Book Title: Physical Geology – H5P Edition

Author: Karla Panchuk

Book Description: Physical Geology - H5P Edition is an interactive comprehensive introductory text on the physical aspects of geology, including rocks and minerals, plate tectonics, earthquakes, volcanoes, mass wasting, climate change, planetary geology, and more. It has a strong emphasis on examples from western Canada.

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This book is a cloned version of Physical Geology, First University of Saskatchewan Edition by Karla Panchuk, published using Pressbooks under a CC BY-NC-SA (Attribution NonCommercial ShareAlike) license. It may differ from the original.


Karla Panchuk



Geology, geomorphology and the lithosphere


Physical Geology – H5P Edition
Karla Panchuk
Steven Earle; Joyce McBeth; and Tim Prokopiuk

© 2021 Karla Panchuck

The CC licence permits you to retain, reuse, copy, redistribute, and revise this book for non-commercial purposes—in whole or in part—for free providing the adapted work is shared under the same licence and the author is attributed as follows:

Physical Geology – H5P Edition by Karla Panchuk is licensed under a CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 licence.

Adaptation Statement
Physical Geology – H5P Edition by Karla Panchuck was adapted from Physical Geology by Steve Earle, which is licensed under a CC BY 4.0 licence. Karla Panchuck has made the following changes:

  • Inclusion of over 200 interactive H5P activities;
  • Chapters reordered;
  • Expanded content on topics like Earth-system change, glaciation, and mass wasting;
  • Updated coverage of recent events and research; and
  • Inserted additional images to support written content. This book includes approximately 580 figures, 40% of which were modified, added, or created as original works for this edition.

Note that each of the H5P activities included with the H5P Edition are individually licensed with their own Creative Commons licenses and can be used independently of the book under the terms of their own licenses. You will find the Creative Commons license for an H5P activity by clicking “Rights of Use” at the bottom of each specific H5P activity.

If you redistribute all or part of this book, it is recommended the following statement be added to the copyright page so readers can access the original book at no cost:

Download for free from the B.C. Open Collection.

Sample APA-style citation (7th Edition):

Panchuck, K. (2021). Physical geology (H5P edition). BCcampus.

Cover image attribution:

Mountain Trees” by Wild0ne is licensed under the Pixabay licence.

Ebook ISBN: 978-1-77420-205-0

Print ISBN: 978-1-77420-204-3

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Primary Subject
Geology, geomorphology and the lithosphere
Publication Date
August 20, 2021
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