9780538737005

Earth Lab Exploring the Earth Sciences

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  • ISBN13:

    9780538737005

  • ISBN10:

    053873700X

  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 6/21/2010
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning

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Summary

Utilizing graphs and simple calculations, this clearly written lab manual complements the study of earth science or physical geology. Engaging activities are designed to help you develop data-gathering skills (e.g., mineral and rock identification) and data-analysis skills. You'll learn how to understand aerial and satellite images; to perceive the importance of stratigraphic columns, geologic sections, and seismic waves; and more.

Table of Contents

Introduction
Introduction to Plates and Maps
Earth Materials and Resources
Minerals
Igneous Rocks
Sedimentary Rocks
Metamorphic Rocks
Maps and Time
Topographic Maps
Geologic Time and History
Geologic Maps and Structures
Earth's Dynamic Interior
Plate Tectonics
Earthquakes and Seismology
Earth's Surface
Landslides and Mass Movements
Streams and Rivers
Groundwater and Karst Topography
Oceans and Shorelines
Weather, Climate, and Their Effects
Atmosphere, Climate, and Climate Change
Weather
Glaciers and Glaciation
Deserts and Arid Landscapes
Appendix
Glossary
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