has inhabited our planet, a use has been found for almost everything that is to be found on it. However, since the Industrial Revolution, many of the resources that we have come to rely on are being depleted, some at an alarming ra...
€22.00
On the rock at the top of the sea cliffs on Valentia Island is a fossil trackway. This booklet explains what exactly a tetrapod is and how this fossil trackway was formed. Many other questions are answered and the booklet also contains a list of references for those who wish...
€1.00
This Booklet is a visual exploration of the geological heritage of County Waterford. An audit of the places of geological and landscape importance in 2011 documented numerous different sites. Some of the fascinating stories told by the rocks, minerals and fossils in these sp...
€10.00
A report published by GSI in association with the Irish Landslides Working Group has found that the incidence of landslide events in upland areas of the country has been underestimated. The Landslides in Ireland Report is the culmination of a number of years work by the Grou...
€5.00
Volcanoes are one of the planet's most awesome and yet seductive spectacles, evoking a host of emotions from fear and fascination, to sorrow and suspence. Gentle or terrible, they may bring fertility and fortune, or equally they may destroy and sterilise. This book sets o...
€10.00
Europe's Major Base Metal Deposits, published by the Irish Association for Economic Geology, contains 28 technical contributions dealing with the geology of Europe's diverse base metal ore deposits and a geological map showing Europe's principal base, precious and ferrous me...
€10.00
Introducing Tectonics, Rock Structures and Mountain Belts is written to explain the key concepts of tectonics and rock structures to students and to the interested non-specialist, especially those without a strong mathematical background. The study and understanding of geolo...
€22.00
This history is conveniently divided into six parts, each of which corresponds to a decade (chronological interval) and a successive layering of events (or a 'stratigraphy') is described in each, hence the subtitle of this volume. It documents many of the activities of the I...
€6.00
People have been fascinated by minerals since prehistory. The attractions of minerals lie in their colours, their beautiful crystals and the discoveries of their uses and the metals that can be obtained from them. Minerals receive attention from a wide variety of people: min...
€21.00
Author: Dr Veronica Miller Format: Hardback Extent: 160pp Size: 210mm x 155mm Illustrations: Colour throughout Published: 2013 Publisher: Albertines Kennedy Publishing
€25.00
Leinster – in the east and southeast of Ireland – is a land of rocks that spell out the Palaeozoic history of Britain and Ireland. This book explains the geology of Leinster and leads the geological tourist to the more accessible sites and outcrops revealing its history. ...
€22.99
The Wild Plants of Bere, Dursey, Whiddy and other Islands in Bantry Bay puts on record the variety of wild plants found in Ireland's most famous natural harbour. This part of West Cork is famed for its dramatic scenery, mild climate and sub-tropical gardens, and both land an...
€20.00
Gold examines all aspects of this most prized metal, from its scientific properties and mineralogy, to the myths that surround it and the eventful history of its exploitation. The allure of gold has captured human imagination and inspired legends throughout history, from...
€10.00
The Burren in County Clare contains one of the densest concentrations of archaeological remains in Ireland. Many people are daunted by the prospect of reading about ‘stones and bones’; this guide makes the stones and bones of the Burren understandable by telling the stories ...
€10.00
The newest EuroGeoSurveys publication "Minerals in your life" is an educational book that highlights the importance of minerals in numerous aspects of daily life. Fifty-one top expert geologists contributed to communicate the fascinating qualities of 30 minerals.
€15.00
Stone, Water and Ice, A geology trip through the Burren, takes you through the evolution of the Burren from the start of its formation over 300 million years ago when it was the seabed of a tropical ocean, through tectonic plate activity, ice ages, rises and falls in sea lev...
€9.00
In Ireland there are 269 mountain summits that are 600 metres or higher, and with a prominence of 15 metres or more. These are The Vandeleur-Lynams. And there are 404 summits with an elevation of at least 500 metres, with a prominence of 30 metres or more. We call these The ...
