Laboratory Manual in Physical Geology

ISBN-10: 0136007716
ISBN-13: 9780136007715
Edition: 8th 2009
List price: $94.00
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Description: 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.  More...

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Book details

List price: $94.00
Edition: 8th
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Prentice Hall Higher Education
Publication date: 12/28/2007
Binding: Comb Bound 
Pages: 336
Size: 9.00" wide x 10.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.596
Language: English

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.

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.

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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