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The following list contains links to many of the most interesting and informative Web sites related to topics explored in the chapter. Check them out, but make sure you come back to do more investigating when you're done.
Our Web Resource "Exploring Key Terms" can help you search, too.

Ask a Geologist (USGS)
Have a geological question? Here is your chance to ask it.
Bob's Rock Shop
An interesting site for hobbyists and collectors.
Coal Education Web Site
An informative site on most aspects of coal and coal mining from the Kentucky Coal Marketing and Export Council and the Kentucky Coal Association.
Coral Reef Research Centre
The CRC Reef Research Centre undertakes an integrated program of applied research, training, and extension to enhance sustainable reef-based industries and economic activity, with particular emphasis on tourism, and provides an improved scientific basis for reef management and regulatory decision making.
Electronic Volcano (Dartmouth College)
An excellent site with a wealth of information and numerous links to related sites.
Fossil Energy (U.S. Department of Energy)
The Department of Energy's Fossil Energy Web site features information on the latest developments on the U.S. energy front. The "For Students" section lets you "look down" an oil well, "feel the blue flame" of natural gas, and examine new efforts to clean coal technology.
Geology Central
One of the most extensive lists of geology-related sites available online.
Global Volcanism Program (Smithsonian Institution)
The Smithsonian Institution's Global Volcanism Program (GVP) seeks better understanding of all volcanoes through documenting their eruptions—small as well as large—during the past 10,000 years.
Granite Page
Everything you ever wanted to know about granites from Rob's Granite Page.
Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (USGS)
A weekly newsletter for the general public written by scientists at the U.S. Geological Survey's Hawaiian Volcano Observatory.
Igneous Rock Classification
A great site dealing with the classification and identification of igneous rocks hosted by James Madison University, Virginia.
Igneous Rocks Links (Houghton Mifflin)
Links to several igneous rock sites, including class lecture notes, arranged by topic.
Igneous Rocks Tour
A good review of igneous rocks with photographs from California State University at Long Beach.
Metamorphic Rock Classification
A great site dealing with the classification and identification of metamorphic rocks hosted by James Madison University, Virginia.
Metamorphic Rocks (University of Oxford)
An extensive listing of metamorphic rock and related sites.
Metamorphic Rocks Links (Houghton Mifflin)
Links to several metamorphism and metamorphic rock sites, including class lecture notes, arranged by topic.
Mineral and Rock Description (National Park Service)
Mineral and rock photographs and descriptions from the National Park Service.
Online Rock Tutorial from W. H. Freeman Company
An introduction to rock identification online tutorial.
Rock Cycle (Mineralogical Society of America)
The Mineralogical Society of America site offers a good, general description of the rock cycle directed toward elementary school students.
Rock Cycle—University of British Columbia
A general introduction to the rock cycle.
Rockhounds Information Page
The Rockhounds Information Page offers many links to mineral- and rock-related Web sites.
Rock Identification Tutorials
Rock identification tutorials (see lab notes) from Texas A&M University.
Rock Types Review
A brief review of the major rock types and how they form.
Sedimentary Geology Web Resources
This site contains an extensive list of Web sites of interest for sedimentary geologists and other interested individuals.
Sedimentary Rocks and Processes
Great slides from New Mexico Tech.
Sedimentary Rocks Links (Houghton Mifflin)
Links to several sedimentation and sedimentary rock sites, including class lecture notes, arranged by topic.
Society for Sedimentary Geology
Society for Sedimentary Geology (SEPM) is an international not-for-profit society based in Tulsa, Oklahoma. SEPM, through its network of 5,400 members, is dedicated to the dissemination of scientific information on sedimentology, stratigraphy, paleontology, environmental sciences, marine geology, hydrogeology, and many additional related specialties.
Society of Exploration Geophysicists
The Society of Exploration Geophysicists promotes the science and education of exploration geophysicists. The Society fosters the expert and ethical practice of geophysics in the exploration and development of natural resources, in characterizing the near-surface, and in mitigating earth hazards.
Volcano World offers a wealth of information about volcanoes and links to numerous related sites.

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