Digital Encyclopedia of Earth Science


Welcome to our free, open-access Earth science textbook.

Over the next several years, the Digital Encyclopedia of Earth Science will grow to cover most Earth science topics. Initial subjects covered include big ideas, minerals, fossils, climate, and climate change (links below).

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Chapters coming soon: Rocks; Plate Tectonics

Earth Systems Science


The Big Ideas

Minerals, Rocks, and the Earth Itself


Minerals


Coming soon: Chapters on rocks and plate tectonics.

Fossils, Paleontology, and Evolution

Note: We are in the process of transferring content from our Digital Encyclopedia of Ancient Life to [email protected] For now, chapters related to paleontology and biology will remain hosted on the DEAL (links below).


Digital Encyclopedia of Ancient Life


3D Virtual Collection

Over 500 interactive 3D models of fossil specimens from our collections and museum exhibits.