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Earth Sciences - Recommended Sources

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An online reference collection, featuring full-text content from subject-specific reference titles. Do a keyword search of the whole collection or browse for a reference work by subject. Get help planning your research by visualising your topic with a concept map.

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This interdisciplinary volume is of use to anyone with an interest in the geological history of the Earth including researchers, students and geoscientists in the Earth and Environmental Sciences. It includes detailed maps and original diagrams. This interdisciplinary volume explains how plate motions and surface volcanism are linked to processes in the Earth's mantle, and to climate change and the evolution of the Earth's biota.

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This interdisciplinary title provides an entry point to the rapidly expanding field of paleoclimatology—the study of climates of the past.

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This encyclopedia has a very wide coverage of topics within the Quaternary sciences reflecting the complex and interdisciplinary nature of the science.

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This resource is an interdisciplinary module of regularly updated, peer reviewed ‘featured articles’ written by individuals or groups of experts in a particular field. The range of subject areas include Atmospheric Sciences, Bioscience, Energy and Natural Resources, Geoscience, Global Change, Hydrology and Oceanography. This contains Treatise of Geomorphology, Geophysics and Geochemistry.

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This collection consists of 130 titles covering a wide range of earth science and geography topics e.g. Encyclopedia of Natural Hazards.

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This landmark publication synthesizes recent understanding in modern geochemistry, from solar system evolution to environmental geochemistry. It is an invaluable resource for advanced students in geoscience and environmental science. 

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This fantastic resource has captured UK terrestrial TV and radio programmes from 2007 onwards for anyone in UK universities to watch for free. Look out for all the useful documentaries.

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The British Geological Survey is the Uk’s premier provider of objective and authoritative geoscientific data, information and knowledge to assist society in the use of natural resources, management of environmental change and development of resilience to environmental hazards.

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In collaboration with scientists from around the world, CREO has developed standardized criteria for analyzing extinctions that can be applied across diverse taxonomic groups. We are now in the process of organizing an effort to collect extinction data and analyze them against these criteria so that an accurate and comprehensive survey of recent extinctions can be produced.

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Digimap is a collection of EDINA services that deliver maps and map data of Great Britain. We have access to Digimap, Historic Digimap and Geology Digimap. A video guide is also available for this resource: https://www.youtube.com/user/EDINADigimap

Earth Sciences books can be found on the First Floor of the Library. Remember that you must use the Library Catalogue to find the books you want rather than just browsing the shelves.

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You may also find relevant resources listed under: Environmental Sciences and Geography.

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