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Guidebook Awards

These awards recognize the value of guidebooks and reward examples of excellence in three categories:

The awards are given in the Fall at the annual meeting of the Geoscience Information Society. Until 2017 there was only a single award for Best Guidebook. The Outstanding Geologic Field Trip Guidebook Series was first awarded in 2015.

Call for Nominees

The Guidebooks Committee of the Geoscience Information Society (GSIS) is accepting nomination for the Best Guidebook award(s) and Outstanding Geologic Field Trip Guidebook Series award. Geologic field trip guidebooks covering any region produced during the last 2 years to date (meaning the current year - 2) can be considered. The nominated titles will be evaluated for outstanding content and adherence to the criteria outlined in the Guidelines for Authors, Editors, and Publishers of Geologic Field Trip Guidebooks published by GSIS. Nominations, consisting of the title, author, and publication information for the work or series, should be sent to the chair of the Guidebooks Committee. The committee begins the selection process in July.

Awards


2016

Best Guidebook Award

Muffler, L.J. Patrick and Clynne, Michael. Geologic field-trip guide to Lassen Volcanic National Park and vicinity, California. U.S. Geological Survey, 2015.

Outstanding Geologic Field Trip Guidebook Series Award

Annual Meeting Field Trip Guidebooks; The Institute on Lake Superior Geology.


2015

Best Guidebook Award

Zeigler, Kate; Timmons, J. Michael; Timmons, Stacey; and Semken, Steve. Geology of Route 66 Region: Flagstaff to Grants. New Mexico Geological Society, 2013.

Outstanding Geologic Field Trip Guidebook Series Award

Roadside Geology of...; Mountain Press Publishing Company.


2014

Best Guidebook Award

Hild, Martha Hickman. The Geology of Newfoundland Field Guide: Touring Through Time at 48 Scenic Sites. Boulder Publications, 2012.


2013

Best Guidebook Award

Rose, Bill and Olson, Justin. Isle Royale: Keweenaw Rift Geology Field Trip..Institute of Lake Superior Geology, 2013.

and

Nick Eyles. Road Rocks: Ontario: Over 250 Geological Wonders to Discover. Fitzhenry & Whiteside, 2013.


2012

Best Guidebook Award

Mickelson, David M.; Maher Jr., Louis J.; and Simpson, Susan L. Geology of the Ice Age National Scenic Trail. University of Wisconsin Press, 2011.


2011

Best Guidebook Award

Fassett, James E.; Zeigler, Kate E.; and Lueth, Virgil (editors). Geology of the Four Corners Country. Socorro, NM: New Mexico Geological Society, Guidebook 61, 2010.


2010

Best Guidebook Award

Southworth, Scott; Brezinski, D. K.; Orndorff, R.C.; Repetski, J.E.; and Denenny, D.M. Geology of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park and Potomac River corridor, District of Columbia, Maryland, West Virginia, and Virginia. U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1691, 2008.


2009

Best Guidebook Award

Pringle, Patrick T. Roadside geology of Mount Rainier National Park and vicinity. Olympia, WA: Washington Division of Geology and Earth Resources Information Circular 107, 2008.


2008

Best Guidebook Award

Inners, Jon D. et al. Rifts, Diabase, and the Topographic “Fishhook”: Terrain and Military Geology of the Battle of Gettysburg, July 1-3, 1863. Harrisburg, PA: Pennsylvania Geological Survey, Open-File Report 06-02.


2007

Best Guidebook Award

Spencer G. Lucas et al., (editors). Geology of the Chama Basin. Socorro, NM: New Mexico Geological Society Guidebook 56, 2005.

and

Carol S. Prentice et al., (editors). 1906 San Francisco earthquake centennial field guides: field trips associated with the 100th anniversary conference, 18-23 April 2006, San Francisco, California. Boulder, CO: Geological Society of America, Field guide 7, 2006.


2006

Best Guidebook Award

Scott Southworth and William Burton (editors). Geology of the National Capital Region: field trip guidebook. Reston, VA: U.S. Geological Survey, Circular 1264, 2004.


2005

Best Guidebook Award

George C. Dunne and John Cooper (compilers). Geologic Excursions in the California Deserts and adjacent Transverse Ranges. Fullerton, CA: Pacific Section SEPM, Book 88, 2001.


2002 - 2004

No award.


2001

Best Guidebook Award

Timothy F. Lawton, Nancy J. McMillan, and Virginia T. McLemore (editors). Southwest Passage: a Trip through the Phanerozoic. Socorro, NM: New Mexico Geological Society, Guidebook 51, 2000.


2000

Best Guidebook Award

Scott S. Hughes and Glenn D. Thackray, Guidebook to the Geology of Eastern Idaho, published in conjunction with the 1999 meeting of the Rocky Mountain Section of the Geological Society of America. Pocatello, ID: Idaho Museum of Natural History, 1999.


1999

Best Guidebook Award

Duebendorfer, E. M. (editor), Geologic Excursions in Northern and Central Arizona; GSA Rocky Mountain Section, May 1998. Flagstaff, AZ: Northern Arizona University Department of Geology, 1998.


1998

No award.


1997

Best Guidebook Award

Steven M. Green and Erick Struhsacker, Geology and Ore Deposits of the American Cordillera: field trip guidebook compendium. Reno, NV: Geological Society of Nevada, 1996.


1996

Best Guidebook Award

H. L. James, Geologic and Historic Guide to the Beartooth Highway, Montana and Wyoming. Butte, MT: Montana Bureau of Mines and Geology, Special Publication 110, 1995.


1995

Best Guidebook Award

T. J. Bornhorst and W. I. Rose, Self-guided Geological Field Trip to the Keweenaw Peninsula, Michigan. Mt. Horeb, WI: Institute on Lake Superior Geology, its Proceedings, v. 40, pt. 2., 1995.


1994

Best Guidebook Award

R. Michael Easton and Terry R. Carter (editors), The Basement Geology and the Precambrian-Paleozoic Unconformity in Southern Ontario. Waterloo, Ontario: Geological Association of Canada, 1994.


1993

Best Guidebook Award

Thomas D. Fouch, Vito F. Nuccio and Thomas C. Chidsey, Jr. (editors), Hydrocarbon and Mineral Resources of the Uinta Basin, Utah and Colorado. Salt Lake City, UT: Utah Geological Association, Guidebook 20, 1992.


1992

Best Guidebook Award

Kenneth S. Johnson (editor), The Arbuckle Group Core Workshop and Field Trip. Norman OK: Oklahoma Geological Survey, Publication 91-3, 1991.


1991

Best Guidebook Award

Michael Doukas, Road Guide to Volcanic Deposits of Mount St. Helens and Vicinity. Reston, VA: U.S. Geological Survey, Bulletin 1859, 1990.


1990

Best Guidebook Award

Charles Chapin and Ziri Jidek, Field Excursions to Volcanic Terranes in the Western United States. Socorro, NM: New Mexico Bureau of Mines and Mineral Resources, Memoirs 46-47,1989.