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Don't get enough geology in the field? Want to know what life could be like as a forensic geologist or amateur sleuth? Just for you, we are creating reading lists, boards of book covers, and a bibliography of the study of GeoFiction! You will see fiction or fictionalized books, stories, or films with geologist authors, characters, or with the geosciences as a prominent plot or story element. (Please be patient as we update this list- January 7, 2014.)

Mystery or Forensic Geology

Andrews, Sarah

Tensleep (Em Hansen Mystery 1)
A Fall in Denver (Em Hansen Mystery 2)
Mother Nature (Em Hansen Mystery 3)
Only Flesh and Bones (Em Hansen Mystery 4)
Bone Hunter (Em Hansen Mystery 5)
An Eye for Gold (Em Hansen Mystery 6)
Fault Line (Em Hansen Mystery 7)
Killer Dust (Em Hansen Mystery 8)
Earth Colors (Em Hansen Mystery 9)
Dead Dry (Em Hansen Mystery 10)
Rock Bottom (Em Hansen Mystery)
In Cold Pursuit (Valena Walker, 1)

Barr, Nevada

Blind Descent

Gardner, Lisa

The Killing Hour

Giorello, Sibella

The Stones Cry Out (Raleigh Harmon Mystery 1)
Rivers Run Dry (Raleigh Harmon Mystery 2)
The Clouds Roll Away (Raleigh Harmon Mystery 3)
The Mountains Bow Down (Raleigh Harmon Mystery 4)
The Stars Shine Bright (Raleigh Harmon Mystery 5)

Mercer, James W.

The Scrolls (Mark Malloy, geologist)
The Volcano that Changed the World (Mark Malloy, geologist)

Miller, Susan Cummins

Death Assemblage (Frankie MacFarlane Mysteries 1)
Detachment Fault (Frankie MacFarlane Mysteries 2)
Quarry (Frankie MacFarlane Mysteries 3)
Hoodoo (Frankie MacFarlane Mysteries 4)

Spencer-Fleming, Julia

A Fountain Filled with Blood

Winters, Ben

The Last Policeman (#1)
Countdown City (#2)
World of Trouble (#3)


Alten, Steve

Meg : Origins
The Trench (MEG #2)
Primal Waters (MEG#3)
Hell's Aquarium (MEG #4)

Barsuglia, B. Luciano

The Midnight Sea

Brown, Robin


Conley, Paul


Dade, Tom

Quest for Megalodon : a thrilling tale of action, adventure and prehistoric brutality

Loomis, C.M.

The Pacifica : A Reef Waters Adventure

Rex, Flash

Megalodon Lives
Captain Nemo vs. Megalodon

Rudd, Paul


Wilson, Charles


Dinosaur Thrillers

Bakker, Robert

Raptor Red

Bear, Greg

Dinosaur Summer

Burroughs, Edgar Rice

The Land that Time Forgot

Clark, Leigh


Crichton, Michael

Jurassic Park
The Lost World

Dahman, Catt

Dinosaur : 65 Million

David, James F.

Footprints of Thunder
Dinosaur Thunder
Thunder of Time

Davis, Brett

Bone Wars
Two Tiny Claws

Doyle, Arthur Conan

The Lost World

Drake, David

Tyrannosaur (Calibration Run)
Boundary Layer
King Tyrant Lizard
Time Safari

Frazier, David Samuel

In Situ

Graziano, Lisa M.

Cretaceous Dawn
Hell Creek : a novel of the Cretaceous

Harrison, Harry

West of Eden
Winter in Eden
Return to Eden

Hopp, Thomas P.

Dinosaur Wars : Earthfall
Dinosaur Wars : Counterattack
Dinosaur Wars : Blood on the Moon

Hubbell, Will

Cretaceous Sea
Sea of Time

Knight, Harry Adam


McCaffrey, Anne

Dinosaur Planet
Dinosaur Planet Survivors

Martin, Dale

Safari World

Miller, Jock

Fossil River

Sawyer, Robert J.

