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Earth Sciences Subject Guides:

Writing in the Earth Sciences

A list of resources to assist with writing and publishing for Earth Sciences.

Bates, R. L., Adkins-Heljeson, M. D., and Buchanan, R. C., eds.
Geowriting: a guide to writing, editing, and printing in earth science. Alexandria, VA: American Geological Institute, 1995.
Location: Earth Sciences (QE48.85 .G46 1995)

Booth, V. Communicating in science: writing and speaking.
Cambridge; New York: Cambridge University Press, 1985.
Location: Earth Sciences, Engineering (Q223 .B664 1993).

Claerbout, Jon F. A scrutiny of the introduction GeoArabia (Manama) vol.1, no.2, pp.364-365, Jun 1996.
Location: Earth Sciences (TN876 .N4 G463 V.1:NO.1-2 1996 )

Cleveland, William S. The elements of graphing data. Monterey, CA: Wadsworth Advanced Books and Software, 1985.
Location: Earth Sciences (QA90 .C54 1985)

Cooray, P. G. Geoscientific writing and editing.
2nd ed. Bangkok, Thailand: AGID, 1989.
Location: Earth Sciences (T11 .C66 1989 f)

Davis, L. E. 1994. Library research; the first step in geoscience writing,
Journal of Geological Education, v. 42, no. 5, pp.417-419.
Location: Earth Sciences (550.5 .P965)

Farr, A.D. Science writing for beginners. Palo Alto, CA: Blackwell Scientific Publications, 1985.
Location: Earth Sciences (T11 .F37 1985)

Finch, A. J., and Aronson, D. A. 1985. USGS open-file report 85-635: Water Res. Division Publication Guide, v.1: Publications Policy and Text Preparation.
Location: Earth Sciences Ref (550.6 .U58o)

Fry, R. The technical proposal: technical writing with a persuasive purpose. IPCC 89. Communicating to the World. International Professional Communication Conference, 1989.
Location: Engineering (T10.5 .I54 1989)

Fussell, J. 1981. Strike back against technical density. Journal of Sedimentary Petrology, v.51, no.1, pp. 322-323.
Location: Earth Sciences (552.05 .J86)

Green, J. H. WRD project and report management guide [microform]. Reston, VA: USGS, 1991.
Location: Earth Sciences (550.6 .U58o 91-224)

Hansen, Wallace R., ed. Suggestions to Authors of the Reports of the United States Geological Survey 1991, 7th edition, rev.

Hay-Roe, H. 1995. How readable is your writing? The Professional Geologist, v. 32, no.8, p.26.
Location: Earth Sciences (550.5 .P965)

Helgeson, D. V. Handbook for writing technical proposals that win contracts. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 1985.
Location: Engineering (T11 .H45 1985)

Hoffman, S. J. Writing geochemical reports: guidelines for surficial geochemical surveys. Association of Exploration Geochemists, 1986.
Location: Earth Sciences (T11 .H55 1986)

Holtz, H. The winning proposal … how to write it. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1981.
Location: Earth Sciences (HF5718.5 .H64)

Hoose, S. N. 1993. Professional practice handbook. Association of Engineering Geologists, Special Publication, v. 5 [variously paginated].
Location: Earth Sciences (TA703 .S64 NO.5)

Hornberger, G. M. 1995. New manuscript guidelines for the reporting of stable hydrogen, carbon, and oxygen isotope ratio data. Water Resources Research, v.31, no.12, p.2895.
Location: Earth Sciences (551.48 .W313)

Irvine, T. N. A writing guide for petrological (and other geological) manuscripts. [Oxford]: Oxford University Press, 1992.
Location: Earth Sciences (552.05 .J84 V.33 No.4 suppl.)

