Insights: A Laboratory Manual for Physical Geology
Author(s): Clair Ossian
Insights: A Laboratory Manual for Physical Geology presents a broad, general approach to core curriculum geology topics in physical geology. Insights is beneficial for geology majors and non-majors as a powerful tool covering basic geology. A significant advantage of Insights is its tight focus on essentials of Physical Geology education. It isn't padded with filler material. Purchasing Insights allows students to study core topics in Physical Geology, without buying manuals filled with subject modules most Geology educators can't squeeze into a one-semester course. This content management will provide significant price savings to your students.
Insights provides essential tools needed for Geology Major students as they move to the next level of geological training. The geological educator can use the materials in the manual at several levels. There is more than enough here to satisfy the most demanding students.
Each subject below contains tools, hints and clear writing, enabling students to master the topics. Whenever possible, students learn to master a topic using well-designed keys and lucid explanations. Approaches in Insights not only teach students to recognize Earth materials, but shows students how to use the scientific method, and not only memorize a rock or mineral's general appearance.
Exercises, activities, full-color photos, topographic maps and the varied resources in Insights will give students a good understanding of:
- Identifying rocks and minerals.
- Maps and mapping.
- Pace and compass mapping.
- Geological lessons from maps.
For students just needing to fulfill their science course requirements, Insights is lively, replete with engaging exercises and the illustrations will serve to hold their attention better than any other similar book on today’s market.
Understanding these processes is essential if students are to know how planetary materials relate to our complex and ever-changing Earth.
See companion text, Insights: A Laboratory Manual for Historical Geology, now available separately to give more flexibility in organizing course content.
The combined texts, Insights; A Laboratory Manual for Physical and Historical Geology, is also available for those wishing to purchase both titles as one unit.
CHAPTER 1 Minerals
CHAPTER 2 Igneous Rocks
CHAPTER 3 Sedimentary Rock Identification
CHAPTER 4 Metamorphic Rock Identification
CHAPTER 5 Introduction to Maps and Mapping
CHAPTER 6 Topographic Maps
CHAPTER 7 The Beginnings. Continental Drift and the Discovery of Plate Tectonics
CHAPTER 8 The Mechanisms of Plate Tectonics
CHAPTER 9 Pace and Compass Mapping: Finding Your Way with Map and Compass
CHAPTER 10 Geology Lessons Learned from Maps
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