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  • Page ID
    8515
  • Written by

    Chris Johnson, Matthew D. Affolter, Paul Inkenbrandt, Cam Mosher

    Salt Lake Community College – 2017

    Contact the authors at edits@opengeology.org with edits, suggestions, or if adopting the book.

    Faculty who adopt this text for their course should contact the authors at edits@opengeology.org so that the authors can keep faculty users up to date of critical changes.

    Edited and Reviewed by

    Johnathan Barnes – Salt Lake Community College
    Jack Bloom – Rio Tinto Kennecott Copper (retired)
    Deanna Brandau – Utah Museum of Natural History
    Gereld Bryant – Dixie State University
    Gregg Beukelman – Utah Geological Survey
    Peter Davis – Pacific Lutheran University
    Renee Faatz – Snow College
    Gabriel Filippelli – Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
    Michelle Cooper Fleck – Utah State University
    Colby Ford – Dixie State University
    Michael Hylland – Utah Geological Survey
    Mike Kass – Salt Lake Community College
    Ben Laabs – North Dakota State University
    Tom Lachmar – Utah State University
    Johnny MacLean – Southern Utah University
    Erich Peterson – University of Utah
    Tiffany Rivera – Westminster College
    Leif Tapanila – Idaho State University

    Special Thanks to

    Jason Pickavance – Salt Lake Community College, Director of Educational Initiatives
    R. Adam Dastrup – Salt Lake Community College, Geoscience Dept. Chair, Director of Opengeography.org

    Open Educational Resources

    This text is provided to you as an Open Educational Resource which you access online. It is designed to give you a comprehensive introduction to Geology at no or very nominal cost. It contains both written and graphic text material, intra-text links to other internal material which may aid in understanding topics and concepts, intra-text links to the appendices and glossary for tables and definitions of words, and extra-text links to videos and web material that clarifies and augments topics and concepts. Like any new or scientific subject, Geology has its own vocabulary for geological concepts. For you to converse effectively with this text and colleagues in this earth science course, you will use the language of geology, so comprehending these terms is important. Use the intra-text links to the Glossary and other related material freely to gain familiarity with this language.