AGU books support the needs of Earth and space scientists in the 21st century for research, learning, teaching, and professional development. The books cover the full breadth of Earth and space sciences, often with an interdisciplinary perspective, presenting the work of scientists across demographics, geographic location, and career stage.
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Geophysical Monograph Series – This flagship series publishes in-depth reference volumes in all fields of the Earth and space sciences, often with an interdisciplinary element. They are usually edited compilations that present the state-of the-art in a particular field, literature reviews, developments in methods and techniques, recent scientific advances, case studies, and applications. They are designed for researchers, industry professionals, and advanced students.
Special Publications – This series currently focuses on showcasing new and emerging tools and techniques for data collection and analysis in the Earth and space sciences, with an applied focus and practical elements for readers. These books are designed for researchers, industry professionals, and advanced students. We also publish occasional books on careers, the workforce, and other issues as applied to the geosciences community.
Advanced Textbook Series – A series of textbooks for upper undergraduate and graduate level courses bridging the gap between the fundamentals and critical analysis and containing a variety of materials to support teaching and learning. Covering topics across the breadth of Earth and space sciences, many empower students to explore scientific and societal challenges facing our planet, humanity, and the environment.
Archive Series – Over the years, AGU commissioned and compiled a range of book series, including reference books, research compilations, handbooks, field guides, teaching resources, and series focused on particular disciplines or covering specific geographic areas.
Interviews with book editors and authors
Interviews with editors and authors of new AGU books are published on Eos.org as Editors' Vox. Read the most recent ones:
AGU Member Benefits
AGU members receive 35% off AGU books at Wiley.com. Use promo code AGUME at checkout.
E-books from the back catalog are made available to AGU members. Log in via your AGU member profile to access the complimentary e-book. The complimentary e-books for 2023 are:
- January to March - Iceland: Tectonics, Volcanics, and Glacial Features
- April to June - Dayside Magnetospheric Interactions
- July to September - Nitrogen Overload: Environmental Degradation, Ramifications, and Economic Costs
- October to December - El Niño Southern Oscillation in a Changing Climate