AGI Publishes Sixth Edition of
UNION LIST OF GEOLOGIC FIELD TRIP GUIDEBKS. OF NO. AMERICA
ALEXANDRIA, VA. -- The American Geological Institute (AGI) is
pleased to announce that the sixth edition of the UNION LIST
OF GEOLOGIC FIELD TRIP GUIDEBOOKS OF NORTH AMERICA has just
been published. The expanded and updated reference source
lists 11,312 field-trip guidebooks, typically prepared for
field conferences, professional meetings, and class trips.
Publishers include scientific societies, conference sponsors,
educational institutions, geological surveys, other government
agencies, and commercial organizations. A total of 1,030
organizations are represented.
The sixth edition of the UNION LIST builds upon the previous
five editions published in 1968, 1971, 1978, 1986, and 1989:
more than 1,030 organizations are listed (up from 780
in 1989 edition)
approximately 80 new reporting libraries were added
to the database
more than a dozen major series were completely
revised and a great deal of indexing was added for
entries from previous editions
The sixth edition continues to be restricted geographically
to North America -- that is, the area north of the Panama
Canal and including Bermuda and the West Indies. To be
included in this list, a guidebook must include either a
road log or a clear description of the field covered, so
that the trip can be replicated. Guidebook titles for field
trips scheduled through 1990 are included.
Each record begins with the name of the organization that
holds meetings or conferences. Guidebooks used at these
conferences are arranged chronologically, with a list of
libraries holding the guidebooks appearing at the bottom
of the entry.
Cross-referencing features include a geographic index to the
individual guidebooks as well as a stratigraphic index.
The UNION LIST was compiled and edited by the Guidebooks
Committee of the Geoscience Information Society, Richard Spohn,
chair, and published by the American Geological Institute.
It is available for $60, plus shipping ($5 within contiguous
U.S., $6 to Canada, other shipping rates vary) from the AGI
Publications Center, P.O. Box 205, Annapolis Junction, Md.
20701. Phone: (301) 953-1744. Fax: (301) 953-2838. Bulk
order discounts are available. All orders must be prepaid.
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