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What Is Geology?
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What Is Geology?

The study of Earth, our home in the universe and everything about it — that’s geology. Those who study it are geologists, and they examine much more than rocks.

From earthquakes and floods to minerals and metals to climate and natural history, these scientists hold the clues to many of our daily mysteries.

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The Ocean Throughout Geologic Time

The Ocean Throughout Geologic Time

Millions and millions of years ago ocean life-forms looked quite different from what you see today. Slide through time to witness some changes. More...

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Smithsonian
Antarctic Geology

Antarctic Geology

Studying a mountain range buried beneath ice, geologists in Antarctica work in some of the world’s harshest conditions. Investigate why the mountains are such an astounding find here. More...

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Exploratorium
Ellen Wohl Awarded 2013 American Geophysical Union Fellowship

Ellen Wohl Awarded 2013 American Geophysical Union Fellowship

Geologist Ellen Wohl has made groundbreaking contributions to our understanding of the geology of mountains, bedrock, and tropical rivers. Learn how she earned her most recent prestigious honor. More...

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Colorado State University
Geology Web Videos

Geology Web Videos

The dramatic Teton Range in Wyoming continues to change. Watch to see geologic forces at work, how alpine glaciers and valleys formed, and why the mountains will move skyward. More...

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National Park Service
James Hutton: The Founder of Modern Geology

James Hutton: The Founder of Modern Geology

The 18th-century Scottish farmer and naturalist James Hutton challenged the day’s notion about Earth’s age and formation. Read about his key concepts and how he earned his moniker. More...

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AMNH
Start with Science

Start with Science

More than just all geology all the time: This government agency also focuses on issues of the Earth that affect its inhabitants. Get the details. More...

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U.S. Geological Survey
What on Earth Made This?

What on Earth Made This?

Unique formations with colorful names dot the globe. Try to figure out the geological processes that created these eight. More...

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What’s It Like to Be a Geoscientist?

What’s It Like to Be a Geoscientist?

Geoscientists explore Earth to better understand natural processes and to study water, minerals, and other resources. If you like science, math, and the great outdoors, consider this career. More...

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Science Buddies
Why Should I Study Geology in the Field?

Why Should I Study Geology in the Field?

You’ve got to go to the source to unlock some mysteries of the land. If you like science and the great outdoors, geology may be calling you. More...

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