“If you want really to learn a subject, teach it!” is an adage often heard in the halls of academia. Introduction to Field Geology is an outstanding confirmation. The author has taught the subject to countless students in Canada and the U.S. for more than two decades and carried out extensive regional geological mapping, the cornerstone of the Earth sciences, with the old GSC. She has now produced a fine, well-organized and smoothly written text.

The first of the dozen chapters that make up the volume bears the title of Bevier’s book and should be required reading for all undergraduate...

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