Fossil Hunter
End of an Era

Simpson, George Gaylord

The Dechronization of Sam Magruder

Swanwick, Michael

Bones of the Earth


Ellis, Mark


Gastil, R. Gordon and Janet

Follow the Sun

Harkaway, Nick

The Gone-Away World

Harper, Rory


Noswat, Erd


Verne, Jules

20,000 Leagues under the Sea
From the Earth to the Moon
Invasion of the Sea
Journey to the Center of the Earth
The Meteor Hunt
Off on a Comet
Round the Moon


Hurtt, Howard A.

Double Drop




Short Stories

Atwood, Margaret

Stone Mattress- The New Yorker

Bradbury, Ray

Dinosaur Tales

De Camp, L. Sprague

A Gun for Dinosaur

Jenkins, D. Graham

In the Shadow of Jerwsalem

Resnick, Mike and Greenberg, Martin (eds.)

Return of the Dinosaurs

General Fiction

Bass, Rick

Oil Notes

Black, Jonathon


Chevalier, Tracy

Remarkable Creatures

Dudman, Clare

One Day the Ice Will Reveal All Its Dead or Wegener's Jigsaw

Eco, Umberto

Foucault's Pendulum

Harris, Robert


Jara, Patricio

Geología de un planeta desierto

Klein, George


Kurtén, Björn

Dance of the Tiger

Mauer, Ann

The Magic Eye

Michener, James A.

The Covenant

Oreskes, Naomi, and Erik M. Conway

The Collapse of Western Civilization : a view from the future

Pfiester, Sam L.

The Golden Lane : Faja de Oro

Phoenix, Mike

The Complete Cave Trilogy : Exploration and Exploitation of Mammoth Cave in the 19th Century (A Peculiar Education, Between Worlds, Village of the Invalids)

Sinclair, Upton


Sweet, George Elliott

The Petroleum Saga

Swigart, Rob

Stone Mirror : a novel of the Neolithic


Beauregard, Lynda and Mogorrón, Guillermo

The hunt for hidden treasure : a mystery about rocks

Bloor, Edward


Cannon, Kevin

Journey along a field line

Chad, Jon

Leo Geo and his miraculous journey through the center of the earth

Ciencin, Scott

Windchaser (Dinotopia #1)
Lost City (Dinotopia #4)
Thunder Falls (Dinotopia #6)
Sky Dance (Dinotopia #10)
Return to Lost City (Dinotopia #12)
Explorers, The (Dinotopia #14)
Survivor (Jurassic Park Adventures #1)
Prey (Jurassic Park Adventures #2)
Flyers (Jurassic Park Adventures #3)
I was a teenage T. Rex (Dinoverse #1)
Teens Time Forgot (Dinoverse #2)
Raptor without a cause (Dinoverse #3)
Please don't eat the teacher! (Dinoverse #4)
Beverly Hills brontosaurus (Dinoverse #5)
Dinosaurs ate my homework (Dinoverse #6)

Cole, Sheila

The Dragon in the Cliff : a novel based on the life of Mary Anning

Day, Marie

Dragon in the rocks : a story based on the childhood of early paleontologist Mary Anning

Dixon, Franklin W.

The Secret of Wildcat Swamp

Emerson, Alice B.

Betty Gordon in the Land of Oil ; The Farm That Was Worth A Fortune

Ewart, Claire


Gordon, Roderick and Williams, Brian

Tunnels (Tunnels 1)
Deeper (Tunnels 2)
Freefall (Tunnels 3)
Closer (Tunnels 4)
Spiral (Tunnels 5)
Terminal (Tunnels 6)

Horner, John R. and Gorman, James

Maia : a dinosaur grows up

Hughes, Nigel C.

