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Careers that Change the World
10 Pack: Careers that Change the World brochures
AGI/SEG

AGI in collaboration with the Society of Exploration Geophysicists created an educational brochure for high school students about career opportunities in the geosciences. This 10-page, colorful brochure entices students with vibrant pictures and catchy phrases designed to interest students and introduce them to the geosciences, emphasizing the diversity of career opportunities and positive impacts that geoscientists have on the world.

Workforce Factoid 2011
10 Pack: U.S. Geoscience Today and in the Next Decade flyers
AGI

This 1-page informational flyer explains the current status, challenges and future goals of the geoscience community for recruiting and retaining students into the discipline and their transition into the geoscience workforce. Complete with easy to read statistics and eye-catching pictures, this informational flyer is perfect for handing out to students, teachers, faculty or parents to emphasize the need for geoscientists now and in the future.

Careers that Change the World
100 Pack: Careers that Change the World brochures
AGI/SEG

AGI in collaboration with the Society of Exploration Geophysicists created an educational brochure for high school students about career opportunities in the geosciences. This 10-page, colorful brochure entices students with vibrant pictures and catchy phrases designed to interest students and introduce them to the geosciences, emphasizing the diversity of career opportunities and positive impacts that geoscientists have on the world.

Workforce Factoid 2011
100 Pack: U.S. Geoscience Today and in the Next Decade flyer
AGI

This 1-page informational flyer explains the current status, challenges and future goals of the geoscience community for recruiting and retaining students into the discipline and their transition into the geoscience workforce. Complete with easy to read statistics and eye-catching pictures, this informational flyer is perfect for handing out to students, teachers, faculty or parents to emphasize the need for geoscientists now and in the future.

Aggregate and the Environment
William H. Langer, Lawrence J. Drew, Janet S. Sachs

Aggregate resources are vital to our way of life because they are the major raw materials used in construction of roads, rail lines, bridges, hospitals, schools, airports, factories, and homes, but the mining and processing of natural resources such as aggregate commonly raises concerns about potential environmental impacts. Nevertheless, we must have access to a readily available supply of high quality aggregate if we wish to maintain our current lifestyle.

Americas Increasing Reliance on Natural Gas: Benefits and Risks of a Methane Economy
America's Increasing Reliance on Natural Gas: Benefits and Risks of a Methane Economy
Timothy Oleson

This report summarizes the presentations and discussions from the November 2014 American Geosciences Institute (AGI) Critical Issues Forum on natural gas. The two-day meeting examined many dimensions of America's Increasing Reliance on Natural Gas: Benefits and Risks of a Methane Economy and considered two major questions: Is a natural gas-dominant economy achievable in North America? Would a natural gas-dominant economy be desirable?

Association of State Geologists Centennial History: 1908-2008
James C. Cobb

This centennial volume was prepared in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Association of American State Geologists. As an organization, AASG is unique because it is a remarkable reflection of the Nation, embodying all the state and regional similarities and differences, with each state having one vote.

Bibliography of Geoscience Theses
AGI

The Bibliography identifies over 62,000 doctoral and masters' theses for degrees granted through 1988. Theses are arranged alphabetically by author, with each entry including title, degree-granting institution, degree, number of pages, and year. The Bibliography also includes a listing by degree-granting institution, a listing by geoscience category, and a subject and geographic index. Printed on acid-free paper.

Careers for Geoscientists CD-ROM
AGI

Explore the world of the earth sciences through the experiences of professional geoscientists. Learn about the day-to-day responsibilities and issues that geoscientists face working in a variety of industries with a diversity of job options. Find out what to expect after completing a geoscience degree, and how to prepare for tomorrow's job market.

Careers for Geoscientists Video (VHS)
AGI

The Careers for Geoscientists video introduces the breadth of scope of the geosciences, including atmosphere, oceans, and the solid-Earth. Through interviews with individual practicing geoscientists discussing current projects, the nature of a career working in the geosciences is revealed. A discussion of the opportunities and adventures of travel, working outdoors, and using state-of-the-art technology is presented through this rare glimpse into the work-a-day world of geoscientists.

Environmental Awareness Series - Coal and the Environment
Coal and the Environment
S. F. Greb, C. F. Eble, D. C. Peters, A. R. Papp

Coal is the world’s most abundant fossil (hydrocarbon) fuel, occurring in 37 of the 50 U.S. states. Today, 90 percent of the 1.1 billion short tons of coal produced in the United States each year are used for electricity generation; contributing 51 percent of U.S. electrical energy needs. Coal resources are also essential in the production of steel and other heavy industrial processes, such as the production of cement.

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Confessions of an Energy Price Forecaster
John Tobin

This morning you balanced your checkbook with an automatic withdrawal of over $400 for gas and electric for your 4,000-square-foot home. On your way to the airport you filled up your SUV for over $70. You are spending a lot more than you spent last year for practically everything you purchase. You're mad and want to know what's going on. Are you being gouged? Do the energy companies really earn obscene profits?

