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Env. & Earth Sci. Books
- The Library of Congress classification system is used to group
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- G Geography. Atlases & Maps
- G 70.4 Remote Sensing
GA Cartography & Math Geography
- GB Physical Geography
400-GB 649 Geomorphology
- GB 651-GB 2998 Hydrology
- GE Environmental Sciences
GF Human Ecology
GT Manners & Customes
GV Recreation & Leisure
- QA Math
- QB Astronomy
- QC Physics
- QD Chemistry
- QE Geology
- QE 28 Historical Geology
- QE 36 Geologic Maps & Mapping
QE 38 Environmental Geology
- QE 511 Plate Tectonics
- QE 351-QE 399 Mineralogy
- QE 471 Sedimentary Geology
- QE 514 Geochemistry
- QE 601-QE 613 Structural Geol.
- QE 901-QE 996 Paleobiology
- QH Biology
- QK Botany
- QL Zoology
- QM Human Anatomy
- QP Physiology
- QR Microbiology
- R Medicine
- S 590-S 599 Soils
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Earth Science Encyclopedias
Encyclopedia of Earth System Science by
Call Number: QE5 .E514 1991 vol. 1-4
Publication Date: 1991-10-01
This encyclopedia stresses human interaction with all environments on and surrounding the earth, including geologic processes from pure geology to the atmosphere and space.
Encyclopedia of Paleontology by
Call Number: Reference QE703 .E523 1999
Publication Date: 1999-12-01
This encyclopedia includes 328 articles ranging from aardvark fossils to a biography of Chinese vertebrate paleontologist Yang Zhungjian. Each entry lists works cited and further reading; biographies list major publications. Finding aids include alphabetic and thematic lists of entries, a list of contributors, and general and taxonomic indexes.
Encyclopedia of Geology by
Call Number: Reference QE5 .E516 2005
Publication Date: 2004-12-16
This unrivaled, five-volume work covers all aspects of geology including earth history, earth materials, surface processes, regional geology, economic geology, engineering geology, petroleum geology, geochemical and mineral exploration, history of geology, and more.
Sciences of the Earth by
Call Number: QE11 .S38 1998 v.1-2
Publication Date: 1998-04-01
This surveys the history of geosciences to show the evolution of ideas about the earth. Disciplines (geology, geography, geophysics, oceanography, meteorology, etc.) cover 230-plus articles that describe historical explanations of earthly occurrences, important institutions, major historical issues, and topics that do not fall within mainstream science such as occult philosophy and magic. The emphasis is on Western science, although some other cultures are represented.
Encyclopedia of Minerals by
Call Number: QE355.R6
Publication Date: 1974-09-01
This book describes approximately 2,200 minerals, and includes some color photos and drawings. Each mineral includes the chemical classification/structure, crystal system, class, space group, lattice constants, diffraction lines, optical constants, Mohs hardiness, density, cleavage, habit, color-luster, occurrence/location, and references.
Color Encyclopedia of Gemstones by
Call Number: QE392 .A69 1987
Publication Date: 1987-02-01
This encyclopedia includes pictures of every major and minor gem in the world. It incorporates technical data about precious stones: dispersion, types of refraction, specific gravity, types of cutting, etc.
Call Number: QE392 .W37
Publication Date: 1995-02-14
Most of the gems include a detailed account of the physical and optical properties of gem materials, plus the theory and use of instruments used in gem-testing.
Encyclopedia of Earthquakes and Volcanoes by
Call Number: QE521 .R58 2001
Publication Date: 2001-06-01
This contains over 1,000 listings range from historical volcanoes and quakes (both famous and obscure) to entries on specific seismic phenomena (parasitic cones to jökulhlaup) and general geological principles, such as plate tectonics and seismic wave types. The encyclopedia also contains a lengthy bibliography, a list of Internet resources, a chronological listing of notable quakes and eruptions, and a handful of unforgettable eyewitness accounts.
The Encyclopedia of Volcanoes by
Call Number: Reference QE522 .E53 2000
Publication Date: 1999-10-23
This impressive work covers all aspects of volcanism in nine thematic sections: origin and transport of magma, eruption, effusive volcanism, explosive volcanism, extraterrestrial volcanism, volcanic interactions, volcanic hazards, eruption response and mitigation, economic benefits and cultural aspects of volcanism.
Glossary of Geology by
Call Number: QE5 .G37 1973
Publication Date: 2005-01-01
This classic reference by the American Geological Society encompasses many subdisciplines of geology: Astrogeology (lunar, meteorites, etc.), cartography, crystallography, economic geology, engineering geology, geochemistry, geochronology, geomorphology, geophysics, hydrology, marine geology, meteorology, mineralogy, paleoclimatology, paleontology, volcanology, structural geology, etc.
Oxford Reference Online
Provides access to 100 well-known and trusted dictionaries and reference books, plus an encyclopedia, in a single cross-searchable web database. A broad range of subjects are covered, including language, quotations, science, medicine, humanities, the social sciences and business.
Access Science is an online science encyclopedia equivalent to the McGraw-Hill's Encyclopedia of Science & Technology. The tremendous resource has over 8,500 encyclopedia articles, 110,000 definitions, 15,000 illustrations and graphics, 2,000 biographies, and more.
The electronic version of the Encyclopaedia Britannica. An excellent starting point for almost any topic of research, the Britannica offers both concise descriptions, and longer, more comprehensive articles on a wide variety of topics.