To see accurate pricing, please choose your delivery country.
United States
All Shops

British Wildlife

8 issues per year 84 pages per issue Subscription only

British Wildlife is the leading natural history magazine in the UK, providing essential reading for both enthusiast and professional naturalists and wildlife conservationists. Published eight times a year, British Wildlife bridges the gap between popular writing and scientific literature through a combination of long-form articles, regular columns and reports, book reviews and letters.

Subscriptions from £33 per year

Conservation Land Management

4 issues per year 44 pages per issue Subscription only

Conservation Land Management (CLM) is a quarterly magazine that is widely regarded as essential reading for all who are involved in land management for nature conservation, across the British Isles. CLM includes long-form articles, events listings, publication reviews, new product information and updates, reports of conferences and letters.

Subscriptions from £26 per year
Good Reads  Earth System Sciences  Geosphere  Earth & Planetary Sciences: General

On Solid Ground Why the Earth Isn't as Controversial as You May Think

Popular Science
By: David W Goldsmith(Author)
200 pages, b/w illustrations
Publisher: Prometheus Books
On Solid Ground
Click to have a closer look
  • On Solid Ground ISBN: 9781633888302 Hardback Mar 2023 Not in stock: Usually dispatched within 6 days
Price: £19.99
About this book Customer reviews Biography Related titles

About this book

On Solid Ground is intended to inform a general audience about what geologists know about the earth. It will do so by telling the stories of the people who made the discoveries. It will also chronicle the doubters and nay-sayers who have worked so hard to undermine our understanding of the earth. We know, for example, that the earth is old, in part because William Smith created our modern system of dating fossils to win a bar bet. The warming properties of atmospheric carbon dioxide were first discovered by Eunice Newton Foote, when she wasn't pursuing her other passion – fighting for women's rights at Seneca Falls. We are sure the earth is round despite the efforts of Samuel Birley Rowbotham, a conman who convinced thousands of people that it was flat before moving on from science to sell bogus health tonics .

Each of its nine chapters will contain three things: the human story of a geologic controversy, an explanation of why geologists are so sure about the right answer to that controversy, and a short discussion of the logical fallacies being used by those still unwilling to accept geologic expertise

Customer Reviews


Dr Daivd Goldsmith is a palaeontologist with a PhD in geology from Harvard University and a B.S. in geology from Colgate University. Currently, he teaches at Westminster College, a liberal arts college in Salt Lake City, Utah, where he also serves as chair of the Geology Program. He has over 25 years of teaching experience in geology, palaeontology, and the history of science. Most of the material for this book comes from the lectures and class discussions that he has been refining throughout his career. He has won several awards for teaching, particularly his teaching in general education classes and history of science classes.

Popular Science
By: David W Goldsmith(Author)
200 pages, b/w illustrations
Publisher: Prometheus Books
Current promotions
Field Guide SaleNHBS Moth TrapNew and Forthcoming BooksBuyers Guides