Laboratory Manual in Physical Geology

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  • Edition: 8th
  • Format: Spiral Bound
  • Copyright: 1/1/2009
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
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Revised throughout for enhanced clarity and accuracy and with a greater emphasis on the process of science this user-friendly, best-selling laboratory manual examines the basic principles of geology and their applications to everyday life. Students are encouraged to view these principles in terms of natural resources, natural hazards, and human risks. This trusted resource features contributions from highly regarded geologists and geoscience educators, with an exceptional illustration program by Dennis Tasa.

Table of Contents

Exploring and Measuring Earth Materials and Processes
Plate Tectonics and the Origin or Magma
Mineral Properties, Uses, and Identification
Exploring Rocks and a Rock Cycle Model
Igneous Rocks and Volcanic Hazards
Sedimentary Rocks, Processes, and Environments
Metamorphic Rocks, Processes, and Resources
Dating of Rocks, Fossils, and Geologic Events
Topographic Maps and Aerial Photographs
Geologic Structures, Maps, and Block Diagrams
Stream Processes, Landscapes, Mass Wastage, and Flood Hazards
Groundwater Processes, Resources, and Risks
Glacial Processes, Landforms, and Indicators of Climate Change
Dryland Landforms, Hazards, and Risks
Coastal Processes, Landforms, Hazards, and Risks
Earthquake Hazards and Human Risks
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