Laboratory Manual in Physical Geology: Spiral

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  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 7/1/1999
  • Publisher: Pearson College Div
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For majors and non-majors in undergraduate lab courses for Introductory Geology and Physical Geology. The best-selling lab manual for undergraduate lab courses in Physical Geology or Introductory Geology, for majors and non-majors. With contributions from more than 120 highly regarded geologists and geoscience educators, and an exceptional illustration program by Dennis Tasa, this user-friendly laboratory manual focuses students on the basic principles of geology and their applications to everyday life in terms of natural resources, natural hazards, and human risks. This edition pushes the frontiers of geologic education even further with the inclusion of four new computer-based labs.

Table of Contents

Geologic Perspectives of a Global Modelp. 1
Mineral Properties, Uses, and Identificationp. 23
Rocks and a Global Rock Cycle--Plate Tectonicsp. 48
Laboratory 3 (CD): Plate Tectonicsp. 63
Igneous Rocks and Volcanic Hazardsp. 65
Sedimentary Rocks, Processes, and Environmentsp. 83
Metamorphic Rocks, Processes, and Resourcesp. 104
Dating of Rocks, Fossils, and Geologic Eventsp. 124
Topographic Maps and Aerial Photographsp. 138
Geologic Structures, Maps, and Block Diagramsp. 160
Laboratory 9 (CD): Structural Geologyp. 173
Stream Processes, Landscapes, Mass Wastage, and Flood Hazardsp. 175
Groundwater Processes, Resources, and Risksp. 190
Glacial Processes, Landforms, and Indicators of Climate Changep. 205
Laboratory 12 (CD): Glaciationp. 223
Dryland Landforms, Hazards, and Risksp. 225
Coastal Processes, Landforms, Hazards, and Risksp. 239
Laboratory 14 (CD): Coastal Processesp. 252
Earthquake Hazards and Human Risksp. 254
Subsurface Geology and Earth Resource Explorationp. 266
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