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160 of the Best Free eBooks for Exploring our Earth, its Geography and All the Science Behind It

160 of the Best Free eBooks for Exploring our Earth, its Geography and All the Science Behind It

“Look again at that dot. That’s here. That’s home. That’s us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives. The Earth is the only world known so far to harbor life. There is nowhere else, at least in the near future, to which our species could migrate. Visit, yes. Settle, not yet. Like it or not, for the moment the Earth is where we make our stand. It has been said that astronomy is a humbling and character-building experience. There is perhaps no better demonstration of the folly of human conceits than this distant image of our tiny world. To me, it underscores our responsibility to deal more kindly with one another, and to preserve and cherish the pale blue dot, the only home we’ve ever known.”
― Carl Sagan, Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in Space

In this post, we have collected 160 free ebooks and resources in regards to the top 10 topics touching our planet Earth and any subjects related to it, ranging from Geography, Geology, Earth Science, Environmental Science, Geophysics, Oceanography, Physical Oceanography, Geochemistry, Mineralogy and Petrology. Have fun exploring and get to understand our home a lot better.

Geography

  1. British Columbia in a Global Context by Arthur Green, et al.
  2. Deserts: Geology and Resources by A.S. Walker
  3. Encyclopedia Arctica by Vilhjalmur Stefansson
  4. Essentials of Geographic Information Systems by T. Srinivasan, E. Kaliappan and Vanitha Vatchala Monica
  5. Fundamentals of Physical Geography, 2nd Edition by Michael Pidwirny
  6. Mathematical Geography by Dr. Shamsul Alam, Kazi Abdur Rouf and Selina Shahjahan
  7. Modern Geography by Marion I. Newbigin
  8. Physical Geography by Dr. Joy Apiyo Obando and Dr. George Lukoye Makokha by Saylor Academy
  9. Physical Geography Powerpoint Presentations by Earl Emmet Lackey
  10. Secondary Geography For Classes IX X by XXX
  11. The Atlas of Ancient and Classical Geography by Samuel Butler
  12. The Measurement and Analysis of Housing Preference and Choice by Sylvia J.T. Jansen, et al.
  13. Understanding Earth by Jack Dangermond, Matt Artz
  14. World Regional Geography People, Places and Globalization by Dr. Joy Apiyo Obando and Dr. George Lukoye Makokha

Geology

  1. Ancient Landscapes of the Grand Canyon Region by Edwin Dinwiddie McKee
  2. Apatites and their Synthetic Analogues by Petr Ptacek (ed.)
  3. Biostratigraphic and Geological Significance of Planktonic Foraminifera by Marcelle K. BouDagher-Fadel
  4. Charles Lyell and Modern Geology by Thomas George Bonney
  5. Clay Minerals in Nature: Their Characterization, Modification and Application by M. Valaskova, G.S. Martynkova
  6. Common Minerals and Rocks by William O. Crosby
  7. Creation of the Teton Landscape by J. D. Love, John C. Reed
  8. Deserts: Geology and Resources by A.S. Walker
  9. Earthquakes by Louis Pakiser, Kaye M. Shedlock
  10. Earthquakes and Tsunamis by Emilio Lorca, Margot Recabarren
  11. Fractal Analysis and Chaos in Geosciences by William Harmon Norton
  12. General Dictionary of Geology by Scott T. Marshall
  13. Geology: The Science of the Earth’s Crust by William J. Miller
  14. Groundwater Hydrology by Charles Lyell
  15. Guidebook to the Geology of Barringer Meteorite Crater, Arizona by David A. Kring
  16. Handbook for the Alaskan Prospector by Ernest N. Wolff
  17. Historical Geology by Wikibooks
  18. Imaging the Earth’s Interior by Jon F. Claerbout
  19. Introduction to Crystallography and Mineral Crystal Systems by Mike Howard, Darcy Howard
  20. Introduction to Structural Geology by Bryn Mawr College
  21. Mechanism of Sedimentary Basin Formation by Yasuto Itoh (ed.)
  22. Metal Mining and the Environment by T. L. Hudson, F. D. Fox, G. S. Plumlee
  23. New Theory of the Earth, 2nd Edition by Don L. Anderson
  24. Physical Geology by stanford.edu
  25. Planetary Geology A Teachers Guide with Activities in Physical and Earth Sciences by Robert Fox Sorsbie
  26. Principles of Geology or The Modern Changes of the Earth and its Inhabitants Considered as Illustrative of Geology by Charles Harvey
  27. Sedimentary Geology by Don L. Anderson
  28. Structural Geology by Stephen J. Martel by Justin R. Loomis
  29. Technical Guide to Managing Ground Water Resources by Steve Glasser, at al.
  30. Tectonics by Damien Closson
  31. Tectonics: Recent Advances by Evgenii Sharkov (ed.)
  32. Texas Rocks and Minerals by Roselle M. Girard
  33. The Elements of Geology by William Harmon Norton
  34. The Elements of Geology: Adapted to the Use of Schools and Colleges by Justin R. Loomis
  35. The Geologic Story of Arches National Park by S. W. Lohman
  36. The Geologic Story of Palo Duro Canyon by William A. Matthews
  37. The planet we live on: The beginnings of the Earth Sciences by Chris King
  38. The Principles of Stratigraphical Geology by J. E. Marr
  39. Theoretical Geomechanics by Marian Ivan
  40. Theory of the Earth by James Hutton
  41. Theory of the Earth by Don L. Anderson
  42. This Dynamic Earth: The Story of Plate Tectonics by W.J. Kious, J.W. Kious, R.I. Tilling
  43. Traces of Catastrophe by Bevan M French
  44. Unsaturated Zone Hydrology for Scientists and Engineers by James Tindall, James Kunkel
  45. Venezuelan Tepuis: Their Caves and Biota by R. Aubrecht et al.
  46. Volcanism of Hawaii by Wikipedia
  47. Volcanoes by Robert I. Tilling
  48. Volcanology and Geothermal Energy by Kenneth Wohletz, Grant Heiken
  49. Why, and How, Should Geologists Use Compositional Data Analysis by Ricardo A. Valls

