Dear Colleague:

Thank you for your interest in our forthcoming textbook Physical Geology Today, a new introductory physical geology textbook being published by Oxford University Press.

Physical Geology Today features a process-oriented style that emphasizes how and why things happen rather than what happens. We hope this approach will help students understand how the concepts, processes, and principles presented in this book are relevant to their daily lives. To help accomplish this goal we stress the interactions between Earth’s various spheres, emphasize the importance of change over time, and try to communicate some sense of the sheer depth of geologic time.

Thank you again for your interest in this title and providing us with your feedback. Our goal with this text is to help students identify and understand the ways in which geology is constantly occurring around them.


Damian Nance
Ohio University

Brendan Murphy
St. Francis Xavier University