Dawn of the Anthropocene
Dawn of the Anthropocene: Humanity's Defining Moment
George A. Seielstad

We live at a time of extraordinary opportunity to be welcomed and not feared. Few generations are granted the chance to change the course of civilization; nearly all are entrapped to travel a well-established path along which the future is let happen rather than created. Not so for current generations who must quickly depart from the past.

Dictionary of Geological Terms, 3rd Edition
Edited by Robert L. Bates and Julia A. Jackson

Contains 8,000 terms and definitions that cover the core vocabulary of the earth sciences. This edition includes more than 1,000 new terms; accurate definitions without technical jargon; hyphenation and pronunciation guide; commonly used abbreviations; and a geologic time and life chart.

Dictionary of Mining and Mineral Terms
Dictionary of Mining, Mineral, and Related Terms, 2nd Edition
AGI

The second edition, containing 28,500 terms, incorporates the technological developments and environmental regulations that have changed the minerals industry so dramatically. It is the culmination of a 5-year effort incorporating not only standard mining-related terms but also terms in peripheral areas, such as the environment, marine mining, leaching, pollution, automation, health and safety. Many of these terms now have a legal definition based on law or regulation.

Dinosaurs: The Science Behind the Stories
Edited by Judith G. Scotchmoor, Dale A. Springer, Brent H. Breithaupt, and Anthony R. Fiorillo

Using dinosaurs to illustrate the nature and methods of science, leading paleontologists relate how we know what we know. Follow their fascinating journey as they work through multiple lines of evidence that have led to new hypotheses, discoveries, and understandings of the history of life on Earth.

DGD 2013
Directory of Geoscience Departments 2013, 48th Edition
Carolyn Wilson

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The 50th Edition is now available!

Directory of Geoscience Departments 2015, 50th edition
Directory of Geoscience Departments 2015, 50th edition
Carolyn Wilson

The Directory of Geoscience Departments (DGD) has been published annually by AGI since 1955. This publication lists all U.S., and most Canadian and Mexican, academic geoscience programs and a growing number of programs around the world. Each department listing contains faculty, faculty specialities, faculty degree information, enrollments, and degrees awarded. In addition, the DGD now has sections related to U.S. federal agencies and geological surveys.

Earth and Environmental Science Speller
AGI

Data file contains over 15,000 geoscience and environmental science terms. The speller can be installed either as topical components, or the entire set of terms, providing flexibility for lower-end systems. The speller has had all terms currently in the distribution dictionaries for WordPerfect and Microsoft Word removed, improving reliability of the speller.

Earth from Space
Andrew K. Johnston

Earth From Space shows how satellite imaging — also called remote sensing — works and showcases some of the most extraordinary photographs ever published. In the mid-1990s a new generation of satellites began to orbit the Earth. More powerful and accurate than ever, they can record the effects of human and natural forces, and how the planet is changing through time can be clearly seen.

Earth Science Week 2012 Kit
Earth Science Week 2012 Toolkit - Discovering Careers
AGI

2012 Earth Science Week theme is "Discovering Careers in the Earth Sciences." Order yours today!

The Earth Science Week 2012 Toolkit includes:

Earth Science Week 2013 Kit
Earth Science Week 2013 Toolkit - Mapping Our World
AGI

Earth Science Week 2013 Toolkit

The kit contains everything you need to prepare for Earth Science Week (October 13-19, 2013), which celebrates the theme “Mapping Our World.”

The Earth Science Week 2013 Toolkit includes:

Earth Science Week Patch (Pack of 10)
AGI

Earning an Earth Science Week Activity Patch is a great way for youth groups (Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, 4-H Clubs, Campfire USA, YMCA, etc.) and event planners to participate in Earth Science Week (ESW).

EARTH Workforce Special
EARTH Workforce Geoscience Careers magazines (Pack of 10)
EARTH Magazine

This 32-page mini-magazine includes career information about the geosciences, such as salaries, employment outlook, and the wide range of geoscience careers available. One section describes career opportunities in the geosciences, while reprints of articles from Geotimes and EARTH Magazine give examples of geoscience professionals on the job in a variety of fields.

Evolution and the Fossil Record
John Pojeta, Jr. and Dale A. Springer

Evolution and the Fossil Record, an eye-catching booklet produced by the American Geological Institute in cooperation with the Paleontological Society, aims to help the general public gain a better understanding of one of the fundamental underlying concepts of modern science.

Faces of Earth
Faces of Earth DVD Set
AGI

Faces of Earth is a 4-hour high-definition television series about the ever-changing planet we live on. The only thing constant on Earth is change and Faces of Earth examines this phenomenon through the eyes of those that know it best - geoscientists. Explore how through time the forces of nature have continuously remade Earth - giving it many distinct faces through history, and many new ones into the future.