Earth Science

  1. A Practical Guide to Geostatistical Mapping by Tomislav Hengl
  2. Damming Grand Canyon: The 1923 USGS Colorado River Expedition by Diane E. Boyer, Robert H. Webb
  3. Earth As Art by Lawrence Friedl, et al.
  4. Earth Observation by Rustam B. Rustamov, Saida E. Salahova
  5. Earth Observations for Geohazards by Zhenhong Li, Roberto Tomas
  6. Earthquakes, Tsunamis and Nuclear Risks by Katsuhiro Kamae (ed.)
  7. Fractal Analysis and Chaos in Geosciences by Sid-Ali Ouadfeul (ed.)
  8. Great Disasters and Horrors in the World’s History by Allen Howard Godbey
  9. High School Earth Science by John Benner, et al.
  10. New Achievements in Geoscience by Hwee-San Lim
  11. Remote Sensing Tutorial by Nicholas M. Short, Sr.
  12. An Atlas of the Global Water Cycle by Wee Ho Lim, Michael L. Roderick
  13. Atmospheric Convection by David J. Raymond
  14. Climate Change by Wikibooks
  15. Climate Variability: Some Aspects, Challenges and Prospects by Abdel Hannachi
  16. Earth’s Energy Imbalance and Implications by J. Hansen, M. Sato, P. Kharecha, K. von Schuckmann
  17. Global Climate Change Impacts in the United States by Thomas R. Karl, at al.
  18. Mathematical and Physical Ideas for Climate Science by Valerio Lucarini, et al.
  19. Meteorology by J. G. M’Pherson
  20. Natural Aerosols in the Climate System by Charlie Zender
  21. Practical Exercises in Elementary Meteorology by Robert DeCourcy Ward
  22. Recent Hurricane Research: Climate, Dynamics, and Societal Impacts by Anthony Lupo
  23. The Forgiving Air: Understanding Environmental Change by Richard C. J. Somerville
  24. U.S. Severe Weather Terminology by Wikipedia
  25. Weather Explained by Advameg, Inc.

Environmental Science

  1. Acceptable Risk?: Making Decisions in a Toxic Environment by Lee Clarke
  2. Applied Ecology by Wikibooks
  3. Averting Catastrophe: Strategies for Regulating Risky Technologies by J. Morone, E. Woodhouse
  4. Data Analysis for Environmental Science and Management by Bruce Kendall, Chris Costello
  5. Earth and Environmental Sciences by Imran Ahmad Dar, Mithas Ahmad Dar
  6. Environmental Technologies by E. Burcu Ozkaraova Gungor
  7. Fundamentals of Air Pollution Engineering by Richard C. Flagan, John H. Seinfeld
  8. Global Climate Change Impacts in the United States by Thomas R. Karl, at al.
  9. Global Warming Primer by Jeffrey Bennett
  10. Global Warming: Causes, Impacts and Remedies by Bharat Raj Singh
  11. Global Water: Issues and Insights by David Allendes et al.
  12. Metal Mining and the Environment by T. L. Hudson, F. D. Fox, G. S. Plumlee
  13. Organic Pollutants: Monitoring, Risk and Treatment by M. Nageeb Rashed (ed.)
  14. Sediment Transport by Silvia Susana Ginsberg
  15. Sustainable Energy – Without the Hot Air by David JC MacKay
  16. The Discovery of Global Warming by Spencer R. Weart
  17. The Forgiving Air: Understanding Environmental Change by Richard C. J. Somerville
  18. The Green Fuse: An Ecological Odyssey by John Harte
  19. The Tsunami Threat: Research and Technology by Nils-Axel Moerner
  20. Unsaturated Zone Hydrology for Scientists and Engineers by James Tindall, James Kunkel
  21. Water Encyclopedia: Science and Issues by Advameg, Inc.

