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Handbooks and Web Resources
Encyclopedia of Earth Science Series. Major reference work in the field, issued in parts. See also specific titles:
- Encyclopedia of coastal science. (Ref 551.457 Sch95) Dordrecht, The Netherlands : Springer, c2005
- Encyclopedia of environmental science. (Ref 333.7 AL26) Dordrecht ; Boston : Kluwer Academic Publishers, c1999
- Encyclopedia of field and general geology. (Ref 550.3 F495) New York :Van Nostrand Reinhold, c1988
- Encyclopedia of geomagnetism and paleomagnetism. (Ref 538.703 G932) Dordrecht : Springer, c2007.
- Encyclopedia of hydrology and water resources (Ref 551.48 H438) Dordrecht ; Boston : Kluwer Academic, 1998
- The Encyclopedia of structural geology and plate tectonics. (Ref 551.1 Se94) Publisher New York : Van Nostrand Reinhold, c1987
- Glossary of geology. (Ref 550.3 B319) Alexandria, Va. : American Geological Institute, c1987
- Companion encyclopedia of geography : from local to global. 2 vols. (Ref 910 D746) Publisher London : Routledge, 2007.
- California Geological Survey - Maps, hazards, reports, news.
- Geologic atlas of California. (Atlas Case 557.94 C128 GA ) San Francisco: California. Division of Mines and Geology
- California Department of Water Resources - Data and Reports including the Water Data Library. At the bottom, browse topics A-Z.
- California State Water Resources Control Board - Water quality, water rights.
- Geology of California. (Ref 557.94 N797) New York: Wiley, 1990.
- San Francisco Estuary Project. Local/State/Federal partnership to carry out the Comprehensive Conservation and management Plan for the San Francisco Bay-Delta Estuary. Includes An Introduction to the San Francisco Estuary and State of the Estuary Annual Reports (2008).
- California Water Atlas. (Ref oversize 912.794 K122) Sacramento: The Governor's Office, 1979.
Hydrology - Water Issues
- Rivers of North America. (Ref 551.483 B438) Amsterdam ; Boston : Elsevier/Academic Press, c2005
- Freshwater Issues. (Ref 333.91 Sm68) Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO, 2002.
- Water: science and issues. 4 vols. (GVRL online) New York: Macmillan, 2003.
- Hydrology and the management of watersheds. (ebrary ebook) Ames, Ia. : Wiley-Blackwell, 2012
- U.S. Geological Survey - News, reports, maps. Earthquake Hazards. Real-time maps.
- National Geologic Map Database - Standardized collection of maps from many sources, including USGS and Association of American State Geologists
- Berkeley Earth - Earth temperature and climate science data sets
Global Volcanism Program - From the Smithsonian.
Field Guides and Handbooks
Rocks and Minerals
The Library's field guides can be checked-out so they are useful in the field! Here is a selection:
- Minerals and rocks : exercises in crystal and mineral chemistry, crystallography, X-ray powder diffraction, mineral and rock identification, and ore mineralogy (2nd floor 549 K672). Hoboken, NJ : Wiley, c2008
- Sediments, diagenesis, and sedimentary rocks. Amsterdam ; Boston : Elsevier, 2005
- Igneous rocks: a classification and glossary of terms : recommendations of the International Union of Geological Sciences, Subcommission on the Systematics of Igneous Rocks. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2002
- Metamorphic rocks and their geodynamic significance : a petrological handbook. Boston : Kluwer Academic Publishers, c2002
- Deformation microstructures and mechanisms in minerals and rocks. Boston : Kluwer Academic Publishers, c2000
- The Audubon Society field guide to North American rocks and minerals. (2nd floor 549.1 C426) New York : Knopf, 1978
- Rocks and minerals of the San Francisco Bay region. (2nd floor 549.9 B675) Berkeley, University of California Press, 1966,c1962
- Franciscan and related rocks and their significance in the geology of western California. (2nd floor 557.94 C128 B183) San Francisco, 1964
- Earth materials : introduction to mineralogy and petrology. (2nd floor 549 K672e) New York : Cambridge University Press, 2013
- Introduction to mineralogy. (oversize, 3rd floor 549 N373) New York : Oxford University Press, 2000
- Principles of igneous and metamorphic petrology. (oversize, 3rd floor 552.1 P549) New York : Cambridge University Press, 2009.
- Geology and natural history of the San Francisco Bay Area : a field-trip guidebook : (2nd floor 557.94 St66 ) Menlo Park, Calif. : U.S. Dept. of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey, 2001
- Roadside geology of Northern and Central California / Alt, David D. (2nd floor 557.94 AL79a) Missoula, Mont. : Mountain Press, 2000
- Field guide to the geology and metamorphism of the Franciscan Complex and Western Metamorphic Belt of northern California. (2nd floor 557.94 Sch32) Sacramento, CA : California Dept. of Conservation, Division of Mines and Geology, 1992
- Geologic guidebook to the Point Reyes area, Northern California. (2nd floor 557.9462 B497) Ventura, CA : Pacific Section, American Association of Petroleum Geologists, c1990
- Scientific style and format: the CSE manual for authors, editors, and publishers. (Ref 808.0665 C832) Reston, VA: Council of Science Editors in cooperation with the Rockefeller University Press, 2006. CSE attempts to bring together the various styles used in the sciences.
- The Library's APA Style Guide provides a summary, or the 6th edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association is available in the Reference Room (Ref 150.149 Am35b). APA also has a blog with tips.
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