New maps added: November 17-21, 2014, including Tasmania, Jordan, and Pennsylvania

Geological atlas 1:50,000 series
Geological Survey of Tasmania, Department of Mines
1:50,000.
G 9061 C5 S50 T3
SHEET 8312N BRIGHTON TEXT 1977;
SHEET 8312S HOBART TEXT 1976

Carte géologique de la Belgique
Institut géographique militaire (Belgium), 1945
1:160,000.
G 6011 C5 1945 I5
PLANCHE 1-12

Brief map of Jiangxi Province
G 7823 J5 P2 1900Z B7

Geological map of Ash Shuna Ash Shamaliyya 3155 III
The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, Natural Resources Authority, Geology Directorate, 2000
1:50,000.
G 7511 C5 S50 J6 3155 III ASH SHUNA ASH SHAMALIYYA

North America LNG map
Petroleum Economist Cartographic, 2014
G 3301 H8 2014 P42

Free-air gravity anomaly (mGal)
G 9096 C95 1998 F7

Generalized geologic map of Maine
Compiled by Arthur M. Hussey II./ Maine Geological Survey, 1972
[1:1,962,116].
G 3731 C5 1972 M3

Oil and gas fields map of Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania Bureau of Topographic and Geologic Survey, 1972
[ca. 1,900,000].
G 3821 H8 1965 P4

Geological map of Syria
V.O. Technoexport, 1986
1:1,000,000.2nd ed
G 7461 C5 1986 G4

New maps added this week : November 10-16, 2014, from Mississippi to Tasmania and on to China

GTOPO30 and predicted bathymetry (km)

G 3201 C2 1998 G7

Geological atlas 1:50,000 series

Geological Survey of Tasmania, Department of Mines

G 9061 C5 S50 T3

SHEET 8312N BRIGHTON 1974

SHEET 8312S HOBART 1972

SHEET 8314S LAKE RIVER 1974

Zhonghua Renmin Gongheguo qu yu di zhi diao cha baogao

Zhongguo dizhi daxue chubanshe

QE 294 Z47

Bokeli Fu

Ayakekumu Hu Fu

Heihuling Fu

Jiang’aidarina Fu

Kangxiwa Fu

Lazi Xian Fu

Nima qu Fu

Paducuo Fu

Qumalai Xian Fu

Tucuo Fu

Tuzegangri Fu

Carte géologique de reconnaissance de l’A.O.F.

French West Africa. Direction fédérale des mines et de la géologie.

G 8741 C5 S500 F7

NB-29 NE.E-6 DALOA EST

NB-29 NE.O-5 DALOA OUEST

NB-29 NO.E-4 TINSOU EST MAP 1948

NB-31 NO.E-10 PORTO-NOVO EST MAP 1957

NC-28 NE.O-23 KINDIA OUEST

NC-28 SE.E-12 CONAKRY EST MAP 1957

NC-30 NO.E-32 TENKODOGO EST

NC-30 NO.O-31 TENKODOGO OUEST

Saline ground-water resources of Mississippi

by G.J. Dalsin / Mississippi Board of Water Commissioners

G 3981 C34 W3 72-1

Configuration on the base of the fresh-ground-water section in Mississippi

by Roy Newcome, Jr. / Mississippi Board of Water Commissioners

G 3981 C34 W3 65-1

General Highway Map Detail of Cities and Towns in Val Verde County

Texas State Highway Department Planning Survey Division

G 4033 P2 S126 T4 NO. 233 VAL VERDE CO. SUPP. A
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New maps added this week: November 3-7, 2014

Stig Nygaard : Aerial view of Greenland seen from flight DL 0069 (Copenhagen - Atlanta).
Stig Nygaard : Aerial view of Greenland seen from flight DL 0069 (Copenhagen – Atlanta).

We added almost the complete set of Geologisk kort over Grønland last week!