€13.00
This book is written primarily as a resource for teachers but will also be of interest to members of the general public who would like to know a little more about rocks and the origins of the landscapes of Ireland. The book attempts to describe and explain the geography a...
€10.00
Connemara and Mayo form an area known for stunning scenery and this guidebook describes some of the region's best and most spectacular walks. A wide variety of walks and terrains are covered: easy two-hour walks on surfaced paths; two- to three-hour ?at island and coastal wa...
€15.00
The Story of Wicklow's Gold In 1795, the chance discovery of a nugget was immediately followed by a gold rush as people were drawn by the prospect of picking up instant wealth from Wicklow's Goldmine River. Gold has always been mankind's enduring passion, and long after ...
€20.00
The MacGillycuddy's Reeks are Ireland's highest mountains with Carrauntoohil tallest at 1039m. Occupying about 100 square km., they stretch from the picturesque Gap of Dunloe in the east to Glencar in the west. Attracting over 25,000 walkers annually, they are a wonderful pl...
€15.00
G.L. Herries Davies (1995). The Geological Survey of Ireland (GSI) is one of the world's oldest Geological Surveys. It was founded in 1845, but its roots extend back a further twenty years to 1825. In this volume a distinguished Irish earth scientist and historian of science...
€5.00
The northwest of Ireland provides a diversity of walks, from the wild, untamed landscape of Donegal to the gentler hills and green valleys of Sligo and Leitrim. This guidebook describes 27 walks of various grades, accompanied by quality photographs and specially drawn maps. ...
€15.00
In many parts of the world the weather forms a daily topic of conversation, In others it hardly changes from one week to the next. However, human life is governed by the weather which affects much of our activity, from farming to fishing and from shopping to holiday-making. ...
€14.00
Whether a leisurely rambler or a serious hill walker, there’s a good chance you’ve visited or plan to visit at least one of Ireland’s County High Points. While this special set of Irish hills and mountains continues to attract more visitors each year, they’ve never had a wal...
€18.00
Gemstones have been a source of facination for many thousands of years, from the fiery brilliance of diamond and the soft iridesence of pearl to tough jade gems once used in weapons and pink topaz that was popular in Victorian jewelery. This book looks at each of the worl...
€10.00
This revised guide presents top-class walking routes in Northern Ireland. From rugged mountain peaks to spectacular coastal scenery, from challenging hill walks to shorter woodland and waterside excursions, there is something for everyone. Every part of the region is covered...
€15.00
The book explains how amber is formed, where it is found and how to distinguish genuine amber from fakes. It describes its many uses, both in art and science, and recounts the elusive search for DNA from insect inclusions. Amber is a remarkable substance that originates ...
€12.00
West Cork is a place apart, with its unique combination of ?ora, fauna, history and landscape, and is quietly explored by large numbers of visitors annually. This guide to some of the best low-level walks in the region has clear descriptions and engaging commentaries on natu...
€15.00
We live on a small planet that revolves round an unexceptional star - the Sun - which is one of the hundred billion stars that populate our galaxy. Of the many billions of galaxies that lie within range of our most powerful telescopes, some are so remote that their light has...
€15.00
What better way to open up the world of fossils to your kids than with this engrossing activity book. Games, including a maze, dot-to-dot and double page create-your-own-fossil-dig, are interspersed with fascinating facts that provide an exciting introduction into how fossil...
€5.00
Geologists are among that group of scientists who must factor the passage of time into their investigations and they thus have a perspective on time that sets them apart from many other researchers. The proposition that geological time is vast, encompassing thousands of mill...
€37.00
Meteorites are rocks from space that have fallen to the Earth's surface. Once considered bad omens, they are now recognised as giving us a unique insight into the nature of material that was present at the formation of the solar system. In Meteorites, leading experts from th...
