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Endolithic Microorganisms in the Antarctic Cold Desert part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This image-rich Science article describes initial research done in the Antarctic dry valleys involving cryptoendolithic (microbes that live in rock pores) lichen communities in sandstone. The paper ...

Subject: Mineralogy: Biology:Biogeochemistry, Microbiology, Ecology:Habitats:Within Rock, Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Biomineralogy
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Research Results, Overview/Reference Work

Early Life Recorded in Archean Pillow Lavas part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This Science scholarly article contains information about pillow lava rims from the Mesoarchean Barberton Greenstone Belt in South Africa. The rocks contain micrometer-scale mineralized tubes that ...

Subject: Mineralogy: Biology:Microbiology, Ecology:Habitats:Within Rock, Biology:Evolution, Biogeochemistry, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry:Stable Isotopes, Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Biomineralogy
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Research Results

Microbial trace-fossil formation, biogenous, and abiotic weathering in the Antarctic cold desert part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This Science scholarly article provides information about cryptoendolithic (microbes living within rock pores) life in the Antarctic cold desert. In the Antarctic cold desert (Ross Desert), the ...

Subject: Mineralogy: Biology:Ecology:Habitats:Within Rock, Biology:Evolution, Biogeochemistry, Microbiology, Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Biomineralogy
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Research Results

Isotropic Minerals in Thin Section part of SERC Print Resource Collection
First volume of a 3 volume set, this is an e-book photographic atlas of isotropic minerals in thin section, accompanied by tabulated optical data and determinative characteristics. Both common and ...

Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy, Mineralogy:Optical Mineralogy
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work

Rhodobacter sphaeroides part of SERC Web Resource Collection

Web site highlights the photosynthetic microbe Rhodobacter sphaeroides. This microbe is known to detoxify a number of metal oxides and oxyanions. The site also describes other aspects of research on ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Biology:Biogeochemistry, Molecular Biology, Microbiology, Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Biomineralogy, Biology:Ecology:Metabolism, Biofilms
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations

Black Hills White Justice part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This book documents the trials and treaties between the Sioux Nation and the United States, from 1775 to present. The book centers around the Gold Rush, the battle of Wounded Knee, the ...

Subject: Mineralogy: Education, Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy, Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology
Resource Type: Activities:Classroom Activity, Policy Resources:Opinion, Activities:Lab Activity, Project

The Biology of Tardigrades part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This book is a modern comprehensive account of marine and freshwater tardigrades. In addition to being the first taxonomic review in over a decade, it contains extensive information about water bear ...

Subject: Mineralogy: Biology:Evolution, Biology, Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy, Education, Biology:Microbiology, Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology
Resource Type: Activities:Lab Activity, Classroom Activity, Project, Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work

Regional Ground-Water Flow Concepts in the United States: Historical Perspective part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This paper is a review of regional flow concepts. It's an excellent resource for starting a term-paper or project.

Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology, Geoscience:Hydrology:Ground Water:Groundwater flow, Education, Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy
Resource Type: Activities:Classroom Activity, Lab Activity, Project, Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work

Two-Hundred Years of Hydrogeology in the United States part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This is a great reference book for anyone interested in the historical figures and concepts in hydrogeology. The report contains biographic information, old photographs, and describes the scientific ...

Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Hydrology:Surface Water, Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy, Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology, Geoscience:Hydrology:Ground Water, Education
Resource Type: Biographical Resources, Activities:Lab Activity, Project, Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Activities:Classroom Activity

The Culture and Use of Free-Living Protozoa in Teaching part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This booklet describes basic methods for cultivation and identification of protozoa that may be used for K-12 and college studies. The booklet includes activities that involve using a simple ...

Subject: Mineralogy: Biology:Microbiology:Methods of Microbiology :Microscopy, Culturing Methods, Education, Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology, Mineralogy, Biology:Microbiology
Resource Type: Activities:Lab Activity, Classroom Activity, Project, Pedagogic Resources:Overview/Summary, Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work

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