The Society publishes, and/or supports publication of, biographies of New Zealand geologists. Coming soon: Edward Davis.
Hochstetter's Nelson Diary Authors: Mike Johnston, Sascha Nolden & Leonore Hoke
Geoscience Society of New Zealand Miscellaneous Publication 132
German geologist Ferdinand von Hochstetter is regarded by many as the Father of New Zealand Geology. Arriving in New Zealand in 1859, he...
A Geologist Remembers: Recollections of Fieldwork by Maxwell Gage and Simon Nathan (1999).
GSNZ Miscellaneous Publication 102.
This 52 page book covers the experiences of Max Gage working for the New Zealand Geological Survey between 1935-1947 in many parts of New Zealand. We are very fortunate that Max kept a photographic record of his...
From Mountains to Meteorites by Brian Mason and Simon Nathan (2001).
GSNZ Miscellaneous Publication 109.
Brian Mason started his career as a geologist in New Zealand, and studied geochemistry in Oslo and Stockholm. His pioneering "Principles of Geochemistry" has been read by many generations of geochemists. From...
Harold Wellman: A Man who moved New Zealand by Simon Nathan (2005).
Victoria University Press, with financial support from GSNZ.
A limited number of books is available at a special price $20. This book usually retails at $49.95 in bookstores, however Simon Nathan has generously donated some stock to the Geological Society of...
The Real McKay by Graham Bishop 2008. Alexander McKay, a self-educated explorer who rose to the position of Government Geologist, is the folk hero of New Zealand geology. He was a key figure in laying the foundations for the high reputation New Zealand geological science enjoys internationally. He was also a...