Co-authored by a diverse team from three Virginia community colleges, this historical geology textbook incorporates media, including 3D models and audio files of authors discussing answers to the integrated assessment questions. Reflecting the importance of fieldwork to geology, it will include “virtual field experiences” already developed with support from the National Science Foundation.
Historical Geology is a free online textbook for Historical Geology courses. It ...
Historical Geology is a free online textbook for Historical Geology courses. It includes the following chapters, as well as a series of case studies, virtual field experiences, tools of the trade, and virtual sample sets.
Chapters: What is Historical Geology? A Brief History of Earth Earth as a System Earth Materials – The Rock-Forming Minerals Earth Materials – Rocks Plate Tectonics Geologic time Evolution Part I: The Theory Taphonomy: The Science of Death and Decay Innovations of Life Through Time: Life Finds a Way Stratigraphy – The Pages of Earth’s Past Using sedimentary structures to interpret ancient environments Facies Paleoclimatology