• Bjornerud, M. 2005. Reading the Rocks: the Autobiography of the Earth. Westview Press, Cambridge, MA, 237 pp.
  • Fortey, R. A. 2004. The Earth, An Intimate History. HarperCollins, London, 509 pp.
  • Hazen, R. M. 2012. The Story of Earth: The First 4.5 Billion Years, from Stardust to Living Planet. Viking, New York, 306 pp.
  • Kious, J., & R. I. Tilling. 1996. The Dynamic Earth: The Story of Plate Tectonics. US Geological Survey, Washington, DC.
  • Macdougall, J. D. 1996. A Short History of Planet Earth: Mountains, Mammals, Fire, and Ice. Wiley, New York, 266 pp.
  • Morton, J. L. 2004. Strata: The Remarkable Life Story of William Smith, the Father of English Geology, new edition. Brocken Spectre, Horsham, UK, 171 pp.
  • Powell, J. 2001. Mysteries of Terra Firma: The Age and Evolution of the Earth. Free Press, New York, 256 pp.
  • Winchester, S., & S. Vannithone. 2001. The Map That Changed the World: William Smith and the Birth of Modern Geology. HarperCollins, New York, 329 pp.

Books and Articles on Geologic History of the South Central US


  • AAPG. 1966. Mid-Continent Region Geological Highway Map. AAPG, Tulsa, OK. (Covers Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, and Oklahoma.)
  • AAPG. 1995. Southeastern Region Geological Highway Map. AAPG, Tulsa, OK. (Covers Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, and Mississippi.)
  • AAPG. 1973. Texas Geological Highway Map. AAPG, Tulsa, OK.



  • Okland, L. 1991. Paleogeographic mapping, in: R. H. Macdonald, & S. G. Stover (eds.), Hands-on Geology: K-12 Activities and Resources. Society for Sedimentary Geology (SEPM), Tulsa, OK. (Constructing paleogeographic maps for elementary and middle school students.).
  • Toilet Paper Analogy for Geologic Time, by J. Wenner, in: Teaching Quantitative Skills in the Geosciences, at Resources for Undergraduate Students and Faculty, SERC. (Demonstration of geological time using a 1000-sheet roll of toilet paper.).
  • Understanding Geologic Time, Texas Memorial Museum at the University of Texas at Austin. (Timeline activity for middle school students.).