Geology

Geology is the science comprising the study of solid Earth, the rocks of which it is composed, and the processes by which they change. Geology can also refer generally to the study of the solid features of any celestial body (such as the geology of the Moon or Mars).

Grand Canyon
The Ends of the World: Supervolcanoes, Lethal Oceans, and the Search for Past Apocalypses
The Destruction of Pompeii, AD 79 (I Survived, #10)
Atlas of a Lost World: Travels in Ice Age America
The Great Quake: How the Biggest Earthquake in North America Changed Our Understanding of the Planet
Dark Matter and the Dinosaurs: The Astounding Interconnectedness of the Universe
The Ice Age: A Very Short Introduction
Island on Fire: The Extraordinary Story of a Forgotten Volcano That Changed the World
Tambora: The Eruption That Changed the World
Terra Tempo: The Four Corners of Time (Terra Tempo, #2)
The Last Volcano: A Man, a Romance, and the Quest to Understand Nature's Most Magnificant Fury
The Wood for the Trees: The Long View of Nature from a Small Wood
The Big Ones: How Natural Disasters Have Shaped Us (and What We Can Do about Them)
The Next Tsunami: Living on a Restless Coast
Adventures in the Anthropocene: A Journey to the Heart of the Planet We Made
The Map That Changed the World
Annals of the Former World
Krakatoa: The Day the World Exploded
Basin and Range
Earth: An Intimate History
A Short History of Nearly Everything
A Crack in the Edge of the World
Rising from the Plains
The Story of Earth: The First 4.5 Billion Years, from Stardust to Living Planet
Assembling California
The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History
Reading the Rocks: The Autobiography of the Earth
The Seashell on the Mountaintop: A Story of Science, Sainthood, and the Humble Genius who Discovered a New History of the Earth
The Control of Nature
Principles of Geology

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Down here the layers of earth are comforting like blankets. The soil I think of as time. Below the caliche I sift through sediment from thousands of years. Though the sharp desert light above is another world, its pulse courses through me. When the mastodons and ground sloths roamed, its pulse coursed through me. When the Hohokam in the canyon ground my pods in the stone its pulse coursed through me. When the new gatherers of the desert learn again how to live here, its pulse will course through ...more
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The geologist takes up the history of the earth at the point where the archaeologist leaves it, and carries it further back into remote antiquity.
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