Geology & Environmental Science

Open Books

  • Climate Toolkit: A Resource Manual for Science and Action
    “The Climate Toolkit is a resource manual designed to help the reader navigate the complex and perplexing issue of climate change by providing tools and strategies to explore the underlying science. As such it contains a collection of activities that make use of readily available on-line resources developed by research groups and public agencies. These include web-based climate models, climate data archives, interactive atlases, policy papers, and “solution” catalogs.”
  • Environmental Biology (Revised Ed.)
    “Book Description: This college-level open textbook covers the most salient environmental issues from a biological perspective.” Major revisions were completed in Summer 2018.
  • Introduction to Environmental Science
    Book from CK-12.
  • Knowing Home: Braiding Indigenous Science with Western Science, Book 2
    Knowing Home attempts to capture the creative vision of Indigenous scientific knowledge and technology that is derived from an ecology of a home place.
  • Physical Geology Open Textbook (2nd Ed.) 
    “Physical Geology is a comprehensive introductory text on the physical aspects of geology, including rocks and minerals, plate tectonics, earthquakes, volcanoes, glaciation, groundwater, streams, coasts, mass wasting, climate change, planetary geology and much more. It has a strong emphasis on examples from western Canada, especially British Columbia, and also includes a chapter devoted to the geological history of western Canada. The book is a collaboration of faculty from Earth Science departments at Universities and Colleges across British Columbia and elsewhere.”
  • The Story of Earth: An Observational Guide
    This lab manual focuses heavily on “students making observations of geologic data, whether rocks, minerals, fossils, maps, graphs, and other things. [The authors] want students to look at things and wonder why, how, and when. The exercises and examples used in this book are scattered throughout the world.”

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