Earth Science Texts


When Planet Earth Was New by James Gladstone and Katherine Diemert
Earth: The Life of Our Planet by Dr. Mike Goldsmith and Mark A. Garlick
Earth! My First 4.54 Billion Years by Stacy McAnulty
The Wonders Inside the Earth by Jan Stradling 
Earthquakes: Earth's Mightiest Moments by David L. Harrison and Cheryl Nathan
Faultlines: Understanding the Power of Earthquakes by Joanna Wagstaffe
Cruisin' the Fossil Coastline: The Travels of an Artist and a Scientist along the Shores of the Prehistoric Pacific by Kirk R. Johnson and Ray Troll 
Geography: A Visual Encylopedia by DK Smithsonian 
Canada Close Up: Canada's Natural Wonders by Joanne Richter
British Columbia Place Names 3rd ed. by G.P.(Phillip) V. Akrigg and Helen Akrigg
Grand Canyon by Jason Chin 
Earthquakes by Ellen J. Prager 
The Rock Factory by Jacqui Bailey 
10 Rivers that Shaped the World by Marilee Peters
Seymour Simon's Extreme Earth Records by Seymour Simon


Physical Geology by Steven Earle

This open source text written by Steven Earle is available online for students and focused on Vancouver Island and British Columbia. 

     Chapter Lecture Notes for Physical Geology.

Geomorphology: A Canadian Perspective 6th ed. by Alan S. Trenhaile
Introduction to Geology by Salt Lake Community College

This link provides access to the online textbook for introductory geology courses. 

Canada Rocks: The Geologic Journey by Nick Eyles and Andrew Miall 

This text focuses on the geologic processes that shaped the second largest country in the World. 

West Coast Fossils by Graham Beard and Rolf Ludvigsen 

This text is a great resource to have, specifically Chapter Five: Fossil Groups Represented on Vancouver Island. 

Geology of British Columbia: A Journey through Time by Sydney Cannings, JoAnne Nelson and Richard Cannings

The authors explore the geologic history of British Columbia in this text. 

Geography of British Columbia: People and Landscapes in Transition by Brett McGillivray

This introductory text is a good resource for geology, geography and economic history of British Columbia. 

Science Daily: Earth and Climate News 

Earth and climate news daily that shares recently published studies on the specific subjects such as geology, earthquakes, and environment. There is an option to sign up and receive daily emails on a specific subject, such as geology to keep students current on geologic studies. 

Four Billion Years and Counting: Canada's Geologic Heritage by Robert Fensome, Graham Williams et al. 

This text is approved by the Canadian Federation of Earth Sciences and recommended for teaching earth sciences in high schools across Canada. 

UCLA's Augmented Reality Sandbox 

The Augmented Reality Sandbox developed by UCLA, allows students to engage with the formation of landscapes within this topographic projection map. 

Tech Presentations 

Planetary Geology: Introduction to Basic Geologic Principles by Brown University 
Four Billion Years and Counting: Canada's Geological Heritage by Canadian Federation of Earth Sciences

The site provides PDF chapter reviews and photographs of geologic formations. 

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