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Physical Geography Laboratory Manual

Fifth Edition

Dalton Miller and Andrew Mercer

Publication Date - 22 March 2016

ISBN: 9780190246877

192 pages
Spiral Bound
8-1/2 x 11 inches

In Stock


This manual offers a meticulously crafted and concise tool to support physical geography instructors and students in their labs. Covering all of the topics presented in most introductory courses, it serves as an ideal companion to Physical Geography: The Global Environment by Joseph A. Mason, James E. Burt, Peter O. Muller, and H. J. de Blij, or as a stand-alone lab manual.

New to this Edition

  • New questions encourage critical thinking/analysis by students
  • Labs contain updated data
  • New lab on GIS


  • Written by Dalton W. Miller, Jr., and Andrew E. Mercer-two experienced educators who together have instructed labs for thousands of students
  • Offers highly illustrative full-color graphics
  • Expands on concepts presented in Physical Geography: The Global Environment
  • Features twenty-one labs that cover foundational topics
  • Designed for flexibility: The manual does not call for any particular or specialized equipment and therefore can be used outside the traditional lab environment
  • Available bundled with Physical Geography: The Global Environment at a significant discount. Please contact your Oxford University Press representative for details.

About the Author(s)

Dalton W. Miller, Jr. and Andrew E. Mercer are Professors in the Department of Geosciences at Mississippi State University.

Table of Contents

    Lab 1: Mapping the Earth's Surface
    Lab 2: Geographic Information Systems
    Lab 3: Earth-Sun Relationships
    Lab 4: Radiation And Heat Balance of the Surface and Atmosphere
    Lab 5: Atmospheric and Surface Temperature
    Lab 6: Circulation Patterns of the Atmosphere
    Lab 7: Atmospheric Moisture and the Water Balance
    Lab 8: Precipitation, Air Masses, and Fronts
    Lab 9: Weather Systems
    Lab 10: Climate Classification and Regionalization
    Lab 11: Natural and Anthropogenic Climate Change
    Lab 12: Soils
    Lab 13: Rocks and Minerals
    Lab 14: Plate Tectonics
    Lab 15: Volcanoes
    Lab 16: Earthquakes
    Lab 17: Weathering Processes
    Lab 18: Water
    Lab 19: Glaciers
    Lab 20: Aeolian Processes xx
    Lab 21: Coastal Processes xx