Monisha and the stone forest

King-Smith, Dick

Hogsel and Gruntel and other animal stories

Lemish, John

Jeff Carson, young geologist

O'Malley, Kevin and O'Brien, Patrick

Captain Raptor and the space pirates
Captain Raptor and the Moon Mystery

Schachner, Judith Byron

Skippyjon Jones and the big bones

Stafford, Kevin W. and Majkowski, Lisa

The mystery of Black Water Cave

Stone, Rex

Attack of the Tyrannosaurus
Charge of the Triceratops
March of the Ankylosaurus
Flight Of The Quetzalcoatlus
Catching the Velociraptor
Stampede of the Edmontosaurus
Swimming with the Plesiosaur
Saving the Stegosaurus
Tracking the Diplodocus
Escape from the Fierce Predator
Assault of the Friendly Fiends
Journey to the Ice Age
Cretaceous Chase
Snorkelling with the Saw Shark
Lost in the Jurassic
Flight of the Winged Serpent
Tracking the Gigantic Beast
Stampede of the Giant Reptiles
Catching the Speedy Thief
Swarm of the Fanged Lizards
Finding the Deceptive Dinosaur
Snatched by the Dawn Thief
Shadowing the Wolf-face Reptiles
Stalking the Fanned Predator
Attack of the Lizard King
Charge of the Three-Horned Monster
March of the Armoured Beasts
Chasing the Tunnelling Trickster
Rampage of the Hungry Giants
Clash of the Monster Crocs
Hunted by the Insect Army
Haunting of the Ghost Runners
Saving the Scaly Beast
Taming the Battling Brutes
Big Adventure
Rescuing the Plated Lizard
Swimming with the Sea Monster
Awesome Adventure

Studdard, Jody

Escape from Dinosaur Planet

Wise, William

Dinosaurs forever

Zoehfield, Kathleen Weidner

Fossil fever

Film and Television

10.5. 2004.
2012 : Doomsday. 2010.
2012 : Ice Age. 2011.
2012 : Supernova. 2010.
Absolute Zero. 2006.
Adventures of Mary-Kate & Ashley : the Case of the Volcano Mystery. 1997.
Aftershock: Earthquake in New York. 1999.
Airplane vs. Volcano. 2014.
The Apocalypse. 2007.
Apocalypse Pompeii. 2014.
Area 407. 2012.
Arctic Blast 2010.
Armageddon. 1998.
Asteroid. 1997.
Avalanche Alley. 2001.
Avalanche : Nature Unleashed
Avalanche Sharks. 2013.
Ba'al : the Storm God. 2008.
Baby : Secret of the Lost Legend. 1985.
Blood Diamond. 2006.
Carnosaur. 1993.
Category 6 : Day of Destruction. 2004.
Category 7 : The End of the World. 2005.
Christmas Twister. 2012.
Collision Earth. 2012.
The Core. 2003.
Countdown : Armageddon. 2010.
Cyclone. 1978.
Cyclone Tracy. 1986.
Dante's Peak. 1997.
The Day after Tomorrow. 2004.
The Deadly Shift. 2008.
Deep Core. 2000.
Deep Impact. 1998.
Descent. 2005.
Devil Winds. 2003.
Dinoshark. 2010.
Disaster! 2005.
Disaster Movie. 2008.
Disaster Wars : Earthquake vs. Tsunami. 2004.
Disaster Zone: Volcano in New York. 2010.
Dracano. 2013.
Earthquake. 1974.
Earthquake : Nature Unleashed. 2005.
Earthstorm. 2006.
Extraordinary Adventures of Adele Blanc-Sec. 2010
The Final Storm. 2009.
The Great Los Angeles Earthquake. (The Big One). 1990.
The Happening. 2008.
Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs. 2009.
Ice Road Terror. 2011.
Ice Quake. 2010.
Ice Twisters. 2009.
Impact. 2009.
Jurassic Park. 1993.
Jurassic Shark. 2012.
Killer Wave. 2007.
Krakatoa : East of Java. 1969.
Last Days of Pompaii. 1913.
Last Days of Pompeii. 1959.
Lost Volcano. 1950.
Magma : Volcanic Disaster. 2006.
Malibu Shark Attack. 2009.
Mega Cyclone. 2011.
Megafault. 2009.
Mega Shark vs. Crocosaurus.
Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus. 2009.
Mega Shark vs. Mecha Shark. 2014.
Meltdown: Days of Destruction. 2006.
Metal Tornado. 2011.
Meteor. 2009.
Meteor Storm. 2010.
Mission to Mars. 2000.
Night of the Twisters. 1996.
NYC : Tornado Terror. 2010.
On Hostile Ground. 2000.
Polar Storm. 2009.
Pompeii. 2014.
Post Impact. 2004.
Primeval. T.V. 2008.
Pterodactyl. 2005.
Quantum Apocalypse. 2010.
Sand Sharks.
Sharknado. 2013.
Sharknado 2. 2014.
Solar Attack. 2006.
Snow Shark : ancient snow beast. 2011.
Stonehenge Apocalypse. 2010.
Storm Cell. 2007.
Supernova. 2005.
Super Cyclone. 2012.
Super Shark. 2011.
Tidal Wave. 2009.
Tornado! 1996.
Tornado : Der Zorn des Himmels. 2006.
Tornado Valley. 2009.
Tornado Warning (Alien Tornado). 2012.
Track of the Moon Beast. 1976.
Twister. 1996.
Volcano. 1997.
Volcano Disaster. 2005.
Volcano Zombies. 2014.



