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Introduction to Oceanography

This website serves as an open-source textbook for Oceanography 101 courses.

Introduction to Geology

This website serves as an open-source textbook for Geology 101 courses.
Chapter 1: Overview
Chapter 2: Rocks & Minerals
Chapter 3: Basic Geologic Principles
Chapter 4: Understanding Maps
Chapter 5: Earth's Structure & Plate Tectonics
Chapter 6: Faults, Earthquakes & Landscapes
Chapter 7: Igneous Rocks and Processes
Chapter 8: Weathering and Erosion
Chapter 9: Sedimentary Rocks & Processes
Chapter 10: Metamorphism & Metamorphic Rocks
Chapter 11: Rivers, Streams & Groundwater
Chapter 12: Glaciers & Glaciation
Chapter 13: Deserts and Arid Regions
Chapter 14: Ocean Basins
Chapter 15: Ocean Processes & Shorelines
Chapter 16: Earth History


Introduction to Earth Science

This websiteserves as an open-source textbook for introductory Earth and Space Science courses.
Chapter1: Intro to Earth Science (& Astronomy)

Chapter 2: Rocks and Minerals
Chapter 3: Basic Geologic Principles & Maps
Chapter 4: Evolution of Earth & Life Through Time
Chapter 5: Atmospheric Processes and Climate
Chapter 6: Fault Systems and Earthquakes
Chapter 7: Earth's Structure and Plate Tectonics
Chapter 8: Igneous Rocks &Volcanic Activity
Chapter 9: Weathering, Mass Wasting, and Erosion
Chapter 10: Sedimentary Rocks & Processes
Chapter 11: Metamorphic Rocks & Processes
Chapter 12: Streams, Rivers, & Water Underground
Chapter 13: Glaciers & Glaciation
Chapter 14: Deserts
Chapter 15: Ocean Basins
Chapter 16: Ocean Shorelines & Processes

GotBooks.miracosta.edu is a website (under development) intended to host zero-cost, open-source textbooks and materials related to geology and oceanography classes.
Check back as website materials may be added or revised.

Materials contributed so far have been text and images contributed by Miracosta College staff. Many graphics used throughout this website have are derived or modified from government sourse websites (US Geological Survey, NASA, NOAA, National Park Service, Fish & Wildlife Services, Library of Congress) and from selected sources noted.

This website is intended as a educational resource and is not intended as a primary source of information. Reference information is intentionally not included to encourage students to research primary-source literature and to pursue more recent knowledge through other means.

Comments (suggestions, corrections and revisions) can be directed to:

Phil Stoffer (pstoffer@miracosta.edu)
Keith Meldahl (kmeldahl@miracosta.edu)

revised: 12/19/2017