Download the BGS Earthwise magazines

The BGS magazine, Earthwise, is intended for everyone with an interest in the earth sciences, whether amateur or professional. Readers include consultant geologists, lecturers, teachers, and students all over the world.

UK government austerity measures mean that, along with many other public sector organisations, we need to make some savings. So, from issue number 26, we won't be printing Earthwise magazine. We hope to publish a print edition in the future, but in the meantime you can read Earthwise online, as individual articles or the entire magazine.

Photograph of the cover of Earthwise Issue 26, 175th anniversary edition 175th anniversary edition
Issue 26 13.4 MB
Photograph of the cover of Earthwise Issue 25, Essentials of life Essentials of life
Issue 25 6.35 MB



Photograph of the cover of Earthwise Issue 20, Modern geological mapping Modern geological mapping
Issue 20 5.30 MB

Photograph of the cover of Earthwise Issue 18, Geology and planning Geology and planning
Issue 18 5.99 MB
Photograph of the cover of Earthwise Issue 17, Geology and health Geology and health
Issue 17 4.12 MB

Photograph of the cover of Earthwise Issue 15, New Perspectives New Perspectives
Issue 15 2.72 MB

Photograph of the cover of Earthwise Issue 14, Geohazards Geohazards
Issue 14 2.05 MB
Photograph of the cover of Earthwise Issue 13, Sustainability Sustainability
Issue 13 1.84 MB

Photograph of the cover of Earthwise Issue 12, Minerals Minerals
Issue 12 3.25 MB
Photograph of the cover of Earthwise Issue 11, The BGS and Europe The BGS and Europe
Issue 11 8.2MB

Photograph of the cover of Earthwise Issue 10, Geology for the Community Geology for the Community
Issue 10 9.51 MB
Photograph of the cover of Earthwise Issue 09, The coastal zone The coastal zone
Issue 9 7.8MB




Photograph of the cover of Earthwise Issue 02, Groundwater Groundwater
Issue 2 18.4MB