Katz, M. Elements of the scientific paper. New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 1985.
Location: Earth Sciences (T11 .K34 1985)

Landes, K. K. 1966. A scrutiny of the abstract. AAPG Bulletin, v.50, p.1992.
Location: Earth Sciences (553.2806 .A572)

Lewis, A. B. The best resumes for scientists and engineers. New York: Wiley, 1988.
Location: Earth Sciences (Q148 .L47 1988)

Lindholm, K. Proposal writing strategies. Los Angeles: University of California, 1982.
Location: Earth Sciences (Q180.55 .P7 L56 1982)

Locke, L. F. Proposals that work: a guide for planning dissertations and grant proposals. Newbury Park, MA: Sage Publications, 1987.
Location: Education (Q180.55 .P7 L63 1987) Only available as two-hour reserve; inquire at Branner Circulation Desk

Malde, H. E. 1985. Guidelines for reviewers of geological manuscripts and checklist for reviewing geologic maps. 2nd ed. Alexandria, VA: American Geological Institute.
Location: Earth Sciences (QE48.85 .M35 1995)

Meador, R. Guidelines for preparing proposals: a manual on how to organize winning proposals for grants, venture capital, R & D projects, other proposals. Chelsea, Mich.: Lewis Publishers, 1985.
Location: Chemistry (HF5718.5 .M43 1985)

Moore, J. E. Report planning, preparation and review guide [microform]. Reston, VA: USGS, 1990.
Location: Earth Sciences (550.6 .U58o 89-275)

Mouginis-Mark, P. J. 1988. Guidelines for writing successful proposals. Geotimes, v.33, no.3, pp.9-11.
Location: Earth Sciences (550.5 .G355)

Murray, M. Engineered writing, a manual for Scientific, Technical, and Business writers. Tulsa, OK: PennWell Publishing Company, 1986.
Location: Earth Sciences (PE1478 .M8 1986)

Ogden, T. E. Research proposals: a guide to success. New York: Raven Press, 1995.
Location: Chemistry (R853 .P75 O35 1995) Only available as two-hour reserve; inquire at Branner Circulation Desk

Publishing your USGS book: a guide to manuscript formatting for USGS bulletins, professional papers, and circulars. Menlo Park, CA: USGS, 1988.
Location: Earth Sciences Ref (QE48.85 .P8 1988a)

Rayner, D. H. English language and usage in geology. Journal of Earth Sciences Special Issue, 1982. Title varies: Leeds Geological Association. Transactions.
Location: Earth Sciences (550.6 .L48)

Robinson, B. P. 1984. Ideas for clear technical writing. U.S. Geological Survey Open-file Report 83-867.
Location: Earth Sciences (550.6 .U58o)

Ross Pipes and Associates, Inc. The Pocket proposal style manual: for writers and editors of government proposals. Chapel Hill, N.C.: Tekne Press, 1989.
Location: Gov Docs (HF5718.5 .P63 1989)

Strunk, W., and White, E. B. The elements of style. New York: The MacMillan Co, 1965.
Location: Earth Sciences (808 .S927a)

Tracey, J. R. 1992. STOP, GO, and the state of the art in proposal writing. IEEE Transactions on Professional Communications, v. 35, no. 3, p.143-155.
Location: Engineering (Serials, shelved alphabetically by title)

Trelease, S. F. How to write scientific and technical papers. Baltimore: Williams and Wilkens Co., 1958.
Location: Earth Sciences (094.5 .T788h Reference)

Underwood, J. R., Jr. 1995. Writing clearly and concisely; a voice from the past. Journal of Geological Education, v. 43, no. 2, p.132.
Location: Earth Sciences (550.5 .P965)

Woodford, F. P., ed. Scientific writing for graduate students. Committee on Graduate Training in Scientific Writing, 1968.
Location: Earth Sciences (T11 .S35 1968)

The Elements of graphing data.
Location: Earth Sciences (QA90.C54 1985)

Woolston, D. C. Effective writing strategies for engineers and scientists. Chelsea, MI: Lewis Publishing, 1988.
Location: Engineering (T11 .W66 1988)

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