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Web Sites

Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN)
CIESIN specializes in global and regional network development and science data management. The site has “metaresources” and a “metadatabase.”

The Earth Sciences Portal
This site, maintained by NASA, is a gateway to general information about the earth.

This is a great site for anyone interested in the earth sciences, including oceanography and astronomy. It contains career information and a list of job openings, including contract jobs, plus a lot of links. Earthworks also maintains a book and video store.


Dixon, Dougal. The Practical Geologist. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1992.
A clearly written, extensively illustrated guide to everyday geology, this book is highly recommended.
Smith, Peter J. The Earth. New York: MacMillan, 1986.
A beautifully illustrated geography-geology book that introduces its subject well.

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