Alten, Steve

The Shell Game

Brown, Dan

Deception Point

Hurtt, Howard A.

Double Drop

Buckell, Tobias S.

Arctic Rising

DuBrul, Jack

Vulcan's Forge (Philip Mercer, 1)
Charon's Landing (Philip Mercer, 2)
Medusa Stone (Philip Mercer, 3)
Pandora's Curse (Philip Mercer, 4)
River of Ruin (Philip Mercer, 5)
Deep Fire Rising (Philip Mercer, 6)
Havoc (Philip Mercer, 7)

Dwiggins, Toni

Quicksilver (Forensic Geology, prequel)
Badwater (Forensic Geology, 1)
Volcano Watch (Forensic Geology, 2)

Gallagher, Dan

The Pleistocene Redemption

Gartner, John F.

Gem Greed

Hickam, Homer

Dinosaur Hunter

Kalb, Jon E.

The Gift

Magana, Sally and Quetzalcoatl

Lost Hope

Mercer, James W.

The Tsunami That Reshaped America (Mark Malloy, geologist)

Nance, John J.

Saving Cascadia

Perkins, Ronald D.

Currents of Deceit

Preston, Douglas J.

Tyrannosaur Canyon

Preston, Douglas J. and Child, Lincoln

The Ice Limit

Robinson, Jeremy

Antarktos Rising

Rollins, James


Tabor, James M.

The Deep Zone

Wefer, Fred L.

Where the Sun Don't Shine : an underground thriller

Graphic Novels

Culbard, Ian; H.P. Lovecraft

At the mountains of madness

Dark Horse Comics

Turok : Son of Stone

Parker, Jeff and Lieber, Steve


Space & Planets

Hickam, Homer



Child, Lincoln

Terminal Freeze

Cran, Kenneth


Denzel, Justin

Hunt for the Last Cat

Gratacap, L.P.

A Woman of the Ice Age

Lindler, Cat

Starlight and Promises

Meikle, William

The Valley

Nayes, Alan


Ni, W.W.

Tophero : Son of Smilodon, Jungle Lord of the New Millennium

O'Brien, Patrick


Paddock, James

Sabre City
The Last Sabre

Rovin, Jeff


Sheldon, Roy

Two Days of Terror

Sterling, George

Babes in the Wood : The Saber-Tooth
Babes in the Wood : The Wrath of Lions

About Geology in Fiction

Buckland, Adele

Novel Science : Fiction and the Invention of Nineteenth-Century Geology

What do other people have to say?


Bibliography on Science in Fiction

Bode, Christoph, and Jacqueline M. Labbe. Romantic Localities: Europe Writes Place. London: Pickering & Chatto, 2010.

