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Historical Geology Lab Manual

Handbook / Manual
  • The chapter on Relative Dating gives the student experience with using basic geologic principles for determining the sequence of geo­logic events, a topic that is typically presented in the first few chapters of histori­cal geology lecture textbooks.
  • The chapter on Rocks and Minerals provides a quick introduction to the minerals and rocks most commonly encountered in a first geology course, as well as a quick review for students who have previously completed physical geology lab.
  • Subsequent labs deal with Rock Weathering and Interpretation of Sedi­ments, Sedimentary Rocks, and Sedimentary Structures.
  • Students learn to interpret processes acting in the depositional basin, and then they interpret Depositional Sedi­mentary Environments based on rock types and sedimentary structures.
  • Students also learn Stratigraphy and Lithologic Correlation and how to interpret sea-level change in the rock record.

By: Pamela JW Gore(Author)

313 pages, b/w photos, b/w illustrations, tables

John Wiley & Sons

Paperback | Jul 2014 | #215959 | ISBN-13: 9781118057520
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About this book

Pamela Gore provides hands on activities in this 1st edition Historical Geology Lab Manual. Her authoritative figure within Historical Geology is shown throughout the text of this book. The laboratories in Historical Geology Lab Manual cover the following topics: rocks and minerals, weathering of rocks and the formation of sediment, sedimentary rocks and structures, depositional sedimentary environments, sand sieve analysis, relative dating, stratigraphy and lithologic correlation, fossils on the Internet, invertebrate macrofossils, microfossils, preservation, biostratigraphy, evolution, vertebrate paleontology, and interpreting geologic history from maps.


Lab 1: Relative Dating
Lab 2: Rocks and Minerals
Lab 3: Weathering of Rocks and the Formation of Sediment
Lab 4: Sedimentary Rocks
Lab 5: Sedimentary Structures
Lab 6: Depositional Sedimentary Environments
Lab 7: Stratigraphy and Lithologic Correlation
Lab 8: Fossils on the Internet
Lab 9: Microfossils and Introduction to the Tree of Life
Lab 10: Invertebrate Macrofossils and Classification of Organisms
Lab 11: Fossil Preservation and Trace Fossils
Lab 12: The Evolution of the Vertebrates
Background History and Acknowledgments

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Dr. Pamela Gore is a dedicated teacher and researcher who won the 2004 Teaching Excellence Award from the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development as well as the 1998 Regents Teaching Excellence Award. 

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