Encyclopedias, dictionaries, and biographical guides are useful starting points when you need an overview and definitions of terms and concepts. These brief articles will help you get oriented and often provide a bibliography (list of citations) of important references.
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Included among these volumes are books on historical topics (eg, Revising the Revisions: James Hutton’s Reputation among Geologists in the Late Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries).
Published between 1982 and 2005, the Decade of North American Geology offers a comprehensive look at the geology of North America. Of particular note, the Centennial Special Volume within the series, Geologists and Ideas, spotlights events, ideas, and people across the history of North American geology as a whole.