Publications

The following USGS products will be helpful in determining the background levels of various elements in soils and other surficial materials:Professional Paper 1270. Element Concentrations in Soils and Other Surficial Materials of the Conterminous United...
At the head of the valley in Yosemite National Park, as if on a pedestal, stands Half Dome, the most colossal and recognizable rock monument in the Sierra Nevada, smoothly rounded on three sides and a sheer vertical face on the fourth. From its summit,...
The USGS Publications Warehouse provides an online catalog where you can place orders, view price information, download scanned versions and view a list of recent publications.The U.S. Geological Survey Libraries contain sets of all USGS publications and...
USGS-authored or produced data and information are considered to be in the U.S. public domain. While the content of most USGS Web pages is in the U.S. public domain, not all information, illustrations, or photographs on our site are. Some non USGS...
Out-of-print USGS publications and maps, depending on series and date, can be obtained in various ways:Check the USGS Publications Warehouse for online availability.Borrow from your local public, academic, or corporate library through a request for...
Publications you can read on the online are available in HyperText Markup Language (HTML) or a file format called Portable Document Format (PDF). Reports are often provided with an introductory HTML page linked to the complete PDF file. Once you are...
This Ground Water Atlas of the United States is a series of USGS print publications that describe the location, the extent, and the geologic and hydrologic characteristics of the important aquifers of the Nation. The series consists of 13 chapters that...
Our National Parks preserve the showcases of our nation's geological heritage. We invite you to explore the geology, historical photography, natural history, and other features of many U.S. National Parks. Click on the links below and start to explore a...
Probably, although detailed geologic mapping has not been completed for the entire United States. Geologic maps at many scales, and from many sources, are listed in the National Geologic Map Database.Geologic mapping data from all of North America are...
A plastic map is made with a water-resistant and tear-resistant type material, but it retains the flexibility and other characteristics of paper maps.