Geophysics

  1. Basic Earth Imaging by Jon F. Claerbout Cecil, Ida Green
  2. Earth Soundings Analysis: Processing versus Inversion by Jon F. Claerbout
  3. Engineering Seismology, Geotechnical and Structural Earthquake Engineering by Sebastiano D’Amico (ed.)
  4. Fundamentals of Geophysical Data Processing by Jon Claerbout
  5. Geo-neutrinos by G. Bellini, et al.
  6. Geochronology: Methods and Case Studies by Nils-Axel Morner (ed.)
  7. Geodesy and Gravity by John Wahr
  8. Geodesy for the Layman by Richard K. Burkard
  9. Geodetic Sciences: Observations, Modeling and Applications by Shuanggen Jin
  10. Geomagnetism by Wikipedia
  11. Image Estimation by Example: Geophysical Soundings Image Construction by Jon Claerbout, Sergey Fomel
  12. Imaging the Earth’s Interior by Jon F. Claerbout
  13. Living with Earthquakes in the Pacific Northwest by Robert S. Yeats
  14. New Theory of the Earth, 2nd Edition by Don L. Anderson
  15. Observatory Seismology by J. J. Litehiser
  16. Oceanographic and Geophysical Tomography by Y. Desaubies, A. Tarantola, J. Zinn-Justin
  17. Statistical Physics of Fracture, Friction and Earthquake by Hikaru Kawamura, et al.
  18. Tectonics by Damien Closson
  19. Tectonics: Recent Advances by Evgenii Sharkov (ed.)
  20. Theoretical Geomechanics by Marian Ivan
  21. Theory of Seismic Imaging by John Scales
  22. Why could ice ages be unpredictable? by Michel Crucifix

Oceanography

  1. Bathymetry and Its Applications by Philippe Blondel
  2. Earth’s Energy Imbalance and Implications by J. Hansen, M. Sato, P. Kharecha, K. von Schuckmann
  3. Introduction to Physical Oceanography by Robert H. Stewart
  4. Marine Minerals: Exploring Our New Ocean Frontier by U.S. Government Printing Office
  5. Regional Oceanography: an Introduction by Matthias Tomczak
  6. Rogue Waters by A. Slunyaev, I. Didenkulova, E. Pelinovsky
  7. The Oceans, Their Physics, Chemistry, and General Biology by H. U. Sverdrup, M. W. Johnson, R. H. Fleming
  8. The Practical Oceanographer: A Guide to Working At-Sea by Rick Chapman

Physical Oceanography

  1. An Introduction to Physical Oceanography by Odd Henrik Selen Eyvind Aas
  2. Chemical Oceanography by Robert Stewart
  3. Evolution of Physical Oceanography by Prof. Paola Rizzoli
  4. Introduction to Observational Physical Oceanography by Raffaele Ferrari, Terrence Joyce
  5. Lecture Notes in Oceanography by Robert H. Stewart, Department of Oceanography, Texas A and M University
  6. Lecture Notes in Physical Oceanography by Odd Henrik Selen Eyvind Aas by Flinders University of South Australia
  7. Topics in Oceanography by Matthias Tomczak
  8. Wave Motion in the Ocean and the Atmosphere by Bruce A. Warren and Carl Wunsch

Geochemistry

  1. Geochemistry Earth’s System Processes by various authors
  2. Geochemistry Lecture Notes by W. M. White
  3. Introduction to Geochemistry by Dionisios Panagiotaras
  4. Medical Geology/Geochemistry An Exposure by Glen S. Mattioli and Ralph K. Davis
  5. Trace Element Geochemistry by Dionisios Panagiotaras

Mineralogy

  1. Mineralogy by Prof. Stephen A. Nelson by Jim Miller
  2. Mineralogy class Materials by Whitman College
  3. Mineralogy Lecture Notes by Middle East Technical University by Smith College Northampton, Massachusetts
  4. Mineralogy Lecture Notes Online by Middle East Technical University

Petrology

  1. Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology by Aley K. El-shazly
  2. Igneous Petrology by Shaun K. Frape
  3. Petrology by Dr. Susan M. DeBari by John Goodge
  4. Petrology Lecture Notes by Prof. Timothy Grove

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