News from the Indiana Geological and Water Survey
Holiday Issue

Gifts for Geology Geeks

Do you know someone who is interested in science and geology? The brand new Indiana Rocks! A Guide to Geologic Sites in the Hoosier State is here and ready to send to you in time for holiday gift-giving. Just $18 plus shipping.

A story of oceans, uplift, and ice, Indiana's geological history is reflected in the vistas and landscapes you will see as you travel through the state. From the Indiana Dunes of Lake Michigan, one of the world's largest displays of lakeshore dunes, to the historic little town of New Harmony, where American geology had its beginnings, this book is your guide to 50 of the most significant and interesting sites in Indiana.


With full-color photos of the most interesting geologic sites throughout the Hoosier State, this book makes a great gift. Paperback $18, 143 pages.

Buy two items and save

Save $6 when you buy both the new Indiana Rocks! book (see above) and the ABCs of Indiana Geology cards.

ABCs of Indiana Geology cards: A set of 26 ABC cards that define various geologic terms, including rocks, minerals, fossils, and earth science concepts. Perfect for kids and adults who want to learn more about geology. The cards are 5.5" by 8.5" and are printed in full color.


Buy three items and save

Save $6 when you buy three items: the new Indiana Rocks! book, the ABCs of Indiana Geology cards, and the Let's Look at Rocks book.

Let's Look at Rocks provides an excellent introduction to Indiana geology with an emphasis on rock formation, classification, identification, and collection. This easy-to-read booklet includes explanations of the fundamental rock classifications: sedimentary, igneous, and metamorphic, as well as color photos and descriptions of specific rock types. Also included are a geologic time scale, grain-size chart, list of useful reference books, and a glossary of geologic terms.


Five posters for the price of two!

Buy five posters---Fossils of Indiana, Glaciers of Indiana, Geodes of Indiana, Sedimentary Rocks of Indiana, and Meteorites of Indiana---for the cost of two. Normally $5 each, this poster set is only $10.

Full color 24" by 36" posters printed on heavy stock. Posters will be shipped in a cardboard tube.


Important ordering information

To receive your purchases in time for the holidays, please order before December 17.

The cost of shipping is not included in these sale prices.

The Indiana Geological and Water Survey will be closed from December 25 through January 1. The bookstore will be closed during this time, and it will additionally be closed on December 24.

The Director and Staff of the IGWS wish you Happy Holidays and a Prosperous New Year!

Who doesn't love a beautiful map?

This shaded-relief map of Indiana is printed in full color on high-quality poster paper and measures 28" by 42". The map will be shipped in a cardboard tube for $10 plus shipping.

The map was prepared using lidar data, which results in a highly detailed depiction of the diverse landscapes of Indiana. Included on the map are highways and roads; lakes, rivers and streams; county seats; and population data. Elevations are represented by color, and this, in combination with IGWS cartographers’ relief-shading techniques, gives the map a three-dimensional look. From across the room, one can easily see the incised landscape of the Wabash Valley or, in the northeastern part of the state, the subtle moraines left by retreating glaciers of the Ice Age. Closer up, the details of the uplands and river bottoms become readily apparent in the southern part of the state.