The American Geosciences Institute is providing open full text access to the abstracts from the 35th International Geological Congress that was held in Cape Town, South Africa in August 2016. This collection covers nearly 4000 abstracts from the program.
“Geoscience Librarianship 101” – a free workshop on earth science information resources – will be presented by the Geoscience Information Society on Saturday, September 24 in Denver, Colorado. Registration is open to all information professionals as well as students in library and information studies.
The American Association of Geographers has proposed a new Advanced Placement course in Geographic Information Science and Technology (AP GIS&T) which has been designed to "introduce high school students to the fundamentals of geographic information science and applications of powerful geospatial technologies for spatial analysis and problem solving." Currently 250 attestations from high schools, and 100 colleges and universities are needed to make this a reality.
This publication is volume 11 of the Society’s Concepts in Sedimentology and Paleontology Series. The book, authored by by Arthur J. Boucot, Chen Xu, and Christopher R. Scotese, is now available in print or digital (CD) formats at the Society’s Bookstore. Review copies can be requested from Howard Harper (email@example.com).
The importance of minerals in our everyday lives cannot be underestimated. “The Consumer's Guide to Minerals” is a different take on them. Rather than focusing on visual and physical properties, this book explores minerals’ myriad uses in scientific research, manufacturing, medicine and many commercial applications some of which may even shock you.
The Guide is available for $4.99 in digital format from AGI (epub), Amazon.com (Kindle), Apple iBookstore and the Google Play Store.