Laboratory Manual in Physical Geology

Laboratory Manual in Physical Geology

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For lab courses in Introductory Geology and Physical Geology.With contributions from more than 120 highly regarded geologists and geoscience educators, and an exceptional illustration program by Dennis Tasa, this user-friendly, best-selling 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. It is backed up by an Internet site, GeoTools templates (rulers, protractors, mapping tools, sediment grain size scale, etc.), and a variety of free instructor resources.
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  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 218.44 x 274.32 x 12.7mm | 839.14g
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 6th edition
  • 0130463337
  • 9780130463333

Table of contents

Laboratory 1: Observing and Measuring Earth Materials and Processes. Observing Earth Materials and Processes of Change. Measuring Earth Materials and Relationships. Density, Gravity, and Isostasy. Isostasy and Earth's Global Topography.Laboratory 2: Plate Tectonics and the Origin of Magma. Is Earth's Size Increasing, Decreasing, or Staying About the Same? What Drives Plate Tectonics? The Origin of Magma. Measuring and Evaluating Plate Tectonics.Laboratory 3: Mineral Properties, Uses and Identification. Mineral Properties and Uses. Mineral Identification and Appreciation. Mineral Resources and Commodities.Laboratory 4: Rocks and the Rock Cycle. Introduction to Rocks and the Rock Cycle. Rock Samples and the Rock Cycle.Laboratory 5: Igneous Rocks and Volcanic Hazards. Igneous Processes and Rocks. Description and Interpretation of Igneous Rock Samples. Volcanic Hazards and Human Risks.Laboratory 6: Sedimentary Rocks, Processes, and Environments. Sedimentary Processes and Rocks. Hand Sample Analysis and Interpretation. Sedimentary Structures and Environments. Interpretation of a Stratigraphic Sequence.Laboratory 7: Metamorphic Rocks, Processes, and Resources. Metamorphic Processes and Rocks. Description and Interpretation of Metamorphic Rock Samples.Laboratory 8: 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. Infer the Geologic History of Two Field Sites. Construct and Interpret a Subsurface Geologic Profile.Laboratory 9: Topographic Maps and Aerial Photographs. Introduction to Topographic Maps. Topographic Profiles and Vertical Exaggeration. Analysis of the Ontario, California Topographic Map. Analysis of Your Topographic Quadrangle Map. Aerial Photographs.Laboratory 10: Geologic Structures, Maps, and Block Diagrams. Structural Geology. Block Diagrams. Analysis of a Geologic Map.Laboratory 11: 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. Rio Grande River Meander Evolution. Stream Erosion and Mass Wastage at Niagara Falls. Flood Hazard Mapping, Assessment, and Risk.Laboratory 12: Ground Water Processes, Resources, and Risks. Caves and Karst Topography. Location and Movement of Ground Water in the Floridian Limestone Aquifer. Land Subsidence Hazards Caused by Ground Water Withdrawal. Home Septic Systems and Ground Water Contamination.Laboratory 13: Glacial Processes, Landforms, and Indicators of Climate Change. Glacial Processes and Landforms. Glaciation in Wisconsin . Comparing Topographic Profiles of Glaciated Valleys. Glacier National Park, Montana. Nisqually Glacier-A Global Thermometer?Laboratory 14: 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.Laboratory 15: Coastal Processes, Landforms, Hazards, and Risks. Dynamic Natural Coastlines. Human Modification of Shorelines. The Threat of Rising Seas.Laboratory 16: Earthquake Hazards and Human Risks. Simulate Earthquake Hazards to Estimate Risks. Graphing Seismic Data and Locating the Epicenter of an Earthquake. Analysis of Active Faults Using Aerial Photographs. Determining Relative Motions Along the New Madrid Fault Zone. Tracking Earthquake Hazards in Real Time and Assessing Their Impact.3 GeoTools Transparent Sheets. 6 Cardboard Models.
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