Books

These books have inspired me and others as we have walked and trekked across Scotland. The Call of The Mountains suggests relevant websites, and further books.

[Note: To do: links not yet included; use following syntax: http:// www.amazon.co.uk/ exec/obidos/ASIN/isbn/affiliate-link-ID where isbn is like 186197650X]
Title and linkAuthorComment
Hill-walking
The MunrosCameron McNeishA fantastic starter, great maps though they lack detail
Walking the Munros, Vols 1 aand 2Steve KewExcellent detail to follow when walking – I tear out the pages and take them with me
The MunrosScottish Mountaineering ClubDefinitive
Mountaineering in ScotlandW.H.MurrayWritten as a POW, on lavatory paper. Then re-written after confiscation. Stunning
The High Mountains of Britain and IrelandIrvine ButterfieldComprehensive, but some routes out-dated (beware of forests!).
Top Treks of the WorldSteve Razzetti (Ed)Will tempt you
Geology
Scotland: a landscape fashioned by geologyScotland Natural HeritageA brilliant series; succinct and great diagrams
Ben Nevis and Glencoe: a landscape fashioned by geologyScottish National HeritageIconic part of a valuable series
Granite and Grit: a Walker's Guide to the Geology of the British MountainsRobert TurnbullAccessible and engaging treatment by an experienced walker
Weighing the WorldEdwin DansonA good account of the Schiehallion experiment and context
Hutton's Arse: 3 Billion Years of Extraordinary Geology in Scotland's Northern HighlandsM.H.RiderA great page-turner
The Geology of ScotlandN.H.TrewinExpensive but authoritative
Natural Heritage Zones: Earth SciencesScotland Natural HeritageOutstanding (and free) resource covering all eco- aspects of Scotland
Other
The Prince in the HeatherEric LinklaterFollow the Young Pretender across the hills!
Mountains of the MindRobert MacfarlaneWidely read, and rightly so
The Dam Builders: Power from the GlensJim MillerComprehensive account of the technology, love it or hate it
The Highland ClearancesJohn PrebbleMoving account of a tragic episode
Landscape and MemorySimon SchamaPuts it all in perspective
Scottish Hill Names: Their Origin and MeaningPeter DrummondAdd depth to your map-reading