Current BGS Publications Catalogue

Cover of the current BGS Catalogue of geological maps and books

Download the current BGS catalogue of books, maps and data.

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The catalogue is available to download in one pdf file or by individual sections as listed below.

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Individual sections

  • Introducing geology pdf, 0.96MB
    This section features geological books for the non-specialist and posters.
  • Small scale geological maps pdf, 0.55MB
    Small scale geological maps section, listing the range of UK North and South maps and books, and UK geological poster maps.
  • Regional guides pdf, 0.48MB
    Regional guides describe UK onshore and offshore geology at the regional level.
  • 1:50 000 scale geological maps pdf, 0.52MB
    1:50 000 scale geological maps section, contains UK geological maps covering England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.
  • Geological memoirs and sheet explanations pdf, 0.60MB
    Geological memoirs and sheet explanations; this section contains explanatory books which describe the geology of England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.
  • 1:250 000 scale geological maps pdf, 0.27MB
    These maps cover UK onshore and offshore geology at 1:250 000 scale.
  • Specialist publications pdf, 0.79MB
    Specialist publications section contains UK maps and reports on the following subject areas: geochemistry, geophysics, hydrogeology and minerals.
  • International publications pdf, 0.43MB
    International publications include a wide range of geological maps of the world at different scales.

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