Laboratory Manual for Introductory Geology
Bradley Deline, University of West Georgia
Randa Harris, University of West Georgia
Karen Tefend, University of West Georgia
Pub Date: 2015
ISBN 13: 9781940771366
Publisher: University of North Georgia Press
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Coverage of topics is good. There is only lip service to the importance of geologic resources (fossil fuels, metals, minerals) to modern society. References to township and range map methods are not addressed. read more
This book introduces geology to readers, and provides laboratory exercises at the end of chapters to assess understanding and comprehension. Relevant topics required in introductory geology laboratory classes were covered. However, the effective... read more
This book was written to serve as a laboratory manual for an introductory-level physical geology course, focusing on Earth materials (rocks and minerals) and basic Earth processes (volcanoes, earthquakes, mountain formation). The content is very... read more
Table of Contents
- Chapter 1: Introduction to Physical Geology
- Chapter 2: Earth's Interior
- Chapter 3: Topographic Maps
- Chapter 4: Plate Tectonics
- Chapter 5: Water
- Chapter 6: Climate Change
- Chapter 7: Matter and Minerals
- Chapter 8: Igneous Rocks
- Chapter 9: Volcanoes
- Chapter 10: Sedimentary Rocks
- Chapter 11: Metamorphic Rocks
- Chapter 12: Crustal DeformatIon
- Chapter 13: Earthquakes
- Chapter 14: PhysIographic Provinces
About the Book
This textbook is a comprehensive lab manual for the core curriculum Introductory Geosciences classes with both informational content and laboratory exercises. Topics include basic laws and theories in Geology, the Earth's interior and plate tectonics, water and climate change, igneous rocks and volcanoes, and earthquakes.
About the Contributors
Bradley Deline is a professor in paleontology at the University of West Georgia. I specialize in fossil echinoderms, with a particular focus on Ordovician crinoids.
Randa Harris is a geology professor at the University of West Georgia in Carrollton, GA.
Karen Tefend is a Professor in the Geology Department at the University of West Georgia, Carrollton, GA.