Geologisk kort over Grønland (Geological map of Greenland)
Grønlands geologiske undersøgelse (The Geological Survey of Greenland)
G 3381 C5 S100 D4
60 Ø.1 Nord. Lindenow Fjord. 1998.
70 Ø.1 Nord. Hurry Inlet. 1981.
70 Ø.1 Syd. Kap Brewster. 1986.
70 Ø.2 Nord. Kap Leslie. 1980.
70 Ø.2 Syd. Vikingebugt. 1984.
70 Ø.3 Nord. Rødefjord. 1983.
70 Ø.4 Nord. Rolige Bræ. 1977.
70 Ø.4 Syd. Vestfjord. 1984.
71 Ø.1 Nord. Fleming Fjord. 1983.
71 Ø.1 Syd. Carlsberg Fjord. 1980.
71 Ø.2 Nord. Sydlige Stauning Alper. 1977.
71 Ø.2 Syd. Gurreholm. 1976.
71 Ø.3 Nord. Frederiksdal. 1975.
71 Ø.3 Syd. Renland. 1976.
71 Ø.4 Nord. Charcot Land. 1975.
71 Ø.4 Syd. Krummedal. 1975.
81 Ø Nord. J.C. Christensen Land. 1986.
82 Ø Nord. Nordkronen. 1986.
82 Ø Syd. Wandel Dal. 1986.
83 Ø Syd. Harder Fjord. 1986.

60 V.1 Nord. Nunarssuit. 1967.
60 V.1 Syd. Nanortalik. 1973.
60 V.3 Nord. Søndre Sermilik. 1996.
61 V.1 Nord. Neria. 1975.
61 V.2 Nord. Midternæs. 1974.
61 V.3 Syd. Narssarssuaq. 1973.
62 V.1 Nord. Bjørnesund. 1985.
62 V.1 Syd. Nerutussoq. 1976.
62 V.2 Syd. Nigerdlikasik. 1976.
63 V.1 Nord. Buksefjorden. 1983.
63 V.1 Syd. Grædefjord. 1982.
63 V.2 Nord. Kangiata Nuna. 1981.
63 V.2 Syd. Sinarssuk. 1980.
64 V.1 Nord. Fiskefjord. 1989.
64 V.1 Syd. Qôrqut. 1984.
64 V.2 Nord. Ivisârtoq. 1988.
65 V.2 Syd. Isukasia. 1987.
67 V.1 Nord. Agto. 1984.
68 V.2 Nord. Ikamiut. 2006.
68 V.1 Syd. Kangaatsiaq. 2004.
68 V.2 Nord. Kangersuneq. 2005.
69 V.1 Nord. Mellemfjord. 1987.
69 V.1 Syd. Uiffaq. 2000.
69 V.2 Nord. Pingu. 2001.
69 V.3 Nord. Ataa. 1995.
70 V.1 Nord. Agatdal. 1974.
70 V.1 Syd. Qutdligssat. 1976.
70 V.2 Nord. Agpat. 1987.
71 V.1 Nord. Svartenhuk. 1991.
71 V.1 Syd. Igdlorssuit. 1983.
73 V.1 Syd. Tasiussaq. 1984.
74 V.1 Nord/Syd. Kuvdlorssuaq. 1985.
70 Ø.2 Nord, Kap Leslie ; 70 Ø.3 Nord, Rødefjord Text. 1988
71 Ø.2 Nord, Sydlige Stauning Alper ; 71 Ø.3 Nord, Frederiksdal Text. 1980
71 Ø.4 Nord, Charcot Land ; 71 Ø.4 Syd, Krummedal Text. 1982
61 V.1 Nord, Neria ; 61 V.2 Nord, Midternæs Text. 1990
63 V.1 Nord, Buksefjorden Text. 1983
64 V.1 Syd, Qôrqut Text. 1993
68 V.1 Nord, Ikamiut ; 68 V.1 Syd, Kangaatsiaq Text. 2010

Internationale hydrogeologische Karte von Europa (International Hydrogeological Map of Europe)
International Association of Hydrogeologists
G 5701 C3 S1500 I6 SHEET F4 ASTRAKHAN TEXT

Plate Boundary Model PB2002
Peter Bird
G 3201 C55 2003 B5

Mining and Mineral Processing Operations and Significant Mineral Deposits
Australian Mining Industry Council
G 8961 H1 1987 A8

Your sense of humor is chalk-like

We catalog many books and maps about the Cretaceous period and system. Around Austin, Texas, we have a variety of sedimentary rocks that originated during the Cretaceous period when a great inland sea, full of creatures, covered much of Texas. Geologists may have fun going out to the hill country springs and outcrops to answer questions about these rocks and fossils and formations. But we librarians have unexpected questions too. What is this publication up to? And is the word Cretaceous capitalized? You would think that this would be a simple answer, but scientists can be wacky. The OED does clarify that in a geological context Cretaceous is capitalized. For your amusement, here are a few examples of the use of cretaceous and an example of jejune thrown in as a bonus definition.

cretaceous, adj. and n.

a. Of the nature of chalk; chalky.

b. Chalk-like. humorous.

