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The CGS is the biggest publisher of geological literature in the Czech Republic. Publications range from the results of research carried out by survey geologists in the Czech Republic to the results of specialists working in collaboration with foreign governments and geological institutions in different parts of the world. To encourage younger readers and inform the public about the importance of geology to society, non-fiction books on geological topics, explanatory leaflets and a series of postcards are also published.

The readership of CGS publications includes professionals in all areas of the earth sciences (geologists, palaeontologists, mineralogists, petrologists, environmentalists etc.) as well as students of these scientific disciplines and amateur collectors and enthusiasts. The CGS publications are also the prime source of geological information for government and local authorities.

Periodicals

The periodicals edited by the Czech Geological Survey incorporate the most up-to- date results of geological research carried out in various fields in the Czech Republic as well as abroad. The high scientific standard of these publications has gained them an international reputation. One of the leading publications produced by the CGS is the Bulletin of Geosciences. At the beginning of 2007 this was incorporated in the ISI database (Web of Science) and given an impact factor. Other prominent CGS periodicals include the Bulletin on Geological Research that was approved by the Board for Research and Development for inclusion in the list of non-impact reviewed periodicals published in the Czech Republic. Because the established policy of the Czech Geological Survey is to provide the public with maximum access to professional information, all the periodicals published by the CGS – Bulletin of Geosciences, Czech Geological Survey Special Papers, Journal of Geological Sciences and Geoscience Research Reports – are available on-line free of charge.

Monographs

These professional publications, authored by specialists of the CGS, cover practically all the major fields of Earth science and are respected internationally for their quality. Many have set the standard for teaching a whole generation of geologists, as well as specialists in related sciences.

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Explanatory notes for maps at 1: 25,000 scale

Explanatory notes for the set of geological and thematic ecological maps at a scale of 1: 25,000 were issued for only some of the sheets. There are brochures for particular map sheets that provide not only detailed information about the geology, but also about other related disciplines such as hydrogeology, economic geology etc. Instructions on how to use the set of geological and thematic ecological maps of natural resources provide detailed information about the contents of the maps, and for what purpose they have been compiled, including comments on the terms used in the legends of individual map sheets.
Explanatory notes available from the on-line book shop of the CGS are in the Czech language only.

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Explanatory notes for maps at 1: 50,000 scale

Explanatory notes for the set of geological and thematic ecological maps at a scale of 1: 50,000 have been published for only some map sheets. There are brochures which provide detailed information for particular map sheets not only concerning geology, but also describing hydrogeology, economic geology etc. Instructions on how to use the set of geological and thematic ecological maps of natural resources give detailed information about the contents of the map, and for what purpose they were compiled, including comments on terms used in the legends of individual map sheets.
Explanatory notes available from the on-line book shop of the CGS are in the Czech language only.

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Explanatory notes for maps at 1: 200,000 scale

Hydrogeological maps at a scale of 1: 200,000 cover the entire territory of the Republic. Explanatory notes to the basic hydrogeological map 1: 200,000 provide the geology and natural conditions of each territory, with their hydrogeological characteristics and exploration. Other information as the hydraulic properties of rocks, and groundwater flow regime and their chemistry.

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Non-fiction publications

Non-fiction works are also produced by the publishing Department of the CGS. They are aimed at informing the wider public and the younger generation about relevant issues concerning natural resources, geological processes and society. The personal recollections of travel and professional life in remote parts of Africa, South America and Greenland written by a number of distinguished CGS geologists are quite unique. There are also popular biographies of famous personalities in geology.

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Protected landscape areas

Publications about the protected landscape areas are intended to provide popular perspectives on natural phenomena and the landscape.

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CD and DVD

Interactive maps of the Czech Republic at a scale of 1:25,000 and Historical maps of Europe (1780-1918) have become the most popular electronic titles of recent years. It is possible to view a demonstration version of an interactive geological map of the Czech Republic on DVD through the attached link.

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For children

The Czech Geological Survey is aware of the need to make geological themes accessible to children. This is crucial for the future of geosciences as well as for the whole of planet Earth. The programme of publication aimed at the younger reader is therefore treated with high priority as part of the CGS strategy of public engagement.

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