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Kansas Rocks and Minerals

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More information about Kansas rocks and minerals is available from a number of books and articles. Below is a list of sources that are helpful in studying rocks and minerals in general and the geology of Kansas in particular. In addition to these books, the Kansas Geological Survey has published hundreds of technical reports about the state's geology; a list of those books and maps is available upon request. Several periodical publications are also available, including the Transactions of the Kansas Academy of Science and the magazines Rocks and Minerals, Earth Science, and Geotimes.

Dictionary of Geological Terms (rev. ed.), by the American Geological Institute, 1976, Garden City, New York, Anchor Books, 472 p.

Kansas Geology: An Introduction to Landscapes, Rocks, Minerals, and Fossils, by Rex Buchanan (ed.), 1984, Lawrence, Kansas, University Press of Kansas, 208 p.

History of the Earth, by Don L. Eicher and A. Lee McAlester, 1980, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, Prentice-Hall, Inc., 413 p.

Dana's Manual of Mineralogy, by C. S. Hurlbut, Jr., and C. Klein, 1977, New York, New York, John Wiley and Sons, Inc., 544 p.

Land of the Post Rock: Its Origins, History, and People, by Grace Muilenburg and Ada Swineford, 1975, Lawrence, Kansas, University Press of Kansas, 207 p.

Earth (2nd ed.), by Frank Press and Raymond Siever, 1978, San Francisco, W. H. Freeman and Co., 649 p.

Simon and Schuster's Guide to Rocks and Minerals, by Martin Prinz, George Haroloui, and Joseph Peters (eds.), 1978, New York, Simon and Schuster, 607 p.

The Geologic Story of the Great Plains, by Donald E. Trimble, 1980, Washington, D.C., U.S. Geological Survey, Bulletin 1493, 55 p.

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Placed on web Feb. 28, 2017; originally revised and reprinted 1998.
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