€12.00
Bedrock Geology of Ireland, compiled by B. McConnell and S. Gatley (2006) Size: 830mm X 1100mm
€5.00
A new detailed (1:25,000) geological map, cross-sections and descriptions are presented of a large part of Joyces Country, consisting of Connemara Dalradian Schists unconformably overlain by both Silurian (Upper Llandovery to Wenlock) and Carboniferous (Tournaisian to Lower ...
€8.00
The Written in Stone television series was commissioned by GSI and aired on RTE in 1995 and again in 2006. The DVD was produced as part of GSI's celebration of 150 years in existence. The DVD describes the geology of Ireland, beautifully illustrated and explained by one of I...
€25.00
Volcanoes have contributed in large part to the formation of the Earth's crust and atmosphere--and are intimately tied to the history of humanity. The most ancient civilizations of Europe have preserved the imprint of these spectacular and often terrifying phenomena. The exp...
€33.00
Author: Tony Waltham Visit some of the natural world’s most awe-inspiring surroundings in Great Caves of the World. This visual feast tours 28 of the most spectacular caves from across the globe, each chosen for its unique appeal. Format: Hardback Extent: 112pp Size:...
€18.00
Sherkin Island Marine Station has promoted the understanding and appreciation of Ireland's marine environment since 1975 and has published Ireland's Hidden Depths to showcase this truly captivating world. Explore, with nature photographer and author Paul Kay, the beautifu...
€18.00
Created within volcanic lava, some agate dates back 545 million years. It forms within cavities in the rock, taking on distinctive shapes and colours all over the world according to local geology. This is an indispensable resource for anyone with a fascination for agates...
€20.00
The Giants Causeway is the best known geological feature of the North Antrim coast, but there are many other sites of considerable interest. This book explains the geology of the area in a global context placing them in the context of plate tectonics. It relates how the rock...
€12.00
Meath's natural landscape shows a myriad of hills, hollows, rivers, streams and boglands that together illustrate a fascinating geological history. The bedrock of the county records ancient events, while the landscape form itself has been sculpted by galcier ice during the l...
€20.00
Why a book on the Building stones of belfast? Not all buildings are made of concrete and glass. The use of natural stone for construction and ornamentation offers the opportunity to view a remarkable range of local and imported rock-types. Belfast's Buildings between them di...
€10.00
Unravel and interpret our rich fossil records with Fossil Invertebrates, a marvellously detailed and accessible resource. Fossil Invertebrates is a window into the ancient Earth when the seas teemed with ammonites, corals, sponges, molluscs, crinoids and trilobites. The s...
€30.00
River and canal walks can have special appeal, the scenery always changing due to flowing water, weirs, locks and the changing countryside. Ireland's rivers and canals are rich in wildlife, history and folklore, and many can be explored on mostly flat, little-used trails. Th...
€12.00
Presented in an accessible, user-friendly format, this atlas sets out all the major features revealed during one of the largest ever deep-sea mapping campaigns. A unique insight into the morphology of the seabed along the continental margin of the North-East Atlantic, it rev...
€80.00
In ten of Dublin’s most historic buildings, we encounter the great periods of building activity, the people involved in their construction and the institutions that inhabited them. Behind the façades is the story of Dublin. The buildings are Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin C...
€18.00
A Beginner's Guide to Ireland's Wild Flowers Have you ever wanted to put a name to the wild flowers you see about you every day, or while on a walk, or on holiday? With the help of this pocket-sized guide, you will be able to do just that. Beginners of all ages will be i...
€7.50
This book builds on the first edition of twenty years ago. Its brings together the expertise of speleogists, cartographers, single rope experts, photographers and speleogeneticists, together with contributions by hydrogeologists, bat experts, conservationists and etymologist...
€12.00
Irish Association for Economic Geology Irish Minerals Industry Review of the Decade 1980-1990
€10.00
The Cave and Limestone Scenery of the North of Ireland.
€12.00
General Soil Map Second Edition Scale: 1:575,000 Approx; A3 Size
€8.00