1708 J. Philips Cyder i. 54 Nor from the sable Ground expect Success Nor from cretaceous, stubborn and jejune.

1808 S. Smith P. Plymley’s Lett. vi, I love not the cretaceous and incredible countenance of his colleague.

B. n. (usu. with the).
Geol. The Cretaceous system or period.
1910 Encycl. Brit. VII. 415/1 With the opening of the Cretaceous in Europe there commenced a period of marine transgression.

jejune, adj.

2. Deficient in nourishing or substantial (physical) qualities; thin, attenuated, scanty; meagre, unsatisfying; (of land) poor, barren.

“cretaceous, adj. and n.” OED Online. Oxford University Press, September 2014. Web. 31 October 2014.
“jejune, adj.” OED Online. Oxford University Press, September 2014. Web. 31 October 2014.

New maps added this week for October 20-24, 2014, from Oregon to the Rains down in Africa

Cartes des Pluies Annuelles en Afrique, IRD
Cartes des Pluies Annuelles en Afrique, IRD

Geologo-strukturnai︠a︡ karta s ėlementami neotektoniki, Mongolʹskai︠a︡ Narodnai︠a︡ Respublika
G 7896 C55 S1000 A4 K-47-M-50 GEOL MAPS

Geologic Map of Oregon
Compiled by G.W. Walker and P.B. King, U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries
G 4291 C5 1967 W3 GEOL MAPS

Carte des pluies annuelles en Afrique (Annual rainfall map of Africa)
IRD, Institut de recherche pour le développement
G 8201 C88 2012 I5 GEOL MAPS

New Maps added this week, from Mississippi Delta to Mongolia : October 17-20, 2014

International Geological Map of Asia, Scale 1:5,000,000, CGMW
International Geological Map of Asia, Scale 1:5,000,000, CGMW

We have some new geological and hydrogeological maps this week:

Black Bay 30 x 60 Minute Geologic Quadrangle
G4011 C5 s100 L6 BLACK BAY GEOL MAPS

Mississippi River Delta 30 x 60 Minute Geologic Quadrangle
G4011 C5 s100 L6 MISSISSIPPI RIVER DELTA GEOL MAPS

International Geological Map of Asia
G 7401 C5 2013 C6 SHEET 1-12 GEOL MAPS

Geological map of South America, 1979
G 5201 C5 1979 M47 ROLLED GEOL MAPS

Mongolyn gidrogeologiĭn zurag 1:1,000,000 (Hydrogeological map of Mongolia 1:1,000,000)
G 7896 C3 S1000 Z4 K-47-M-50 GEOL MAPS

Mammoth Cave Revisited

mammothcave2We took down our summer display about Mammoth Cave last week. But we still have our collection in the stacks! If you’re interested in reading more about the cave and its geology and the fascinating characters who explored and exploited the cave, here’s a brief reading list of books in our collection:

Bullitt, Alexander Clark, 1807-1868
Rambles in the Mammoth Cave, during the year 1844
F 457 M2 B9 1973

Brucker, Roger W. and Watson, Richard A.
The longest cave
GB 606 M35 B78 1987

George, Angelo I.
Prehistoric mummies from the Mammoth Cave area: foundations and concepts
F 457 M2 G46 1990

Meloy, Harold
Mummies of Mammoth Cave; an account of the Indian mummies discovered in Short Cave, Salts Cave and Mammoth Cave, Kentucky
E 78 K3 M4

Murray, Robert K.
Trapped! : The story of Floyd Collins
GB 601.6 C64 M87 1982

Panton, J. Hoyes (James Hoyes), 1847-1898.
The Mammoth Cave of Kentucky
GB 606 M35 P368

Phoenix, Mike
The complete cave trilogy : exploration and exploitation of Mammoth Cave in the 19th century
PS 3616 H64 C65 2012

Double Drop by H.A. Hurtt

doubledropLooking to hole up with a cave thriller? This just in: Double Drop by H.A. Hurtt!

“When cave researchers uncover a connection between the death of a friend and the desecration of an exquisite Sierra Nevada cavern, they become pawns in a plot to replace the FBI with a Blackwater-styled security firm. The end-game plays out in the labyrinth of California’s longest cave.”