Book Title: A Practical Guide to Introductory Geology

Author: Siobhan McGoldrick

Book Description: A Practical Guide to Introductory Geology is a comprehensive laboratory manual covering the physical aspects of geology, including rocks and minerals, plate tectonics, streams, structural geology, and much more. This manual provides ample background information to assist students learning remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic. The text has a strong emphasis on examples from western Canada, especially Alberta and British Columbia, and includes a diverse set of exercises intended to accompany the GEOL 1101 curriculum at Mount Royal University. This laboratory manual is an adaptation of Physical Geology - 2nd Edition by Steven Earle.

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This book is a cloned version of Physical Geology - 2nd Edition by Steven Earle, published using Pressbooks by BCcampus under a CC BY (Attribution) license. It may differ from the original.

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Siobhan McGoldrick

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Geology, geomorphology and the lithosphere

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A Practical Guide to Introductory Geology
Author
Siobhan McGoldrick
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McGoldrick, S. (2020). A practical guide to introductory geology. Mount Royal University Library. https://openeducationalberta.ca/practicalgeology.

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Cover design by Matt Laidlow. Cover image: “Mt. Tyrwhitt (2020)” by Candace Toner is under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Licence.

Mt. Tyrwhitt—peak to the right—displays some of the classic folds and faults in the Front Ranges of the Rocky Mountains just east of the Alberta – B.C. border. The Lewis Thrust, exposed immediately to the west of this photo, is a fault over 450 km long that transported Paleozoic strata over 80 km to the east during the formation of the Rocky Mountains. In this photo, a smaller thrust fault cuts the spectacularly folded beds of mudstone, sandstone, and conglomerate of the Jurassic Kootenay Formation and Lower Cretaceous Cadomin Formation. 

Primary Subject
Geology, geomorphology and the lithosphere
Publisher
Mount Royal University
Publication Date
May 10, 2021
Ebook ISBN
978-1-55195-458-5