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October 29, 2001
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AGI Publishes 40th Edition of Directory of Geoscience Departments






    ALEXANDRIA, VA. — The latest annual edition of the Directory of Geoscience Departments (DGD) — providing fundamental information about college and university geology departments in the United States, Canada, and Mexico — has just been published by the American Geological Institute (AGI).

     The Directory of Geoscience Departments, 40th Edition, provides an alphabetical listing of 1,009 geoscience departments, including those in 28 museums and 63 research departments and institutes. Of the 940 U.S. geoscience departments listed, 779 grant degrees, 24 are in museums, and 62 are in research departments or institutes. Canada’s listing of 61 geoscience departments includes 52 that are degree-granting and four within museums; one is a research department/institute. Seven Mexican degree-granting geoscience departments and one research department/institute are listed as well. The DGD also includes listings of U.S. state geological surveys, field-camp information, and faculty e-mail addresses. New this year are the following features: departments that are AGI Academic Associates; the year of the most recent departmental update; the most recent enrollments and degrees granted; expanded listing of federal agencies that employ or are of interest to geoscientists; and AGI and AGI Member Society staff listings.

    Published in soft cover (6” x 9”), the 576-page Directory of Geoscience Departments, 40th Edition (ISBN# 0-922152-59-4; ISSN # 0364-7811), is available from AGI and can be ordered online or by mail, fax, or telephone. The AGI member price is $28.00; list price is $35.00. Please add an additional $8.25 for postage and handling costs in the contiguous U.S. Orders to addresses in Maryland and Virginia are subject to the applicable sales tax. All orders must be prepaid. Please make your check or money order drawn on a U.S. bank in U.S. funds payable to the American Geological Institute. AGI also accepts VISA and MasterCard. Orders are sent by UPS Standard Service, whenever possible, and take two to three weeks for delivery. For overseas shipping costs or for additional information, contact the AGI Publications Department, 4220 King Street, Alexandria, VA, 22302-1502, Telephone: (703) 379-2480, Fax: (703) 379-7563, E-mail: pubs@agiweb.org, Web: www.agiweb.org/pubs.

    The American Geological Institute is a nonprofit federation of 37 geoscientific and professional associations that represent more than 120,000 geologists, geophysicists, and other earth scientists. Founded in 1948, AGI provides information services to geoscientists, serves as a voice of shared interests in our profession, plays a major role in strengthening geoscience education, and strives to increase public awareness of the vital role the geosciences play in mankind's use of resources and interaction with the environment. More information about AGI can be found at www.agiweb.org. The Institute also provides a public-outreach web site, www.earthscienceworld.org.
 
 

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