General Web Earth History Resources

Initial Publication Date: December 2, 2005

To a person uninstructed in natural history, his country or sea-side stroll is a walk through a gallery filled with wonderful works of art, nine-tenths of which have their faces turned to the wall. Teach him something of natural history, and you place in his hands a catalogue of those which are worth turning round.

- Thomas Henry Huxley, Aphorisms and Reflections
These resources are in addition to the ones listed on various pages within the module and tend to apply more generally to the topic of Earth history.

Museum/Information Pages

Free Publications

Free Earth History Graphics

Data Resources

  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration: Paleoclimatology Program (more info) includes:
    • An incredible amount of paleoclimate data (19 types!) from historical data to ice cores, most of it Late Quaternary
    • Free data visualization software, such as Site Seer for pollen data
    • Paloclimatology education/outreach materials
    • Information about research programs
    • Exhibits (PaleoPerspectives) on North American Drought and on Global Warming
  • The Palaentology Research Group (more info) at the University of Bristol have put a number of resources online including:
    • Access to several paleontological databases
    • Animations of Mesozoic animals
    • Press releases about the research they do
    • Essays on paleobiological topics

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