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Module Reading List

Introductory Earth Sciences, 2018/19, Semester 1
Dr Philip Murphy
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

Understanding Earth. 7th edition. Grotzinger J P and Jordan T H (Press F & Siever R.). Palgrave MacMillan.

This is the standard entry level text book for college geology courses in the US and elsewhere. It is an excellent and friendly text with lots of online support. The previous editions are still available (referred to in the geoscience community as Press and Siever – the original authors) and are fine for this course. There are lots of copies in the library.

Earth 4th edition. The less colourful and more ‘wordy’ companion to the above text.

Previous editions are available and fine for this course.

Earth Materials: introduction to mineralogy and petrology. Klein C and Philpotts A 2013. Cambridge University Press.

Introduction to Paleobiology and the Fossil Record. Benton M and Harper D 2009. Wiley Blackwell.

This list was last updated on 24/09/2018