Earthquakes, Volcanoes, Glaciers & Mountains -- Oh My

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The world is such an adventurous and mysterious place.  Why not whet your appetite for adventure and the unknown by checking out some of the resources here at the UAPL Reference Department?  Here are some excellent resources on some of the Earth's most striking characteristics: earthquakes, volcanoes, glaciers and mountains.

Reference Books:

  • Encyclopedia of Earthquakes and Volcanoes - Includes a chronology of earthquake and volcanic eruptions, eye witness accounts, and entries on history's deadliest earthquakes and volcanoes.
  • Glaciers - Learn about the birth and decay of glaciers, different glacier families, and what it's like to live and travel on glaiciers.
  • The Mountain Encyclopedia - Includes information on the world's highest mountain peaks and volcanoes as well as the 50 tallest mountaintops in America.

Reference Databases:

Access Science - Learn about the characteristics of earthquakes, volcanic landforms and emmissions, the classification of glaciers, and the properties and evolution of mountain systems.

Facts on File Science Online - Check out these articles on historical earthquake disasters, volcanoes and volcanic hazards, the formation and movement of glaciers, and North American geology, including descriptions of the Appalachian and Rocky mountains. 

Gale Encyclopedia of Science - Here you can find online encyclopedia entries  for  earthquakes, volcanoes, glaciers, and mountains.