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Vermont Geological Society Book List, July 2010

The following list includes books for children, adults, geologists, and the layperson. The books were recommended by members of the Vermont Geological Society for Earth Science Week 2002 and updated in 2010.

Atlantic Geoscience Society, 2001, The Last Billion Years: A Geological History of the Maritime Provinces of Canada, Nimbus Publishing, Halifax, NS

Brown, Rebecca A., ed., 2009, Where the Great River Rises, An Atlas of the Upper Connecticut River Watershed in Vermont and New Hampshire, Dartmouth College Press, Hanover, NH

Bryson, Bill, 2003, A Short History of Nearly Everything, Broadway Books, NY

Dann, Kevin, 1989 , Traces on the Appalachians: A Natural History of Serpentine in Eastern North America, Rutgers University Press

Decker, Robert and Decker, Barbara, 1997, Volcanoes, W.H. Freeman and Company

Fortey, Richard, 2004, Earrth, An Intimate History, Randon House

Fortey, Richard, 2000, Trilobite: Eyewitness to Evolution, Knopf

Keay, John, 2001, The Great Arc: The Dramatic Tale of How India was Mapped and Everest Was Named, Harper Perennial

Kohnke, Helmut and Franzmeier, D.P., 1995, Soil Science Simplified, Waveland Press

Little, Richard, 1986, Dinosaurs, Dunes, and Drifting Continents: The Geohistory of the Connecticut Valley, Earth View (MA)

McPhee, John, 1981, Annals of the Former World, Farrar, Strauss and Giroux

McPhee, John, 1983, In Suspect Terrain, Farrar Straus and Giroux (re-issue 1998 in paperback by Econo-Clad Books)

McPhee, John, 1990 , In Control of Nature, Noonday Press

McPhee, John, 1990, Encounters with the Archdruid, Noonday Press

McPhee, John, 1991, Rising from the Plains, Noonday Press

McPhee, John, 1994, Assembling California, Noonday Press

McSween, Harry J., 1999, Meteorites and their Parent Planets, Cambridge University Press

Morrison, Taylor, 2001, The Great Unknown, Houghton Mifflin Co.

Officer, Charles and Page, Jake, 1993, Tales of the Earth: Paroxsysms and Perturbations of the Blue Planet, Oxford University Press

Powell, John Wesley, 2002, The Exploration of the Colorado River and its Canyons, National Geographic Society

Raymo, Chet and Raymo, Maureen E., 2001: Written in Stone: A Geological History of the Northeastern United States (2nd Edition), The Globe Pequot Press, Old Saybrook, CT.

Rolando, Victor, 1992, 200 Years of Soot and Sweat: the Geology and Archeology of Vermont's Iron, Charcoal, and Lime Industries, Vermont Archaeological Society, Burlington, VT

Stevens, C.J., 1997, The Next Bend in the River, John Wade Publishing

Strahler, Arthur N., 1988, A Geologist's View of Cape Cod, Parnassas Imprints

Van Andel, Tjeerd, 1994, New Views of an Old Planet: A History of Global Change, Cambridge University Press

Van Diver, Brad, 1987, Roadside Geology of Vermont and New Hampshire, Mountain Press Publishing

Wieshampel, David B. and Young, Luther, 1996, Dinosaurs of the East Coast, Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, MD

Winchester, Simon, 2001, The Map the Changed the World, Harper Collins

Children/Young Readers Books

Blobaum, Cindy, Illustrated by Michael P. Kline, 1999, Geology Rocks--50 Hands-on Activities to Explore the Earth, Williamson Publishing

Christian, Peggy, Illustrated by Barbara Hirsch Lember, 2000, If You Find a Rock, Harcourt

Cole, Joanna, Illustrated by Bruce Degen, 1989, The Magic School Bus Inside the Earth, Scholastic Trade

Gibbons, Gail, 1998, The Planet Earth: Inside Out, Mulberry Books

Hiscock, Brian, 1999, The Big Rock, Aladdin Paperback

Hooper, Meredith, Illustrated by Christopher Caody and Chris Coady, 1996, The Pebble in My Pocket: A History of Our Earth, Viking Childrens Books

Hurst, Carol Otis, 2001, Rocks in his Head, Greenwillow

Kerley, Barbara, Illustrated by Brian Selznick, 2001, The Dinosaurs of Waterhouse Hawkins, Scholastic Trade

Martin, Jacqueline, Illustrated by Mary Azarian, 1998, Snowflake Bentley, Houghton Mifflin Co.

Prager, Ellen, J., Illustrated by Nancy Woodman, 2002, Sand, National Geographic Society

Thorson, Kristine and Thorson, Robert, Illustrated by Gustav Moore, 1998, Stone Wall Secrets, Tilbury House, Gardiner, ME

Vancleave, Janice, 1991, Janice Vancleave's Earth Science for Every Kid: 101 Easy Experiments that Really Work, John Wiley

 

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