Books & Other Publications


We have an extensive inventory of Earth Science publications, including books, periodicals, and maps. With more than 100,000 publications (new, used and rare) in stock, including a very large inventory of government publications, we can help you find the Earth Science publication you need. We have one of the largest selections of Earth Science out-of-print publications in North America. Use Quick Search or the Browse by Category button under Navigation to search our inventory.

In-Print Books - We carry many titles of in–print books, especially in the area of field guides, locality guides, gemology and geology. Titles are carefully considered to give you the best information available on a wide variety of Earth Science subjects.

  • Mineralogy
  • Mining & Mining Districts
  • Mining History
  • All Facets of Geology
  • Gemology & Lapidary
  • Paleontology
  • Meteorites
  • Handbooks and Locality & Field Guides
  • Books for Beginners

Our out-of-print inventory is undoubtedly one of the most extensive collections of Earth Science titles in North America. NMBC's on-site out-of-print room houses thousands of titles, and is supplemented by a 15,000 cubic foot off-site warehouse containing many tens of thousands of additional titles. If there is a book or publication you need, it is likely we have it, or can get it for you. Just to highlight a portion of our inventory:

  • U.S. Geological Survey, including Professional Papers, Bulletins, Circulars, Water Supply papers and maps
  • U.S. Bureau of Mines -- we carry a wide range of these publications
  • Geological Survey of Canada
  • State, Provincial, and International Geological Surveys & Reports
  • Mineralogy and Economic Geology
  • Publications from Geological Societies and Associations
  • Paleontology
  • Gemology, Jewelry & Lapidary
  • Mining Engineering, Mineral Processing and Metallurgy
  • Hydrology, Geochemistry and Geophysics
  • Mining & Western History, History of Science and Natural History
  • National Parks
  • Magazines and Journals
  • Topographic and Geologic Maps

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