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Laboratory Manual in Physical Geology (6th Edition)

by American Geological Institute

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A great physical geology manual. The material was explained well, and the questions were thought-provoking, not just a bunch of measurements and calculations. The visual aids were very helpful and most of the exercises were pretty fun. (In my class, there was some competition on who could plot the shortest route on a topographical map, given the maximum slope of a hypothetical vehicle.)

I recommend that if you have to get this book for a Geology class, you buy it. The book has a robust set of questions, enabling the educator to trim questions from a topic they don’t want to need to discuss as much, or unleash the full fury of the book for a topic they wish to highlight. Our class did not do every chapter, and I will be using it for personal study.

The book’s website has many helpful links, extra quizzes and guides, virtual field trips, and relevant agencies for students who are struggling or want to know more about a topic.


I would get this book again, and some of my classmates who rented the book are considering purchasing it. ( )
  hawaiihatch | May 4, 2011 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0130463337, Spiral-bound)

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 on the basic principles of geology and their applications to everyday life in terms of natural resources, natural hazards, and human risks. This edition of the AGI/NAGT Lab Manual in Physical Geology addresses many current technologies such as satellite technologies, atomic resolution imaging, seismic tomography, and UTM mapping and system. It also covers many current topics such as isostasy, origin of magma, modeling Earth's interior, rock cycling and plate tectonics, volcanic processes and hazards, numerical dating, GPS, UTM, floods, ground water, glaciers as barometers of climate change, dryland hazards, coastal hazards, earthquakes, Earth resources, and human risks. For anyone wishing to learn more about physical geology through practice exercises.

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