Historical and out of print sedimentary petrology textbook written by R.L. Folk (University of Texas at Austin).
Free Geology Textbooks
If you want to study the history of the Earth, you should look to the field of Geology. Geologists study the Earth itself, the matter from which it is formed and how that matter can change. By studying plate tectonics, fossil remains and past climates, we can gain insights into the history of our planet.
Geologists are the scientists who develop flood maps, make earthquake and volcanic eruption predictions and find fossil fuels. Geology is one of those fields where students may need to obtain an education beyond a bachelor’s degree to advance within the field.
Earning a bachelor’s degree in geology will often require taking classes in geology, hydrology, sedimentation, chemistry, physics, oceanography and statistics.
Here on The Free Textbook List you will find a selection of geology textbooks that some of you may be using as the assigned text or alternative materials that can supplement your current textbook.