Introduction / Christoph Bode and Jacqueline Labbe -- 'How bursts the landscape on my sight!' : pedestrian excursions into the Romantic landscape / Felicitas Menhard -- At the intersection of artifice and reality / Jacqueline Labbe -- Sublime landscapes and ancient traditions : Eighteenth-century literary tourism in Scotland / Kristin Ott -- 'Plum-pudding stone' and the Romantic Sublime : the landscape and geology of the Trossach in The Statistical Account of Scotland (1791-9) / Tom Furniss -- Readers of Romantic locality : tourists, Loch Katerine and The Lady of the Lake / Nicola J. Watson -- Paradox Inn : home and passing through at Grasmere / Polly Atkin -- 'O all pervading album!' : place and displacement in Romantic albums and album poetry / Samantha Matthews -- Into the woods : Robin Hood and Sherwood Forest in the Romantic imagination / Stefanie Fricke -- Inspiration, toleration and relocation in Ann Radcliffe's A Journey Made in the Summer of 1794, Through Holland and the Western Frontier of Germany (1795) / Angela Wright -- Henry Crabb Robinson's initiation into the 'Mysteries of the New School' : a Romantic journey / James Vigus -- Italy as a Romantic location in the poetry of the Original English Della Cruscans / Rolf Lessenich -- The location of vacancy : Pompeii and the Panorama / Sophie Thomas -- Italy visited and revisited : Wordworth's 'Magnificent Debt' / J. Douglas Kneale -- Hollow skies, hupaithric temples and Pythagoreans : Shelly's dim Crotonian truths / Rosa Karl -- 'An imaginary line drawn through waste and wilderness' : Scott's The Talisman / Silvia Mergenthal -- Exploded convictions, perished certainties : the transformational experience of the South Seas in Georg Forster's A Voyage Round the World / Christoph Bode.

Cartwright, John, and Brian Baker. Literature and Science: Social Impact and Interaction. Santa Barbara, Calif: ABC-CLIO, 2005.
PN 55 R68 2011 PCL

Medieval cosmology and European literature : Dante and Chaucer -- Science and literature in the Elizabethan renaissance -- Science and literature in seventeenth-century England -- Science and literature, 1680-1790 -- The touch of cold philosophy : the response to science in Romantic literature, 1790-1840 -- Nineteenth-century American literature and science : problems of analogy -- Those dreadful hammers : geology and evolution in nineteenth-century literature -- Darwin's gothic : science and literature in the late nineteenth century -- Themes in science fiction -- Science and literature in the twentieth century : from entropy to chaos -- The two cultures debates -- Science wars and imperial ambitions -- Epilogue : a time for cultural exchange.

Cavanaugh, Terence W., and Cathy Cavanaugh. Teach Science with Science Fiction Films: A Guide for Teachers and Library Media Specialists. Worthington, Ohio: Linworth Pub, 2004.

1. Science fiction films as an educational tool : Why learn science? ; What is science fiction? ; Why use science fiction to teach science? ; Research on teaching science with science fiction films ; Common fallacies and errors in science fiction films ; How to use science fiction in the classroom ; The library media center ; How to use the materials in this book ; Guidelines for repurposing films ; How to get science fiction films ; Standards-based teaching ; Educational technology standards ; National science standards matrices -- 2. Human biology : Fantastic voyage ; Star trek®: Immunity syndrome ; Catalyst enzymes activity -- 3. Animal biology : Star trek®: Operation annihilate ; THEM ; Acceleration due to gravity and reaction time activity -- 4. Plant biology : Day of the triffids ; The thing ; Flower dissection activity ; Build a flower activity -- 5. Chemistry : The Andromeda strain ; Star trek the next generation®: Home soil ; Conductivity tester activity ; pH and indicators activity ; Crystal growth activity -- 6. Earth science : Journey into amazing caves ; Journey to the center of the earth ; Twister ; Severe weather observation activity ; Construct a tornado bottle activity -- 7. Environmental science/ecology : X-Files(TM): Darkness falls ; Star trek® IV: The voyage home ; Star trek®: The trouble with tribbles ; Qualitative testing of carbon dioxide: a pollutant activity ; Growing triops activity ; Animal population survey: tag and recapture activity -- 8. Geology : Dante's peak ; Jurassic Park ; Crystal systems activity ; Fossil formation activity -- 9. Marine science : Finding Nemo ; It came from beneath the sea ; Jaws ; Using fish anatomy to determine habitat activity ; Shark key activity -- 10. Physics : Star trek: the next generation®: Booby trap ; Destination moon ; Forbidden planet ; Personal radiation dose activity ; Size of the sun and moon activity ; Free fall and forces activity -- 11. STS: Science technology and society : The day the earth stood still ; Star trek®: Devil in the dark ; Fly away home ; Build an electric motor activity ; Panorama diorama activity.

