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* Earth and Environmental Sciences: Background Information

A guide providing suggested resources and other information for research on the topics and subtopics of Earth and Environmental Sciences

KGS Website

The mission of KGS is to increase knowledge and understanding of the mineral, energy, and water resources, geologic hazards, and geology of Kentucky for the benefit of the Commonwealth of Kentucky and the nation.

Browsing the Book Shelves

If you would like to browse for books on your topic, use the LC classification for Geology.

QC 801-809 - Geophysics

QC 811-849 - Geomagnatism

QE 1-350 - General

QE 351-399 - Mineralogy

QE 420-499 - Petrology

QE 521-545 - Volcanoes & Earthquakes

QE 601-613 - Structural Geology

QE 640-699 - Stratigraphy

QE 701-760 - Paleontology

QE 761-899 - Paleozoology

QE 901-996 - Paleobotany

EES Departmental Website

The Department of Earth & Atmospheric Sciences will provide significant contributions to the UK goal of achieving Top 20 Public Research University status through:

  • Innovative and transformative research in earth and environmental sciences
  • Excellent education for future geoscientists and the general public
  • Service to humanity through expansion and dissemination of geoscience knowledge

USGS Website

The USGS is a science organization that provides impartial information on the health of our ecosystems and environment, the natural hazards that threaten us, the natural resources we rely on, the impacts of climate and land-use change, and the core science systems that help us provide timely, relevant, and useable information.