Geologic Necktie
Geologic Map Necktie

AGI now features this stunning 100% silk necktie featuring a N-S swath from the Arctic Island at the north, southward through Hudson Bay, across the Great Lakes region, over the Mississippi embayment and ends at the tip of the Mississippi delta. The colors depict varying ages of bedrock underlying North America.

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Geology, Hydrology & History of the Washington, DC Area
Edited by John E. Moore and Julia A. Jackson

This useful guide will interest anyone who is curious about the natural history of our nation's capital. Twenty articles, including a walking tour of Pennsylvania Avenue, cover little-known aspects of the physical and cultural history of the city. Numerous black-and-white photographs, maps, and diagrams enhance the text.

GeoRef Serials List
GeoRef Serials List

The List contains all the serials covered in the popular GeoRef database and is arranged in two sections: by title and by publisher. 
Unbound paper; 3-hole punched; 8.5 x 11"; 713 pp.

GeoRef Thesaurus, 11th Edition
GeoRef Thesaurus 11th Edition
Edited by Barbara A. Goodman

The 11th edition of the GeoRef Thesaurus is the guide to the 30,800 controlled vocabulary terms used in GeoRef, of which approximately 1,780 are new. The Thesaurus is an indispensable tool for efficient searching of the GeoRef database. It provides synonyms and term relationships, including hierarchies for rocks, fossils, geologic age and other systematic terms with guidelines for searching, dates of addition, and usage notes.

Geoscience Handbook: AGI Data Sheets 4th, Revised Edition
J. Douglas Walker and Harvey A. Cohen

One of the best-kept secrets in geology is this handy compilation of geological information. The essential reference for geoscientists in the field, office, or lab, The Geoscience Handbook provides quick reference for the key metrics and concepts, as well as short tutorials on subjects that may not be familiar to all geoscientists. The Handbook covers diverse subjects, from geophysics to geologic map symbols to GPS usage, and everything in between!

Geowriting, 5th Revised Edition
Edited by Robert L. Bates, Marla D. Adkins-Heljeson, and Rex C. Buchanan

This introduction to writing, editing, and printing will help students and scientists cope with a process that many dread - the process that starts with a decision to write something for publication. Although Geowriting has been prepared especially for authors and editors working in the earth and environmental sciences, the publication provides useful information for any writer or editor.

Glossary of Geology, Fifth Edition Revised
Glossary of Geology, 5th Edition (revised)
Edited by Klaus K.E. Neuendorf, James P. Mehl, Jr., and Julia A. Jackson

AGI is proud to feature this Fifth REVISED edition of the Glossary of Geology. This indispensable reference tool contains nearly 40,000 entries, including 3,600 new terms and nearly 13,000 entries with revised definitions from the previous edition. The revisions represent both advances in scientific thought and changes in usage and they make this 800+ page hardbound a must for any earth science professional or student.

Glossary of Hydrology
Edited by William E. Wilson and John E. Moore

This glossary is perfect for anyone who must think and write concisely about hydrology. Hydrologists, environmentalists, or any professional geoscientists, engineer, or student can use it to define their research in current terminology. With more than 4,000 terms, many with background information, the Glossary of Hydrology will be an invaluable addition to your reference library.

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Hubble: The Mirror on the Universe
Robin Kerrod and Carole Stott

After 17 years, 25,000 astronomical targets and more than 700,000 images, the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) continues to return images and data that amaze astronomers. Within the past few months alone, the Hubble has revealed a gold mine of just-formed star systems in the newborn Universe, provided detailed views of a second red spot emerging on Jupiter, and confirmed that monster black holes lurk at the center of galaxies.

Im a Geoscientist t-shirt
I'm a Geoscientist t-shirt - size Extra Large
AGI

Wear your pride in the geosciences with this all-cotton "I'm a Geoscientist" t-shirt. Its heavy duty fabric is perfect for the field, the classroom or lounging about the house!!

Comes in one color - black - in sizes small, medium, large, extra large and XXL. Shirts will shrink some after washing.

For more information on being a geoscientist, go to www.americangeosciences.org/im-a-geoscientist.

Im a Geoscientist t-shirt
I'm a Geoscientist t-shirt - size Large
AGI

Wear your pride in the geosciences with this all-cotton "I'm a Geoscientist" t-shirt. Its heavy duty fabric is perfect for the field, the classroom or lounging about the house!!

Comes in one color - black - in sizes small, medium, large, extra large and XXL. Shirts will shrink some after washing.

For more information on being a geoscientist, go to www.americangeosciences.org/im-a-geoscientist.

