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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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