1 The Nature of Geology 2 Investigating Geologic Questions 3 Plate Tectonics 4 Earth Materials 5 Igneous Environments 6 Volcanoes and Volcanic Hazards 7 Sedimentary Environments and Rocks 8 Deformation and Metamorphism 9 Geologic Time 10 The Seafloor and Continental Margins 11 Mountains, Basins, and Continents 12 Earthquakes and Earth's Interior 13 Climate, Weather, and Their Influences on Geology 14 Glaciers, Shorelines, and Changing Sea Levels 15 Weathering, Soil, and Unstable Slopes 16 Streams and Flooding 17 Water Resources 18 Energy and Mineral Resources 19 Geology of the Solar System
Stephen J. Reynolds is the author of the highly successful Exploring Geology, Stephen Reynolds is bringing his innovation and strong visual content to Exploring Physical Geography. Stephen J. Reynolds received an undergraduate degree from the University of Texas at El Paso, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in geosciences from the University of Arizona. He then spent ten years directing the geologic framework and mapping program of the Arizona Geological Survey, completing a new Geologic Map of Arizona. Steve currently is a professor in the School of Earth and Space Exploration at Arizona State University, where he has taught various courses about regional geology, earth resources, evolution of landscapes, field studies, and teaching methods. As a National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT) distinguished speaker, he traveled across the country presenting talks and workshops on how to infuse active learning and inquiry into large introductory geology classes. He is commonly an invited speaker to national workshops and symposia on active learning, visualization, and teaching. Julia K. Johnson is currently a full-time faculty member in the School of Earth and Space Exploration at Arizona State University. Her M.S. and Ph.D. research involved structural geology and geoscience education research. The main focus of her geoscience education research is on student- and instructor-generated sketches for learning, teaching, and assessment in college geology classes. Prior to coming to ASU, she did groundwater studies of copper deposits and then taught full time in the Maricopa County Community College District, teaching Physical Geology, Environmental Geology, and their labs. At ASU, she teaches Introduction to Geology to nearly 1,000 students per year and supervises the associated introductory geology labs. She also coordinates the introductory geology teaching efforts of the School of Earth and Space Exploration, helping other instructors incorporate active learning and inquiry into large lecture classes.