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November 9, 2000

Bibliography of the Earth Sciences for the Horn of Africa
Published by American Geological Institute

ALEXANDRIA, VA — Thirty years in the making, an important new reference source, the Bibliography of the Earth Sciences for the Horn of Africa: Ethiopia, Eritrea, Somalia, and Djibouti, 1620-1993, has just been published by the American Geological Institute. The Bibliography, compiled in part with information from AGI’s GeoRef database, contains 10,250 titles on the earth sciences in the four nations of the Horn of Africa: Ethiopia, Eritrea, Somalia, and Djibouti.

 A full range of geological topics is provided — including petroleum geology, precious metals, sedimentology, stratigraphy, paleontology, tectonics, volcanology, and geophysics. Also covered are topics such as early exploration of the Horn, paleoanthropology, paleoenvironments, archaeology, limnology, climatology, hydrology, and pedology. An historical summary of earth-science exploration of the Horn is included, as well as a CD-ROM (compatible with Windows 95 and higher versions), to be used to search topics in depth.

 Jon Kalb, a Research Fellow at the University of Texas at Austin, began compiling the Bibliography in 1973, when he was in Ethiopia as a guest researcher with the Ethiopian Geological Survey. His work continued for two decades, even after he returned to the United States.

 The American Geological Institute, the premiere publisher of geological bibliographies in the United States, agreed to publish the Bibliography, covering the period from the earliest publications on the Horn (1620) through 1993. Using its sources through the international GeoRef database, AGI expanded the Bibliography to include all four countries of the Horn of Africa.

 The Bibliography also contains references to the neighboring sea floors of the Horn — the Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Gulf of Tadjura, and Indian Ocean — and to the adjacent borderlands, notably those of Kenya and the Sudan, the sites of important fossil hominid discoveries in recent decades.

The s ISBN 0-922152-53-5, consists of 472 pages (8.5” x 11”) and is available in soft cover to AGI members for $60.00; list price is $74.95. Customers located in the Horn of Africa should contact AGI for a special discount offer. Please add an additional $8.00 for shipping and handling costs within 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. To determine overseas shipping costs or for additional information, contact the AGI Publications Department.

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