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Library of Congress classification - Geological Sciences

Subclass QE - located on the 4th floor of Brooks Library
QE1-996.5 Geology
QE1-350.62 General
QE351-399.2 Mineralogy
QE420-499 Petrology
QE500-639.5 Dynamic and structural geology
QE521-545 Volcanoes and earthquakes
QE601-613.5 Structural geology
QE640-699 Stratigraphy
QE701-760 Paleontology
QE760.8-899.2 Paleozoology
QE901-996.5 Paleobotany