Utilizing graphs and simple calculations, this clearly written lab manual complements the study of earth science or physical geology. Engaging activities are designed to help you develop data-gathering skills (e.g., mineral and rock identification) and data-analysis skills. You'll learn how to understand aerial and satellite images; to perceive the importance of stratigraphic columns, geologic sections, and seismic waves; and more.
Table of Contents
Introduction to Maps. Section 1: EARTH MATERIALS. 1. Physical Properties of Minerals. 2. Rock-Forming Minerals. 3. Igneous Rocks. 4. Sedimentary Rocks. 5. Metamorphic Rocks. Section 2: MAPS AND TIME. 6. Introduction to Maps. 7. Topographic Maps. 8. Rock Structures. 9. Geologic Time and Geologic History. 10. Geologic Maps. Section 3: EARTH'S DYNAMIC INTERIOR. 11. Earthquakes and Seismology. 12. Earth's Structure and Plate Tectonics. Section 4: EARTH'S SURFACE. 13. Mass Wasting. 14. Groundwater and Karst Topography. 15. Streams and Rivers. 16. Shorelines and Oceans. Section 5: WEATHER, CLIMATE, AND THEIR EFFECTS. 17. Wind and the Atmosphere. 18. Glaciers. 19. Deserts. Section 6: RESOURCES. 20. Resources.