Im a Geoscientist t-shirt
I'm a Geoscientist t-shirt - size Medium
AGI

Wear your pride in the geosciences with this all-cotton "I'm a Geoscientist" t-shirt. Its heavy duty fabric is perfect for the field, the classroom or lounging about the house!!

Comes in one color - black - in sizes small, medium, large, extra large and XXL. Shirts will shrink some after washing.

For more information on being a geoscientist, go to www.americangeosciences.org/im-a-geoscientist.

Im a Geoscientist t-shirt
I'm a Geoscientist t-shirt - size Small
AGI

Wear your pride in the geosciences with this all-cotton "I'm a Geoscientist" t-shirt. Its heavy duty fabric is perfect for the field, the classroom or lounging about the house!!

Comes in one color - black - in sizes small, medium, large, extra large and XXL. Shirts will shrink some after washing.

For more information on being a geoscientist, go to www.americangeosciences.org/im-a-geoscientist.

Im a Geoscientist t-shirt
I'm a Geoscientist t-shirt - size XXL
AGI

Wear your pride in the geosciences with this all-cotton "I'm a Geoscientist" t-shirt. Its heavy duty fabric is perfect for the field, the classroom or lounging about the house!!

Comes in one color - black - in sizes small, medium, large, extra large and XXL. Shirts will shrink some after washing.

For more information on being a geoscientist, go to www.americangeosciences.org/im-a-geoscientist.

Illustrated Dictionary of Earth Science CD-ROM
American Geological Institute and Tasa Graphic Arts, Inc.

Based on the authoritative Glossary of Geology, 4th Edition from the American Geological Institute, this long awaited CD-ROM offers quick access to up-to-date definitions of 8,700 geoscience terms, with over 2,000 photographs, illustrations, and animations and more! Students, teachers, hobbyists, and professionals alike will find this handy dictionary informative and educational.

Living with Karst - A Fragile Foundation
George Veni, Harvey DuChene, Nicholas C. Crawford, Christopher G. Groves, George N. Huppert, Ernst H. Kastning, Rick Olson, Betty J. Wheeler.

Although the term "karst" is not widely known, nearly 25% of the world's population lives in karst areas. Living With Karst, the 4th book in the AGI Environmental Awareness Series vividly illustrates what karst is and why karst areas are important. The booklet also discusses karst-related environmental and engineering concerns, guidelines for living with karst, and sources of additional information.

Living on Unstable Ground
Living with Unstable Ground
Thomas Holzer

Most of us take the stability of the ground for granted. However, many ongoing natural processes and human activities, and occasionally complex combinations of both, displace the ground. Whether ground displacements are large and catastrophic or small and slow, their cumulative impact during the lifetimes of humans or civilizations may be large and destructive. Parts of every state in the United States are affected by these instabilities of the ground.

Mapping America: Exploring the Continent
Frank Jacobs and Fritz Kessler

Mapping America: Exploring the Continent is a beautifully illustrated survey of America’s cartographic landscape, featuring an array of maps that document its development, from early engravings, to the latest satellite technology.

Meeting Challenges with Geologic Maps
William A. Thomas

The first geologic map was prepared to solve a practical problem involving the distribution of different types of rocks at and near the Earth’s surface, and that is still the reason geologic maps are made today. Geologic maps are our most important and complete compilation of information about the solid Earth we live on, and we cannot understand the Earth without them. We use geologic maps and the fundamental information they provide in many ways.

Meeting Environmental Challenges with Remote Sensing Imagery
Meeting Environmental Challenges with Remote Sensing Imagery
Rebecca L. Dodge and Russell G. Congalton

Recognizing environmental change is critical to social and economic development. Over the last 50 years, advances in remote sensing imagery have increased our ability to identify and track these changes over time.

Metal Mining and the Environment
Metal Mining and the Environment
Travis L. Hudson, Frederick D. Fox, Geoffrey S. Plumlee

The booklet, Metal Mining and the Environment, and the colorful companion poster offer new tools for raising awareness and understanding of the impact and issues surrounding metal mining and the environment. The 64-page full-color booklet contains a copy of the poster which includes a student activity on the back.

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Minerals - Foundations of Society 3rd Edition
Ann P. Dorr and Alma Hale Paty

In this richly illustrated 96-page volume, the authors provide an objective overview of non-fuel minerals and the critical role they play in societies throughout the world. Written in a reader friendly style, Minerals - Foundations of Society describes the significance, origin, and distribution of minerals as well as the economic, political and social issues affecting the development and use of mineral resources.

Natural Resources GIS of Russia CD-ROM
GlavNIVC

The Natural Resources GIS of Russia provides CD-ROM access to regional-scale geoscience data. With the CD, users can prepare customized maps for specific applications. The Russian Ministry of Natural Resources compiled and developed this powerful new research tool in cooperation with the U. S. Geological Survey.