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9 Best Geology Books of All Time

Our goal: Build the most accurate list of best Geology books.

How we picked these:
1. Search for "best Geology books" and study the top 5 articles.
2. Add only the top books (mentioned 2+ times).
3. Rank the results neatly for you here! 😊
(This process takes a long time, but we do the research so you don't have to!)

(Updated 2022)

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  1. 1

    Essentials of Geology

    Stephen Marshak

    Appears in 3 articles
  2. 2
    Appears in 3 articles
  3. 3

    Understanding Earth

    John Grotzinger

    Appears in 2 articles
  4. 4

    Physical Geology

    Charles Plummer

    Appears in 2 articles
  5. 6
    Appears in 2 articles
  6. 8
    Appears in 2 articles
  7. 9
    Appears in 2 articles


  • How was this list created?

    We searched for "best Geology books", found the top 5 articles, took every book mentioned in 2+ articles, and averaged their rankings.

  • How many books are in this list?

    There are 9 books in this list.

  • Why did you create this list?

    We wanted to gather the most accurate list of Geology books on the internet.

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