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Laboratory Manual for Physical Geology         Books about Geology

Here is an alphabetical list of books about Geology, Rocks, Minerals, Earthquakes, Volcanoes, and some other related geosciences topics, compiled by a science librarian, that are currently available (in print). Click on the image or title for additional information and availability (purchases are provided by The list is frequently updated; so check back often.


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[ Here is a separate list for books about Gems and Minerals ]

[ Here is a separate list for books about Mining ]

Titles A-K

Active Tectonics and Alluvial Rivers  Advanced Mineralogy 3: Mineral Matter in Space, Mantle, Ocean Floor,
Biosphere, Environmental Management, and Jewelry  Advances in Seismic Event Location  Aeolian Environments, Sediments and Landforms  America's National Parks: The Spectacular Forces That Shaped Our Treasured Lands

The Anatomy of Nature: Geology and American Landscape Painting,
1825-1875  Ancient Environments and the Interpretation of Geologic History  Annals of the Former World  Applications and Investigations in Earth Science  Applied Chemical Hydrogeology

Applied Geomorphology: Theory and Practice  Applied Geostatistics  Applied Hydrogeology  Applied Sedimentology  Applied Subsurface Geological Mapping  Archaeomineralogy

Aspects of Multivariate Statistical Analysis in Geology  Aspects of Tectonic Faulting  Assembling California  Atlantic Rifts and Continental Margins  Atlas of Igneous Rocks and Their Textures

Atlas of Rock-Forming Minerals in Thin Section  Basement Regions: Reports of a French School of Geomorphology  Basic Geological Mapping  Basic Methods of Structural Geology: Part I, Elementary Techniques,
Part II, Special Topics  Basin and Range

Beneath Our Feet: The Rocks of Planet Earth  Big Bend Vistas: A Geological Exploration of the Big Bend  Building Planet Earth:  Five Billion Years of Earth History  California Earthquakes: Science, Risk and the Politics of Hazard
Mitigation  California Geology  Canyon Country Geology

Caribbean Basins (Sedimentary Basins of the World)  Cataclysms on the Columbia: A Layman's Guide to the Features Produced by the Catastrophic Bretz Floods in the Pacific Northwest  Catalogue of Meteorites  Clay-Mineral Cements in Sandstones  Coal Geology  Coastal Geomorphology: An Introduction

Coasts: Form, Process and Evolution [paperback]  A Color Atlas of Carbonate Sediments and Rocks Under the Microscope  A Color Atlas of Rocks and Minerals in Thin Section  The Colorado Plateau: A Geologic History  A Compendium of Geochemistry  Computational Subsurface Hydrology - Reactions, Transport, and Fate  The Complete Mineral Encyclopedia

Contaminant Hydrogeology  The Control of Nature  Cretaceous Environments of Asia  Current Perspectives in Geology (2000 edition)  Dana's Minerals and How to Study Them  Dana's New Mineralogy: The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana
and Edward Salisbury Dana  Data Analysis in the Earth Sciences Using Matlab  Data Visualization in the Geosciences

The Deep Hot Biosphere:  The Myth of Fossil Fuels  Denial of Disaster: The Untold Story and Photographs of the San Francisco Earthquake and Fire or 1906  Devil in the Mountain: A Search for the Origin of the Andes  A Dictionary of Earth Sciences  Dictionary of Geological Terms  Dictionary of Geology and Mineralogy

Discovering the Geology of Baja California: Six Hikes on the Southern Gulf Coast  The Dynamic Earth: An Introduction to Physical Geology  Dynamics of Rockslides and Rockfalls  Early Earthquakes of the Americas  Earth Almanac: An Annual Geophysical Review of the State of the Planet (August 2001)

Earth: An Introduction to Physical Geology  Earth: Inside and Out  Earth Matters: The Earth Sciences, Philosophy, and the Claims of Community  Earth Science  Earth Science Demystified  Earth Science the Easy Way

Earth Story: The Forces That Have Shaped Our Planet  The Earth System  The Earth System: Global-Regional Linkages  Earth Systems: Processes and Issues  Earthquake Thermodynamics and Phase Transformation in the Earth's Interior

Earth's Materials: Minerals and Rocks  Earthshaking Science: What We Know, and Don't Know, About Earthquakes  Earthshock  Elemental Geosystems (With CD-ROM)  Elements of Petroleum Geology

Encyclopedia of Earth System Science  Encyclopedia of Earthquakes and Volcanoes  Encyclopedia of Geology  Environmental Applications of Geochemical Modeling  Environmental Geology  The Essential Atlas of Fossils and Minerals  Essentials of Geology

Evolution of The Earth  Evolving Earth: Plate Tectonics  Exercises in Physical Geology  Exploring Earth  Exploring Geology on the Isle of Arran: A Set of Field Exercises That Introduct the Practical Skills of Geological Science

The Facts on File Earth Science Handbook  Familiar Rocks and Minerals North America  Faulting in Brittle Rocks: An Introduction to the Mechanics of Tectonic Faults  Ferdinand V. Hayden:  Entrepreneur of Science  Field Geophysics

