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Earth Sciences on the Internet

Geologic map


Earth Science World

Here you'll find Earth data from around the world, images from the Earth Science World Image Bank, geoscience books, and interactive geologic time scale and information on careers in the geosciences. This site is a service of the American Geological Institute (AGI).

Resources for Earth Science and Geography Instructors

This website is great for teachers and learners.  It contains links which are organized alphabetically around the sequence of topics typically taught in an introductory earth science or physical geography class. Links are also available for environmental science, earth science/geography education, career opportunities, and more. The sites selected are based on image quality, ease with which lesson plans can be developed, organization, authenticity, scope, and format. Check EARTH SCIENCE ANIMATIONS below for over 200 animations relating to the earth sciences.  

Paleontology Portal

This site is a resource for anyone interested in paleontology, from the professional in the lab to the interested amateur scouting for fossils to the student in any classroom.  Images and links that you see as you browse through the site have been reviewed and selected for quality by one or more members of the Editorial Board, following the guidelines of the established editorial policy.  This site was produced by the University of California Museum of Paleontology, the Paleontological Society, the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology, and the United States Geological Survey.

US Geological Survey

A multi-disciplinary science site that focuses on biology, geography, geology, geospatial information, and water.

Volcano World

VolcanoWorld has been the Internet's leading source of information about volcanoes since January 1995. Each year VW serves about 4 million different users, including grade school kids, teachers, college students, professors, researchers, government scientists and the general public.

Western Waters

The Western Waters Digital Library (WWDL) is sponsored by the Greater Western Library Alliance (GWLA). The current version of the WWDL is the result of a two-year pilot project funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services. The vision of the WWDL is to become a comprehensive digital information resource about water in the western United States. The WWDL will continue to grow by adding materials and increasing both geographic coverage and contributing institutions as the project develops.