MiraCosta College

Environmental Geology Online (GEOL120)

Through Spring 2016 (now retired)

Phil Farquharson, presiding

Hangin' out at the East Kaibab Monocline
Hangin' out at the East Kaibab Monocline

Things to ponder for online learning:

Class Syllabus and Schedule (PDF in new window)

MCC Blackboard

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Recommended Text Book:

Introduction to Environmental Geology, Fifth Edition, Edward A.. Keller, 2012, Pearson Prentice Hall.
ISBN-13: 978-0-321-72751-0
ISBN-10: 0-321-72751-7
E-book is available as well...
Previous editions are highly discouraged
Substantial revisions and chapter updates mean that, if you use the 4th edition you may have to do a little extra research for the subject quizzes.

The textbook is available at the college bookstore or through online vendors.
for example, it is available for rental from textbooks.com for less than half of the cost of the used book. ($25.99 versus $101.90)
Optional Regional Geology Resource Books:

The Rise and Fall of San Diego: 150 Million Years of History Recorded in Sedimentary Rocks, Patrick L. Abbott, 1999, Sunbelt Publications.
ISBN: 0-932653-31-6

Roadside Geology along Sunrise Highway, Michael J. Walawender, 2011, San Diego Association of Geologists.
ISBN: 978-0-916251-19-2

Useful links:

Powerpoint Presentations (Flash & PDF versions)

based on Introduction to Environmental Geology 5th Edition, by Keller
Click here (opens new window)
G-G intro
Course Introduction
The GRAND Canyon
Geology of the Grand Canyon
work in progress - 155 slides!
Final Revision, 7 June 2016