Education Resources for Paleontology

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There are an ever growing number of resources available from the USGS and elsewhere for teachers, students, scientists, and others who are interested in paleontology and related earth and biological science disciplines.

USGS Resources

General Information and Teaching Sources

General Interest Publications

General interest publications are prepared by the USGS to provide information about the earth sciences, natural resources, and the environment. Publications dealing with paleontology, historical geology, and geologic time include:

Dinosaur button icon Dinosaurs: Facts and Fiction. Ronald J. Litwin, Robert E. Weems, and Thomas R. Holtz, Jr., 1995. Answers to some frequently asked questions about dinosaurs, with current ideas and evidence to correct some long-lived popular misconceptions.
Fossil Bed button icon Fossils, Rocks, and Time. Lucy E. Edwards and John Pojeta, 1994. How the study of fossils and sedimentary rocks help scientists to reconstruct the history of Earth.
Geologic Time button icon Geologic Time. William L. Newman, 1994. A review of the concept of geologic time and how it is measured.
Volcano button icon This Dynamic Earth: The Story of Plate Tectonics. W. Jacquelyne Kious and Robert I. Tilling, 1996. A brief introduction to the concept of plate tectonics.

To obtain information about other USGS publications, or to order these or other USGS products, contact your nearest Earth Science Information Center (ESIC), call 1-888-ASK-USGS (275-8747), or contact:

USGS Information Services
P.O. Box 25286, Building 810
Denver Federal Center
Denver, CO 80225
303-202-4700; Fax 303-202-4693

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