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Introduction to Geomatics

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Subject(s): Earth Sciences, Geography, Environment, Planning, Engineering graphics and draughting / technical drawing

Last updated: 09/02/2023

This OPEN textbook was developed as a supplement to Geography 222.3 (GEOG 222), Introduction to Geomatics at the University of Saskatchewan. GEOG 222 is a required course for all Geography majors (B.A., B.Sc., B.A.Sc., and Planning), as well as the gateway geomatics course for a Specialization and Certificate in Geomatics. The content of this reader is a mix of original content (95% to 100% of the text and most of the images) created by Professor Scott Bell while other material comes from attributed sources (attribution is included at the beginning of a chapter or section, or for the note taking guide, on each slide or at the culmination of a series of slides).
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Digging into Canadian Soils

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Author(s): Canadian Society of Soil Science

Editor(s): Maja Krzic, Fran Walley, Amanda Diochon, Maxime C. Paré, Rich Farrell

Subject(s): Soil science and management, Earth Sciences, Geography, Environment, Planning, The environment, Conservation of the environment, Pollution and threats to the environment, Environmental science, engineering and technology, Environmental management, Sedimentology and pedology, Agriculture and farming

Publisher: Canadian Society of Soil Science

Last updated: 02/02/2023

Written, reviewed and edited by members of the Canadian Society of Soil Science, Digging into Canadian Soils: An Introduction to Soil Science provides an introduction to the core disciplines of soil science (pedology, soil biology and microbiology, physics, chemistry, fertility and nutrient cycling, and management), and introduces the concepts and vocabulary needed by students just beginning their soil science journey. The textbook is appropriate for use in a number of disciplines, including environmental and agricultural sciences, as well as related geology, geography and natural resources engineering  disciplines.

Chapters within the textbook are presented in three sections according to the content and level of the complexity. The first section of the book, Digging In, introduces core disciplines in a series of chapters written by authors whose research expertise informs the chapter content. Supplementary materials that are specific to regions in Canada are presented in chapters within a second section, Digging Across Canada. The third section, Digging Deeper, provides in-depth overview of some topics beyond what is considered core soil science disciplinary material, and may be appropriate for upper level soil science or related discipline courses. The textbook includes an extensive glossary that is accessible via in-text links. Importantly, the textbook is intended also to introduce students to the Canadian System of Soil Classification by providing examples from across the length and breadth of the world’s second largest country, and to the Canadian Society of Soil Science, whose members share a common passion for soil science and are keen to share and instill this passion with students across Canada.

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Physical Geology, First University of Saskatchewan Edition

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Author(s): Karla Panchuk

Subject(s): Earth Sciences, Geography, Environment, Planning, Earth sciences

Last updated: 02/02/2023

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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Introductory Physical Geology Laboratory Manual – First Canadian Edition (v.3 - Jan 2020)

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Author(s): Joyce McBeth, Karla Panchuk, Tim Prokopiuk, Lyndsay Hauber, Sean Lacey

Subject(s): Earth sciences, Geology, geomorphology and the lithosphere, Earth sciences

Last updated: 09/03/2020