Laboratory Manual in Physical Geology

Laboratory Manual in Physical Geology

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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.
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Product details

  • Mixed media product | 285 pages
  • 215.9 x 271.78 x 20.32mm | 952.54g
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 5th edition
  • 0130116300
  • 9780130116307

Table of contents

Laboratory 1: Geologic Perspectives of a Global Model.

Spheres, Scales, and Rates of Change. Processes and Cycles of Change. Earth Hazards and Resources. Evolution of Planet Earth.

Laboratory 2: Mineral Properties, Uses, and Identification.

Mineral Properties and Uses. Mineral Identification and Appreciation. Realtime Investigation of Mineral Resources and Commodities.

Laboratory 3: Rocks and a Global Rock Cycle-Plate Tectonics.

Introduction to Rocks and the Rock Cycle. Rock Samples and the Rock Cycle. Global Rock Cycling.

Laboratory 3 (CD): Plate Tectonics.

Laboratory 4: Igneous Rocks and Volcanic Hazards.

Igneous Processes and Rocks. Description and Interpretation of Igneous Rock Samples. Volcanic Hazards and Human Risks.

Laboratory 5: Sedimentary Rocks, Processes, and Environments.

Sedimentary Processes and Rocks. Hand Sample Analysis and Interpretation. Sedimentary Structures and Environments. Interpretation of a Stratigraphic Sequence.

Laboratory 6: Metamorphic Rocks, Processes, and Resources.

Metamorphic Processes and Rocks. Description and Interpretation of Metamorphic Rock Samples. Metamorphic Grades and Facies. Metamorphic Terranes and the Geologic History of New England. Effects of Hydrothermal Processes on Earth's Oceans, Atmosphere, Biosphere, and Mineral Deposits.

Laboratory 7: Dating of Rocks, Fossils, and Geologic Events.

Determining Relative Ages of Rocks Based on Their Physical Relationships. Using Fossils to Determine Age Relationships. Determining Absolute Ages by Radiometric Dating. Age Analysis of Two Outcrops.

Laboratory 8: Topographic Maps and Aerial Photographs.

Introduction to Topographic Maps. Topographic Profiles and Vertical Exaggeration. Analysis of the Ontario, California Topographic Map. Analysis of a Topographic Quadrangle Map. Aerial Photographs.

Laboratory 9: Geologic Structures, Maps, and Block Diagrams.

Structural Geology. Block Diagrams. Analysis of a Geologic Map.

Laboratory 9 (CD): Structural Geology.

Laboratory 10: Stream Processes, Landscapes, Mass Wastage, and Flood Hazards.

Stream Processes and Landscapes. Stream Processes and Landscapes near Voltaire, North Dakota. Stream Processes and Landscapes near Ennis, Montana. Stream Erosion and Mass Wastage in Niagara Falls. Flood Hazard Mapping, Assessment, and Risks.

Laboratory 11: Groundwater Processes, Resources, and Risks.

Caves and Karst Topography. Location and Movement of Groundwater in the Floridan Limestone Aquifer. Land Subsidence Hazards Caused by Groundwater Withdrawal. Home Septic Systems and Groundwater Contamination.

Laboratory 12: Glacial Processes, Landforms, and Indicators of Climate Change.

Glacial Processes and Landforms. Applying What You've Learned. Comparing Topographic Profiles of Glaciated Valleys. Rates of Glacial Retreat (Ablation) at Mt. Rainier, Washington. Glaciers as Global Thermometers.

Laboratory 12 (CD): Glaciation.

Laboratory 13: Dryland Landforms, Hazards, and Risks.

Eolian Processes, Dryland Landforms, and Desertification. Death Valley, California. Dryland Lakes. Dryland Hazards and Risks in Nebraska's Sand Hills. Current Studies of Desertification Hazards and Risks.

Laboratory 14: Coastal Processes, Landforms, Hazards, and Risks.

Dynamic Natural Coastlines. Human Modification of Shorelines. The Threat of Rising Seas. Global Consequences of Rising Sea Levels.

Laboratory 14 (CD): Structural Geology.

Laboratory 15: Earthquake Hazards and Human Risks.

Simulate Earthquake Hazards to Estimate Risks. Locate the Epicenter of an Earthquake Using Seismograms. Searching for Active Faults Using Satellite Images and Aerial Photographs. Earthquake Hazard Mapping to Assess Risk. Testing Scientific Predictions of risk. Determining Relative Motions Along the New Madrid Fault Zone. Tracking Earthquake Hazards in Realtime and Assessing Their Impact on Risk Takers.

Laboratory 16: Subsurface Geology and Earth Resource Exploration.

Low Cost Fuels from a High-Risk Oil and Gas Industry. Construct and Interpret a Subsurface Geologic Profile. Constructing and Using Maps of Subsurface Geology. Seismic Cube Analysis and Interpretation. Plate Tectonics and Mineral Resources.

Cardboard Models.
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