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Physical Geology - First University of Saskatchewan Edition

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Karla Panchuk

Copyright Year: 2019

Publisher: University of Saskatchewan

Language: English

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Reviewed by Patrick Kennelly, GIS Program Director, Central Oregon Community College on 9/21/23

This is a comprehensive textbook on what is typically covered in introductory physical geography or geology courses. It includes material that would typically be found in a Physical Geography: Landforms and Geology and a Physical Geography:... read more

Reviewed by Patrick Kennelly, GIS Program Director, Central Oregon Community College on 3/10/22

This book offers fairly comprehensive textbook materials for someone teaching a physical geology or physical geography course. The two topics without dedicated chapters in this book that may appear in other physical geography books are shorelines... read more

Reviewed by Sean Daniels, Adjunct Faculty, Linn-Benton Community College on 5/29/21

The text is very comprehensive, covering all of the topics in the depth that would be expected of an introductory Physical Geology course. read more

Reviewed by Vijay Vulava, Professor, College of Charleston on 2/19/21

The coverage in each chapter of this book is more than adequate for my introductory class students. Each chapter is well laid out and has sufficient details for students. read more

Reviewed by Kevin Hefferan, Associate Professor, Massachusetts Maritime Academy on 6/15/20

Karla Panchuk's Physical Geology textbook is excellent. It contains a wealth of fundamental physical geology information, updated references, online links, excellent images, hands on exercises, some phonetic pronunciation of geologic terms and is... read more

Reviewed by Richard Ashmore, Instructor, Community College of Aurora on 5/28/20

This textbook covers all of the major areas of concentration seen in the most popular of current physical geology texts produced by the major publishing companies. In addition, the material presented in the textbook is covered at the level... read more

Reviewed by Mark Brazo, EdD, Adjunct Instructor, George Fox University on 4/24/20

The coverage of the subject area is most excellent. read more

Reviewed by Janine Roza, Geology Instructor, Umpqua Community College on 1/18/20

I found this textbook to be extremely comprehensive, as it covered all of the traditional topics in a physical geology textbook, plus included chapters on Origin of Earth and Earth System Change. In addition I found it covered each topic in more... read more

Table of Contents

  • Chapter 1. Introduction to Geology
  • Chapter 2. The Origin of Earth and the Solar System
  • Chapter 3. Earth's Interior
  • Chapter 4. Plate Tectonics
  • Chapter 5. Minerals
  • Chapter 6. The Rock Cycle
  • Chapter 7. Igneous Rocks
  • Chapter 8. Weathering, Sediment, and Soil
  • Chapter 9. Sedimentary Rocks
  • Chapter 10. Metamorphism and Metamorphic Rocks
  • Chapter 11. Volcanism
  • Chapter 12. Earthquakes
  • Chapter 13. Geological Structures and Mountain Building
  • Chapter 14. Streams and Floods
  • Chapter 15. Mass Wasting
  • Chapter 16. Earth-System Change
  • Chapter 17. Glaciation
  • Chapter 18. Geological Resources
  • Chapter 19. Measuring Geological Time

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  • About the Book

    Physical Geology is a comprehensive introductory text on the physical aspects of geology, including rocks and minerals, plate tectonics, earthquakes, volcanoes, mass wasting, climate change, planetary geology and much more. It has a strong emphasis on examples from western Canada. It is adapted from "Physical Geology" written by Steven Earle for the BCcampus Open Textbook Program.

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