Welcome to the First USask Edition of the Physical Geology Workbook!
This project grew out of a set of study packages I prepared for my first year physical geology students at the University of Saskatchewan. As I learned more about online textbooks through my involvement with textbook and lab manual adaptation projects, I realized that this is a better format to use to deliver this resource to my students. It will also allow me (once the document is ready to release as a first edition) to make these study materials available to other instructors as a complement to our lab manual and textbook resources. I have aligned the content in this workbook to the Physical Geology 1st USask Edition textbook. For each chapter, I’ve organized the vocab by chapter section. There is also a vocabulary section labelled “other vocabulary” for each chapter; this is for vocab that isn’t currently included in the textbook but that I use in my lectures. We will probably incorporate this vocab into the textbook in a future edition.
I hope you find these resources useful, and I welcome feedback or suggestions (or flagged errors – especially flagged errors!). If you would like to collaborate or adapt this workbook please get in touch.
–Joyce McBeth, Assistant Professor, USask Geological Sciences. December 2019.
Top image: Mt Teide volcano, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain. Source: Joyce M. McBeth (2005) CC-BY 4.0. Bottom image: ripples in recently deposited river sediments, Halfway River, BC, Canada. Source: Joyce M. McBeth (2005) CC-BY 4.0.