Laboratory Manual in Physical Geology:
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This user-friendly, best-selling lab manual examines the basic processes of geology and their applications to everyday life. Featuring contributions from over 170 highly regarded geologists and geoscience educators, along with an exceptional illustration program by Dennis Tasa, Laboratory Manual in Physical Geology, Ninth Edition offers a new activities-based approach that gives you a more complete learning experience in the lab.
Richard M. Busch is a Professor of Geology at West Chester University of Pennsylvania. He holds degrees in geology from Franklin & Marshall College (A.B.), Temple University (M.A.), and University of Pittsburgh (PhD) and has published scholarly work in both geology and geoscience education. For the past 30 years he has been teaching geology to undergraduate majors and non-majors. For the past 22 years he has been teaching classes on science teaching methods for majors in elementary and secondary education. He also has work experience as a hydrogeologist, museum educator, and consultant on stratigraphy and science education. His work as Editor of the AGI-NAGT Lab Manual in Physical Geology spans eight editions over 22 years, during which time he has also been involved in the in the development of K-16 textbooks and ancillary products.
Table of Contents
Laboratory 1: Exploring and Measuring Earth Materials and Processes
Laboratory 2: Plate Tectonics and the Origin or Magma
Laboratory 3: Mineral Properties, Uses, and Identification
Laboratory 4: Exploring Rocks and a Rock Cycle Model
Laboratory 5: Igneous Rocks and Volcanic Hazards
Laboratory 6: Sedimentary Rocks, Processes, and Environments
Laboratory 7: Metamorphic Rocks, Processes, and Resources
Laboratory 8: Dating of Rocks, Fossils, and Geologic Events
Laboratory 9: Topographic Maps and Aerial Photographs
Laboratory 10: Geologic Structures, Maps, and Block Diagrams
Laboratory 11: Stream Processes, Landscapes, Mass Wastage, and Flood Hazards
Laboratory 12: Groundwater Processes, Resources, and Risks
Laboratory 13: Glacial Processes, Landforms, and Indicators of Climate Change
Laboratory 14: Dryland Landforms, Hazards, and Risks
Laboratory 15: Coastal Processes, Landforms, Hazards, and Risks
Laboratory 16: Earthquake Hazards and Human Risks