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Geology: A Self-Teaching Guide         Books about Geology - L-Z

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 ]

The Lab Book: Problem Solving in Geology  Laboratory Manual for Physical Geology  Laboratory Manual for Physical Geology  Laboratory Manual in Physical Geology  Laboratory Studies in Earth History

A Land in Motion:  California's San Andreas Fault  Late Palaeozoic and Early Mesozoic Circum-Pacific Events and Their Global Correlation  The Life and Death of Planet Earth  The Little Book of Planet Earth  Living with Earthquakes in California: A Survivor's Guide  Living With Earthquakes in the Pacific Northwest

Looking into the Earth:  An Introduction to Geological Geophysics  Magnitude 8  Major Impacts and Plate Tectonics: A Model for the Phanerzoic
Evolution of the Earth's Lithosphere  Making of the Earth:  Geological Forces That Shape Our Planet  The Man Who Found Time: James Hutton and the Discovery of Earth's Antiquity  Manual of Applied Field Hydrogeology

Manual of Mineral Science  Manual of Mineralogy  The Map That Changed the World : William Smith and the Birth of
Modern Geology  Marine Geology Korean Seas  McGraw-Hill Concise Encyclopedia of Earth Science  McGraw-Hill Concise Encyclopedia of Geoscience  Mediterranean Desertification: A Mosaic of Processes and Responses  Meteorites and Their Parent Planets

Microbial Sediments  Microscopic Properties and Processes in Minerals  Mind over Magma: The Story of Igneous Petrology  Mineralogy [paperback]  Mineralogy: A Geologist's Point of View

Mineralogy: In the System of Earth Sciences  Minerals in Thin Sections  Minerals of Nevada  Minerals of the World (Princeton Field Guides)  Minerals : Their Constitution and Origin  Minnesota's Geology

Model Validation: Perspectives in Hydrological Science  Modelling of Minerals and Silicated Materials   Models in Environmental Research  The Monterey Formation: From Rocks to Molecules [paperback]  Mountains: Geology, Natural History, and Ecosystems

Multilayered Aquifer Systems: Fundamentals and Applications  Mysteries of Terra Firma: The Age and Evolution of the Earth  The Nature of Diamonds  The New Madrid Earthquake:  Geography and Geology of the Southeast
Missouri Lowlands  No Apparent Danger: The True Story of Volcanic Disaster at Galeras
and Nevado del Ruiz

Northwest Exposures: A Geologic Study of the Northwest  Not by Fire but by Ice:  Discover What Killed the Dinosaurs...and
Why It Could Soon Kill Us  On the Way to Component-Based 3D/4d Geoinformation Systems  Ore Microscopy and Ore Petrography  Origin of Igneous Rocks  The Origin of Mountains [paperback]

Origin of the Earth and Moon  Origins: The Evolution of Continents, Oceans and Life  Out of the Crater  Oxford Companion to the Earth  Pages of Stone: Geology of Grand Canyon & Plateau Country National Parks & Monuments

Paleoclimatology: Reconstructing Climates of the Quaternary  Paradoxes in Geology  Peperite  Permian-Triassic Evolution of Tethys and Western Circum-Pacific  Petrogenesis of Metamorphic Rocks  Petrography of Igneous and Metamorphic Rocks

Petroleum Geology of Azerbaijan and the South Caspian Basin  Petrology: Igneous, Sedimentary, and Metamorphic  Petrology: The Study of Igneous, Sedimentary and Metamorphic Rocks  Phase Diagrams for Geoscientists  Physical Geology

Physical Geology:  Earth Revealed  Physical Geology: Exploring the Earth (4th edition)  Physics and Modelling of Wind Erosion  Physics Meets Mineralogy: Condensed-Matter Physics in Geosciences  Planet Earth

Plate Tectonics: An Insider's History of the Modern Theory of the Earth  Potassic Igneous Rocks and Associated Gold-Copper Mineralization  The Practical Geologist  Practical Geostatistics:  Modeling and Spatial Analysis (with CD-ROM)  Practical Geostatistics 2000

Practical Geostatistics 2000, Answers to the Exercises  Principles of Environmental Geochemistry  Principles of Geoarchaeology: A North American Perspective  Principles of Geochemistry  Principles of Geophysics

Principles of Hydrogeology  Principles of Paleoclimatology  Principles of Physical Sedimentology  Principles of Sedimentary Basin Analysis  Principles of Sedimentology and Stratigraphy

Principles of Seismology  Principles of Stratigraphy  Quaternary Climates, Environments and Magnetism  Quantitative Geophysics and Geology  Radiogenic Isotope Geology  Raging Planet: Earthquakes, Volcanoes, and the Tectonic Threat to Life on Earth

Reading the Earth - Landforms in the Making  Regolith Geology and Geomorphology: Nature and Process  The Rejection of Continental Drift: Theory and Method in American Earth Science  Remote Sensing and Image Interpretation  The Remote Sensing Data Book  Remote Sensing for Geologists: A Guide to Image Interpretation

Remote Sensing for Site Characterization (Methods in Environmental Geology)  Remote Sensing Geology  Rise and Fall of San Diego: 150 Million Years of History Recorded in Sedimentary Rocks  Rivers and Floodplains: Forms, Processes, and Sedmentary Record  Roadside Geology and Biology of Baja California  Roadside Geology of Alaska  Roadside Geology of Arizona

