Walker, Broadhead and Bryan (Eds.)
Authors of this manual (part of the faculty at the University of Tennessee) emphasize helping students gain an appreciation for the basic concepts used in reconstructing geologic history.
Each exercise is written by a professor with special expertise in the topic. The first seven exercises present hypothetical but realistic examples. The next six exercises consist of case studies of historical geology problems, requiring students to apply concepts learned in previous exercises.
Case studies have been selected to complement the usual lecture topics in a "geologic time-scale oriented" course and to give a broad geographic spread to the topics.