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Tuesday, 15 April 2014
Geology in Verse - book of poetry by RSGS Member
An RSGS member, Norma Allan, has produced a book of humorous poems on geology called Geology in Verse. Here Norma explains the book and its genesis.
“My book consists of 25 poems covering a wide range of topics ranging from schistosity and solifluction to granite, volcanoes and earthquakes. Each poem is accompanied by text and photos provided by Angus Miller, an Open Studies geology tutor at
There are also short pieces on famous figures of geology and a few witty geo
quips from various sources." Edinburgh University
“For those unfamiliar with geology, my book is a great introduction to some of the basics and an enormously enjoyable way to learn a bit about the subject. Through the word-play and humour are woven accurate facts on each topic, and the accompanying texts are user-friendly without much complex detail."
“I first started writing poems on geology when I was studying it as part of a training as a Blue Badge Scottish Tourist Guide. I was captivated by the language, as I hope you will be.”