The Field Guide to Geology  Field Guide to the Geology of Eastern North America [paperback]  A Field Manual for the Amateur Geologist  Fire, Faults, & Floods: A Road & Trail Guide Exploring the Origins of the Columbia River Basin  Fire in the Sea: The Santorini Volcano: Natural History and the Legend of Atlantis  Fire Mountains of the West: The Cascade and Mono Lake Volcanoes

Florida's Geological Treasures  Fluorescence: Gems and Minerals Under Ultraviolet Light  Fractals and Dynamic Systems in Geoscience  Fundamentals of Geophysics  Furious Earth: The Science and Nature of Earthquakes, Volcanoes, and Tsunamis

Fuzzy Logic in Geology  Gems and Crystals: From the American Museum of Natural History  Geochemistry of Hydrothermal Ore Deposits  Geochemistry: Pathways and Processes  Geodynamics of the Lithosphere: An Introduction

Geologic Maps: A Practical Guide to the Preparation and
Interpretation of Geologic Maps  Geological Hazards: A Sourcebook  Geological Methods in Mineral Exploration and Mining  Geological Structures and Maps: A Practical Guide  Geological Well Logs: Their Use in Reservoir Modeling

Geology (by Frank H. T. Rhodes)  Geology: A Self-Teaching Guide  Geology: An Introduction to Familiar Rocks, Minerals, Gemstones and Fossils  Geology and Hydrogeology of Carbonate Islands  Geology and Mineral Resources of the Santa Catalina Mountains, Southeastern Arizona: A Cross-Sectional Approach: With Map  Geology and the Environment, With Infotrac

Geology Explorer (TM) (CD-ROM)  The Geology of Cornwall: And the Isles of Scilly  The Geology of Devon  The Geology of Florida  Geology of Oregon

The Geology of Stratigraphic Sequences  Geology of the American Southwest: A Journey Through Two Billion Years of Plate Tectonic History  Geology of the Lewis and Clark Trail in North Dakota  Geology of the North Cascades: A Mountain Mosaic  The Geology of the Parks, Monuments, and Wildlands of Southern Utah  Geology of the Sierra Nevada  Geology Terms in English and Spanish / Terminologia Geologica en
Espanol y Ingles

Geology Underfoot in Central Nevada  Geology Underfoot in Death Valley and Owens Valley  Geology Underfoot in Illinois  Geology Underfoot in Southern California  Geomorphology, Human Activity and Global Environmental Change  Geomorphology of the Tropics  Geophysical Data Analysis: Discrete Inverse Theory

Geophysical Fluid Dynamics  GeoRef Thesaurus, 9th edition  Geosciences, Environment and Man  Geostatistics for Natural Resources Evaluation  Geosystems  Glacial Geomorphology and Geology

Glaciers and Glaciation  Glaciers of California: Modern Glaciers, Ice Age Glaciers, the Origin of Yosemite Valley, and a Glacier Tour in the Sierra Nevada  Global Biogeochemical Cycles in the Climate System  The Granite Landscape: A Natural History of America's Mountain
Domes, from Acadia to Yosemite  Groundwater

Groundwater in Geologic Processes  Guidebook to Geology of Anchorage, Alaska  Handbook of Beach and Shoreface Morphodynamics  Handbook of Rocks, Minerals, and Gemstones  The Highland Geology Trail  Hiking Arizona's Geology

Hiking Colorado's Geology  Hiking Oregon's Geology  Hiking the Grand Canyon's Geology  Hiking the Southwest's Geology: Four Corners Region  Hiking Washington's Geology  Historical Geology: Evolution of Earth and Life Through Time With Infotrac  The History and Dynamics of Global Plate Motions

The Holocene: An Environmental History  Hydrogeology of Crystalline Rocks  The Ice Finders: How a Poet, a Professor, and a Politician Discovered the Ice Age  Ice Sheets and Late Quaternary Environmental Change [hardcover]  Idaho Minerals: The Complete Reference and Guide...  IGARSS 2000 International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium: Taking the Pulse of the Planet: The Role of Remote Sensing in Managing the Environment  Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology

Igneous Petrology  The Impact of Geology on the United States: A Reference Guide to Benefits and Hazards  Impact Stratigraphy: The Italian Record  In Search of Ancient Oregon: A Geological and Natural History  Interpreting Pre-Quaternary Climate from the Geologic Record

Interpreting the Landscape: Recent and Ongoing Geology of Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks  An Introduction to Applied and Environmental Geophysics  An Introduction to Fossils and Minerals: Seeking Clues to the Earth's Past  Introduction to Geomagnetic Fields  Introduction to Geophysical Formation Evaluation

An Introduction to Grand Canyon Geology  An Introduction to Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology  Introduction to Mineralogy  Introduction to Optical Mineralogy  Introduction to the Physics of the Earth's Interior  An Introduction to the Rock-Forming Minerals  James Hutton: The Founder of Modern Geology  The Key to Earth History: An Introduction to Stratigraphy 

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