Clarke, Bruce, and Manuela Rossini. The Routledge Companion to Literature and Science. New York: Routledge, 2011.
PN 55 R68 2011 PCL

Part I. Literatures and sciences. AI and ALife / John Johnston -- Alchemy / Mark S. Morrisson -- Biology / Sabine Sielke -- Chaos and complexity theory / Ira Livingston -- Chemistry / Jay Labinger -- Climate science / Robert Markley -- Cognitive science / Joseph Tabbi -- Cybernetics / Søren Brier -- Ecology / Stacy Alaimo -- Evolution / David Amigoni -- Genetics / Judith Roof -- Geology / Stephen A. Norwick -- Information theory / Philipp Schweighauser -- Mathematics / Brian Rotman -- Medicine / George Rousseau -- Nanotechnology / Colin Milburn -- Physics / Dirk Vanderbeke -- Psychoanalysis / Arkady Plotnitsky -- Systems theory / Bruce Clarke -- Thermodynamics / John Bruni -- Part II. Disciplinary and theoretical approaches. Agricultural studies / Susan M. Squier -- Animal studies / Richard Nash -- Art connections / Robert Pepperell -- Cultural science studies / Maureen McNeil -- Deconstruction / Vicki Kirby -- E-literature / Joseph Tabbi -- Feminist science studies / Susan M. Squier and Melissa M. Littlefield -- Game studies / Gordon Calleja and Ivan Callus -- History of science / Henning Schmidgen -- Media studies / Mark B.N. Hansen -- Philosophy of science / Alfred Nordmann -- Posthumanism / Neil Badmington -- Science fiction / Lisa Yaszek -- Semiotics / Paul Cobley -- Part III. Periods and cultures. Greece and Rome / Emma Gee -- Middle Ages and early Renaissance / Arielle Saiber -- Scientific "revolution" I : Copernicus to Boyle / Alvin Snider -- Scientific "revolution" II : Newton to Laplace / Lucinda Cole -- Romanticism / Noah Heringman -- Industrialism / Virginia Richter -- Russia / Kenneth J. Knoespel -- Japan / Thomas Lamarre -- Modernism / T. Hugh Crawford -- Postmodernism / Stefan Herbrechter.

Fishburn, Evelyn, and Eduardo L. Ortiz. Science and the creative imagination in Latin America. London: Institute for the Study of the Americas, 2005.
F 1408 S34 2005 Benson Latin American Collection

Introduction / Evelyn Fishburn and Eduardo L. Ortiz -- Darwin in South America : geology, imagination and encounter / Dame Gillian Beer -- Walking backward to the future : time, travel and race / Benigno Trigo -- Natural parts and unnatural others : a reflection on patrimony at the turn of the nineteenth century / Sylvia Molloy -- On the transition from realism to the fantastic in the Argentina of the 1870s : Holmberg and the Córdoba Six / Eduardo L. Ortiz -- Literature and science in Martinez Estrada's work / Alejandro Kaufman -- The nature effect in Latin American science publications : the case of the journal Redes / Claudio Canaparo -- Two scientific traditions in Martín Fierro / Norma S. Horenstein -- Heisenberg's uncertainty principle in contemporary Spanish American fiction / Alicia Rivero -- Constructing postcoloniality : scientific enquiries in Cien años de soledad / Patricia Murray -- Holograms and simulacra : bioy casares, subeila, piglia / Geoffrey Kantaris -- The desert poetics of Mario Montalbetti : writing, knowledge, topologies / William Rowe.

