I have been using the Reynolds book for 2 years now and I am very happy with it.

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From: Frank Granshaw <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Tue, 8 Jun 2010 14:24:50 -0600
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Subject: Re: Conceptually-based geology text


I noticed that one of the other responders listed the Reynolds and others book.  I did a review on one of their chapters and am seriously contemplating using it for our one term geology survey.  

Frank G.

Frank D. Granshaw
Earth Science Instructor
Portland Community College
Sylvania Campus
Portland, OR 

On Jun 8, 2010, at 12:58 PM, Cormas, Peter wrote:

Hi everyone,
I was curious if anyone could recommend a conceptually-based geology text for a physical geology class for non-science majors.  Iím currently using Marshak (Essentials of Geology 3rd Ed), but find it to be more of a collection of geological facts than a conceptual approach to the discipline.  Iím not looking for something watered down, but a text that presents information as dynamic themes (e.g. rock cycle, plate tectonics, etc) or events/processes (e.g. a study of the eruption of Mt St Helens, Wegenerís scientific reasoning towards theory formation).  Any suggestions would be much appreciated.
Thanks, Pete 
Peter C. Cormas, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Science Education
Elementary/Special Education
Providence College
Providence, RI 02918