Roadside Geology of Colorado  Roadside Geology of Hawai'i  Roadside Geology of Idaho  Roadside Geology of Indiana  Roadside Geology of Maine  Roadside Geology of Massachusetts

Roadside Geology of Montana  Roadside Geology of New Mexico  Roadside Geology of Northern and Central California  Roadside Geology of Oregon  Roadside Geology of Texas  Roadside Geology of Utah

Roadside Geology of Vermont and New Hampshire  Roadside Geology of Virginia  Roadside Geology of Washington  Roadside Geology of Wyoming  Rock-Forming Minerals in Thin Section  Rock Magnetism  The Rock Physics Handbook: Tools for Seismic Analysis in Porous Media

Rocks and Minerals (Collins Wild Guide)  Rocks and Minerals (Peterson Field Guides)  Rocks and Minerals: A Field Guide and Introduction to the Geology and Chemistry of  Rocks and Minerals: An Explore Your World Handbook  Rocks and War: Geology and the Civil War Campaign of Second Manassas  Rocks from Space:  Meteorites and Meteorite Hunters

Rocks, Minerals and Fossils of the World  Rocks, Minerals and Resources  Sandstone Diagenesis: Recent and Ancient  Sediment Flux Modeling  Sedimentary Basins: Evolution, Facies, and Sediment Budget  The Sedimentary Record of Sea-Level Change

Sedimentary Rocks in the Field  Sedimentology and Stratigraphy  Seismic Waves and Sources  The Seismicity of Central America  Shoemaker by Levy  Simon and Schuster's Guide to Gems and Precious Stones

Simon and Schuster's Guide to Rocks and Minerals  Soils and Geomorphology  Soils and Sediments: Mineralogy and Geochemistry  The Southwest Inside Out: An Illustrated Guide to the Land and Its History  Statistics and Data Analysis in Geology  Statistics for Petroleum Engineers and Geoscientists

Statistics of Earth Science Data  Strength and Weathering of Rock As Boundary Layer Problems  Structural Geology of Rocks and Regions  Structural Geology of the Colorado Plateau Region of Southern Utah, With Special Emphasis on Deformation Bands  A Student's Guide to Earth Science:...  Surviving Galeras

Techniques in Archaeological Geology  Techniques of Modern Structural Geology, Volume 2: Folds and
Fractures  Techniques of Modern Structural Geology, Volume 3: Applications of
Continuum Mechanics in Structural Geology  Tectonic Geomorphology: A Frontier in Earth Science  Telecourse Guide for Earth Revealed: Introductory Geology

Terrain Analysis:  Principles and Applications  Tertiary History of the Grand Canon District  Theory of Linear Poroelasticity with Applications to Geomechanics and Hydrogeology  3-D Structural Geology: A Practical Guide to Surface and Subsurface Map Interpretation  Time-Series Analysis and Cyclostratigraphy: Examining Stratigraphic Records of Environmental Cycles  Time's Arrow/Time's Cycle: Myth and Metaphor in the Discovery of Geological Time  Tracers in Geomorphology  Traces of Time (An Exploratorium Book)  Transport Modelling in Hydrogeochemical Systems

Traveling America's Loneliest Road: A Geologic and Natural History
Tour through Nevada along U.S. Highway 50  Underfoot: A Geologic Guide to the Appalachian Trail  Unsaturated Zone Hydrology for Scientists and Engineers  Upheaval from the Abyss: Ocean Floor Mapping and the Earth Science
Revolution  Voices of the Rocks: A Scientist Looks at Catastrophes and Ancient Civilizations

Volcanism  Volcano Cowboys: The Rocky Evolution of a Dangerous Science  Volcanoes  Volcanoes (A Firefly Guide)  Volcanoes:  Crucibles of Change

Volcanoes: Fire from the Earth  Volcanoes in America's National Parks  Volcanoes in Human History: The Far-Reaching Effects of Major Eruptions  Volcanoes of Northern Arizona:  Sleeping Giants of the Grand Canyon Region  Volcanoes of the Solar System  Volcanology

The Voyage of the Beagle: Journal of Researches into the Natural History and Geology of the Countries Visited During the Voyage of H.M.S. Beagle Round the World  Vulcan's Fury: Man Against the Volcano  Why the Earth Quakes: The Story of Earthquakes and Volcanoes  Windows into the Earth:  The Geologic Story of Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks  Written In Stone:  A Geological History of the Northeastern United States  X-Ray Diffraction and the Identification and Analysis of Clay Minerals

Geology -- Children / K-12 Level

Earthquakes (Watts Library: Earth Science)  Earthsteps: A Rock's Journey Through Time  Eyewitness: Rocks & Minerals  Geology Crafts for Kids: 50 Nifty Projects to Explore the Marvels of Planet Earth  Geology Rocks!: 50 Hands-On Activities to Explore the Earth  History of the Earth: Geology, Ecology, and Biology  Janice Vancleave's Earth Science for Every Kid: 101 Easy Experiments That Really Work

A Journey Through Time  1,001 Facts about Rocks and Minerals (Backpack Books)  Our Patchwork Planet: The Story of Plate Tectonics  Probing Volcanoes  Rocks and Minerals (Eyewitness Books)

Rocks and Minerals (Reader's Digest Pathfinders Series)  Rocks, Gems, and Minerals  Rocks, Gems, and Minerals (Watts Library: Earth Science)  Shaping the Earth  Visiting Volcanoes With a Scientist (I Like Science)  Volcanoes: Journey to the Crater's Edge

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