9780072826890

Laboratory Manual for Physical Geology

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  • ISBN13:

    9780072826890

  • ISBN10:

    0072826894

  • Edition: 12th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 7/3/2004
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Science/Engineering/Math
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Summary

This laboratory manual is written for the freshman-level laboratory course in physical geology. In this lab, students study Earth materials, geologic interpretation of topographic maps, aerial photographs and Earth satellite imagery, structural geology and plate tectonics and related phenomena. With nearly 30 exercises, professors have great flexibility when developing the syllabus for their physical geology lab course. The ease of use, tremendous selection, and tried and true nature of the labs selected have made this lab manual one of the leading selling physical geology lab manuals.

Table of Contents

1 Earth Materials

Minerals

Rocks

The Geologic Column and Geologic Time

2 Topographic Maps, Aerial Photographs, and Other Imagery From Remote Sensing

Map Coordinates and Land Divisions

Topographic Maps

Imagery From Remote Sensing

3 Geologic Interpretation of Topographic Maps, Aerial Photographs, and Earth Satellite Images

4 Structural Geology

Structural Features of Sedimentary Rocks

Faults and Earthquakes

The Use of Seismic Waves to Locate the Epicenter of an Earthquake

5 Plate Tectonics and Related Geologic Phenomena

Seafloor Spreading in the South Atlantic and Eastern Pacific Oceans

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