Books and Links

Further Research

"Rock Star" Resources


Barkhouse, Joyce. George Dawson: The Little Giant. Toronto: Clarke, Irwin, 1974.

Chalmers, William. George Mercer Dawson: Geologist, Scientist, Explorer. Montréal: XYZ Publishing, 2000.

Finkelstein, Max, and James Stone. Paddling the Boreal Forest: Rediscovering A.P. Low. Toronto: Natural Heritage Books, 2004.

Martyn, Katharine. J.B. Tyrrell: Explorer and Adventurer: The Geological Survey Years 1881-1898. Toronto: University of Toronto Library, 1993.

Scrimgeour, K. Gray. Dr. Robert Bell of the Geological Survey of Canada: Showing the Work of the G.S.C. and Dr. Bell as Told by His Surviving Postal Artifacts: An Exhibit. Canada: British North America Philatelic Society, 1997.

Shipley, Brian C. "Rough Science in the Bush." The Beaver. February/March 2002, p. 8-15.

Vodden, Christy. No Stone Unturned: The First 150 Years of the Geological Survey of Canada. Ottawa: The Survey, 1992.

  • This book has also been published in French under the title Pierre par pierre : les 150 premières années de la Commission géologique du Canada
  • No Stone Unturned is also available online courtesy of Natural Resources Canada:

Webb, Michael. Alice Wilson: Telling the Earth's Story. Mississauga: Copp Clark Pitman Ltd, 1991.

Winder, Charles Gordon. William Edmond Logan (1798-1875), Knighted Canadian Geologist: An Anthology. Victoria, B.C.: Trafford, 2004.


The Barren Lands: J.B. Tyrrell's Expeditions for the Geological Survey of Canada, 1892-1894. University of Toronto Library, 2001. (accessed July 27, 2005).

Trailblazers. Natural Resources Canada, 2005. (accessed July 27, 2005).

Earth Sciences Resources


Arato, Rona. Fossils: Clues to Ancient Life. St. Catharines, Ont.: Crabtree Publishing, 2005 (Rocks, Minerals and Resources series)

Atlantic Geoscience Society. The Last Billion Years: A Geological History of the Maritime Provinces of Canada. Halifax: Nimbus Publishing, 2001.

Cooper, John. Planet Earth & Art Activities. St. Catharines, Ont.: Crabtree Publishing, 2002. (Arty Facts series)

Eyles, Nick. Ontario Rocks: Three Billion Years of Environmental Change. Markham, Ont.: Fitzhenry & Whiteside, 2002.

Gibb, Ted. The Earth's Crust. Scarborough, Ont.: ITP Nelson, 1999. (Nelson Science series)

Hickson, Catherine. Mt. St. Helens: Surviving the Stone Wind. Vancouver: Tricouni Press, 2005.

Kelsey, Elin. Canadian Dinosaurs. Toronto: Maple Tree Press, 2003.

Parker, Steve. Dinosaurus: The Complete Guide to Dinosaurs. Toronto: Firefly Books, 2003.

_____. The Earth and How it Works. Illustrated by Giuliano Fornari and Luciano Corbella. Toronto: Macmillan of Canada, 1989. (Windows on the World series)

Symes, R.F. Rocks & Minerals. Toronto: Stoddart, 1988. (Eyewitness Books series)

Taylor, Paul D. Fossil. Toronto: Stoddart Publishing, 1990. (Eyewitness Books series)

Walker, Cyril, and David Ward. Fossils. Toronto: Stoddart Publishing, 1992. (Eyewitness Handbooks series)

Webb, Michael. Alice Wilson: Telling the Earth's Story. Mississauga, Ont.: Copp Clark Pitman, 1991.

Wilson, John. Dancing Elephants and Floating Continents: The Story of Canada Beneath Your Feet. Toronto: Key Porter Books, 2003.


Ask-a-Geologist. Earth Sciences Information Centre, 2005. (accessed July 27, 2005).

EarthNet: Virtual Resource Centre for Earth Science Educators. Natural Resources Canada, 2004. (accessed July 27, 2005).

Geological Survey of Canada Educational Sites

Minerals and Metals: A World to Discover. Natural Resources Canada, 2005. (accessed July 27, 2005).

Mineral Collecting in Ontario: A Guide for Rockhounds. Government of Ontario. (accessed July 27, 2005).

NRCat's Scratching Post. Natural Resources Canada, 2004. (accessed July 27, 2005).

The Oil Sands Story. Government of Alberta. (accessed July 27, 2005).