References and activities for tour groups, schools, and individuals:
Scavenger hunts & puzzles (PDF)
Reference sheet & timeline on the story.

Other San Francisco Bay Area resources:
The Exploratorium -- What is Evidence?
U.C. Berkeley's Museum of Paleontology -- exhibits on Understanding Science, History of Life, and Understanding Evolution

The content of this project is based on the work and writings of many scientists and educators:

  • Geologic History of Washington State -- Burke Museum
  • Geologic History of Rhode Island -- Jamestown, Rhode Island Visitor Information
  • Rodinia --
  • Rodinia -- NGU - Geodynamics -- Norges geologiske undersokellse -- Torsvik Trond
  • Educational Multimedia Visualization Center -- U.C. Santa Barbara

    EARLY EARTH HISTORY (Back to top)
  • Wilde, S.A., Valley, J.W., Peck, W.H., Graham, C.M., 2001, Evidence from detrital zircons for the existence of continental crust and oceans on the Earth 4.4 Gyr ago, NATURE 409, 175-178 (11 January 2001).
  • NASA -- Earth Observatory
  • Dutch, Steven I., "Earth" World Book Online Reference Center. 2004. World Book, Inc.
  • The Earliest Piece of the Earth -- U.W. Madison
  • Cool Early Earth -- U.W. Madison
  • John W. Valley, William H. Peck, Elizabeth M. King, Simon A. Wilde, 2002, A Cool Early Earth, Geology. 30: 351-354.
  • NSF -- Office of Legislative and Public Affairs -- Earlier Water on Earth? Oldest Rock Suggests Hospitable Young Planet
  • Science Daily --
    • New Evidence Suggests Early Oceans Bereft Of Oxygen For Eons; Early Life May Have Lived Very Differently Than Life Today
    • Liquid Water At Earth's Surface 4.3 Billion Years Ago, Scientists Discover
    • Early Earth Likely Had Continents, Was Habitable, According To New Study
    • Oldest Known Rocks On Earth Discovered: 4.28 Billion Years Old
  • Google Earth Location of Jack Hills, WA
  • A Review of the Universe -- Structures, Evolutions, Observations, and Theories -- Age of Animals
  • Lawrence Berkeley National Labs -- Gold Rush Still Haunts San Francisco Bay
  • University of Michigan -- Global Change Curriculum -- Evolution of the Atmosphere: Composition, Structure and Energy
  • -- Evidence for Ancient Bombardment of Earth
  • -- Catastrophe, Mother of Evolution: How Life Survived Early Bombardment of Asteroids and Comets
  • The Origin of Life on Earth by Leslie E. Orgel
  • Thorsten Kleine, Herbert Palme, Klaus Mezger, Alex N. Halliday, 2005, Hf-W Chronometry of Lunar Metals and the Age and Early Differentiation of the Moon, Science 9 December 2005: Vol. 310. no. 5754, pp. 1671 - 1674,
  • University of Virginia -- ASTR 121 (O'Connell) Study
  • Astrobiology Magazine: Earth's Oldest Mineral Grains Suggest an Early Start for Life
  • National Geographic Prehistoric Animal Facts
  • Palaeos -- Carboniferous

    EARLY LIFE EVOLUTION (Back to top)
  • Fossil Mall -- About Stromatolites
  • Virtual Fossil Museum -- Stromatolites
  • Snowball Earth
  • Sergi Sabater, Helena Guasch, Anna Romaní, and Isabel Muñoz, 2000, Stromatolitic communities in Mediterranean streams: adaptations to a changing environment. Journal of Biodiversity and Conservation, Publisher Springer Netherlands; Volume 9, Number 3 / March, 2000
  • Palaeobotanical Research Group -- University of MÜNSTER -- The Earliest Life
  • J. William Schopf, 2006, Fossil evidence of Archaean life. Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci. 2006 June 29; 361(1470): 869–885.
  • Deep Biosphere Laboratory
  • Geology 331 Lecture Notes (Principles of Paleontology), T. Holtz, University of Maryland.
  • Geology 102 Lecture Notes, Pamela J. W. Gore, Georgia Perimeter College, Clarkston, GA
  • Museum Victoria -- Dinosaurs and Fossils
  • DHD Multimedia Gallery
  • Federation of American Scientists -- Grypania image
  • James St. John, OSU-Newark, Grypania
  • Nicholas J. Butterfield, Palaeobiology, 26(3): 386-404, September 2000
  • Access Excellence @ the national health museum -- The Radiation of the First Animals by Dr. Jerry Lipps
  • Siberian Traps Research Group -- University of Leicester
  • Rosalind V. White and Andrew D. Saunders, 2004, Volcanism, impact and mass extinctions: incredible or credible coincidences? Lithos 2004.09.016 Elsevier B.V.
  • The Geological Society, UK -- Flood Basalts
  • R.P. Hilton, 2003, Dinosaurs and other Mesozoic Reptiles of California. Berkeley: University of California Press.
  • Museum of Paleontology -- U.C. Berkeley -- Dilophosaurus
  • Oceans of Kansas On-line Paleontological Museum
  • Gierlinski and Niedzwiedzki, 2005, New saurischian dinosaur footprints from the Lower Jurassic of Poland. Geological Quarterly, 2005, 49 (1): 99-104.

  • Max Planck Institut fur Astrophysik -- Millenium Project
  • NASA -- Images of the Day
  • JPL/NASA -- Welcome to the Planets
  • Hubble Images
  • Spudis, Paul D., "Moon" World Book Online Reference Center. 2004. World Book, Inc.
  • Washington University in St. Louis - Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences -- Lunar Geochemistry -- Randy L. Korotev
  • Titan: A Moon With Atmosphere -- Astrobiology Magazine -- Talk by Chris McKay, Oct. 27, 2005
  • Yeomans, Donald K. "Comet." World Book Online Reference Center. 2005. World Book, Inc.
  • Welcome to StarChild -- A Learning Center for Young Astronomers

    CALIFORNIA (Back to top)
  • Geology of the Golden Gate Headlands, William P. Elder, National Park Service, Golden Gate National Recreation Area
  • Ted Konigsmark, Geologic Trips San Francisco and the Bay Area, 1998, GEOPRESS
  • San Francisco Bay -- USGS -- Bathymetry
  • San Francisco Bay -- USGS -- Earthquakes
  • Pinet, Paul, 2000, Invitation to Oceanography, Jones and Bartlett Publishers
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison -- Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies -- Satellite Applications for Geoscience Education
  • San Francisco Estuary Institute

    OTHER/ALL (Back to top)
  • AAAS -- American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • Earth From Above Images -- Yann Arthus Bertrand
  • NASA -- Visible Earth
  • Prentice Hall Publishing -- Essentials of Oceanography, Trujillo and Thurman
  • Prentice Hall Publishing -- Geology; Chernicoff and Whitney
  • USGS Education
  • USGS Images
  • Wikipedia
  • Nobel Lectures, 1967, Physics 1901-1921, Elsevier Publishing Company, Amsterdam.
  • Helen Dukas and Banesh Hoffman (eds) (1981). Albert Einstein, The Human Side. Princeton University Press.
  • 43 Schilpp (Ed.), P. A. (1979). Albert Einstein — Autobiographical Notes. Open Court Publishing Company, 8–9. 8

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