Heringman, Noah. Romantic Rocks, Aesthetic Geology. Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell University Press, 2004.

Introduction: Aesthetic Materialism and the Culture of Landscape -- A Genealogy of the "Huge Stone" in Wordsworth's "Resolution and Independence" -- Geological Otherness; or, Rude Rocks and the Aesthetics of Formlessness -- Blake, Geology, and Primordial Substance -- Interchapter. Literary Landscapes and Mineral Resources -- The Rock Record, Mineral Wealth, and the Substance of History -- Aesthetic Objects and Cultural Practices in Erasmus Darwin's Geology -- Wonders of the Peak -- Conclusion: Aesthetic Geology and Critical Discourse.

Doe, Jane. “Incidental Toxins and Deer Mortality in Central Park.” Pesticides and Urban Ungulates 44, no. 12 (June 2005): 21-35.

Kawula, John Douthit. "The interpretation and indexing of geoscience fiction." Journal of Geological Education vol. 41, issue 1 (January 1993): 15-23.

Merrill, Lynn L. The Romance of Victorian Natural History. New York: Oxford University Press, 1989.
PR 756 N38 M47 1989 PCL

The positive force of natural history -- Cultural manifestations -- Language and discourse -- The scientific context and the two cultures -- Museums and microscopes: particularity and panorama -- Burroughs and Ruskin--"The more and fresher facts the better" -- Natural history art and Pre-Raphaelitism -- Philip Henry Gosse: "Feasting of the eager eyes" -- Charles Kingsley and the wonders of the shore -- Hugh Miller and evocative geology.

Perry, Phyllis J. The World's Regions and Weather Linking Fiction to Nonfiction. Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO, 1996. <>.

Sarjeant, William Anthony Swithin. n.d. "Detectives and Geology in Fiction". Geology Today. 10, no. 6: 228-231.

Sheffield, Charles. Borderlands of Science: How to Think Like a Scientist and Write Science Fiction. Riverdale, NY: Baen Books, 1999.

Stitt, Megan Perigoe. Metaphors of Change in the Language of Nineteenth-Century Fiction: Scott, Gaskell, and Kingsley. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1998.
PR 868 S34 S85 1998 PCL

1. The Fossil and the Germ: Rhetorics of Etymology -- 2. Rocks and Living Tongues: Inductive Science and the Novels of the Present -- 3. Decadent Strength: Models of Progress -- 4. Figures of Speech: Language and the Family Dynamic.

Tinkler-Villani, V., and C. C. Barfoot. Restoring the Mystery of the Rainbow: Literature's Refraction of Science. Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2011.

Tomaiuolo, Saverio. In Lady Audley's Shadow: Mary Elizabeth Braddon and Victorian Literary Genres. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2010.

This book is devoted to Mary Elizabeth Braddon's complex relationship with the three main Victorian literary genres: the Gothic, the Detective and the Realist novel. Using Braddon's bestselling sensation fiction Lady Audley's Secret as a paradigmatic model and as a 'haunting' textual presence across her literary career, this study provides a critical reading of a wide range of Braddon's novels and short stories.

Wyatt, John. Wordsworth and the Geologists. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1995.
PR 5892 G42 W93 1995 PCL

Introduction -- Wordsworth's geology: references and allusions -- 'Pronounce their benediction, speak of them as powers': the wider context of geological information -- Trinity men -- Order, clarity, distinctness -- 'The universality of nature's kingdom'? -- Duration and decay: the abyss of time -- Geology: the poetic discipline -- Geologists and humanity -- Conclusion.

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