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.
- Introducing geology
This section features geological books for the non-specialist and posters.
- Small scale geological maps
Small scale geological maps section, listing the range of UK North and South maps and books, and UK geological poster maps.
- Regional guides
Regional guides describe UK onshore and offshore geology at the regional level.
- 1:50 000 scale geological maps
1:50 000 scale geological maps section, contains UK geological maps covering England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.
- Geological memoirs and sheet explanations
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
These maps cover UK onshore and offshore geology at 1:250 000 scale.
- Specialist publications
Specialist publications section contains UK maps and reports on the following subject areas: geochemistry, geophysics, hydrogeology and minerals.
- International publications
International publications include a wide range of geological maps of the world at different scales.
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reference materials, newsletters and magazines, datasets, software, screen savers and much more.