Geology 101


The Dynamic Earth is a survey course in physical geology. We will try to understand how the Earth works today. We will investigate the dynamics of the Earth, such as volcanoes and earthquakes, as evidence for the way the Earth works. Our primary viewpoint is the Earth as it is today; we won't consider in any detail the history of the Earth except as needed to understand its present state. Our goal is the theory of plate tectonics, our theory for the way the Earth works.


The Dynamic Earth

Civilization exists by geological consent, subject to change without notice.

—Will Durant