Laboratory Manual in Physical Geology, 11th edition

  • AGI American Geological Institute
  • Vincent Cronin
  • Dennis G. Tasa

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Applied lab investigations to improve readers’ understanding of Earth’s geology

This user-friendly, best-selling lab manual examines the basic processes of geology and their applications to everyday life. Featuring contributions from over 200 highly regarded geologists and geoscience educators, along with an exceptional illustration program by Dennis Tasa, Laboratory Manual in Physical Geology offers an inquiry and activities-based approach that builds skills and gives readers a more complete learning experience in the lab.


The 11th Edition features a new author and an editorial panel that bring a modern pedagogical and digital approach to the lab manual and the changing landscape of physical geology. In addition, readers have access to Mastering Geology with MapMaster™ 2.0 interactive maps, pre-lab videos, animations, GigaPan Activities, and much more.


Personalize learning with Mastering Geology

Mastering™ Geology is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program designed to work with this text to engage students and improve results. Interactive, self-paced coaching activities provide individualized coaching to help students stay on track. With a wide range of activities available, students can actively learn, understand, and retain even the most difficult concepts.


013461531X / 9780134615318 Laboratory Manual in Physical Geology Plus Mastering Geology with eText -- Access Card Package


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Table of contents

Laboratory 1: Filling Your Geoscience Toolbox

Laboratory 2: Plate Tectonics  
Laboratory 3: Mineral Properties, Identification, and Uses
Laboratory 4: Rock-Forming Processes and the Rock Cycle 
Laboratory 5: Igneous Rocks and Processes 
Laboratory 6: Sedimentary Processes, Rocks, and Environments 
Laboratory 7: Metamorphic Rocks, Processes, and Resources 
Laboratory 8: Dating of Rocks, Fossils, and Geologic Events 
Laboratory 9: Topographic Maps 
Laboratory 10: Geologic Structures, Maps, and Block Diagrams 
Laboratory 11: Stream Processes, Geomorphology, and Hazards 
Laboratory 12: Groundwater Processes, Resources, and Risks 
Laboratory 13: Glaciers and the Dynamic Cryosphere
Laboratory 14: Desert Landforms, Hazards, and Risks 
Laboratory 15: Coastal Processes, Landforms, Hazards, and Risks 
Laboratory 16: Earthquake Hazards and Human Risks

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