Monday, February 20, 2017

Laboratory Manual in Physical Geology
by Vince Cronin (IAPG-USA co-coordinator)

The 11th edition of the AGI/NAGT Laboratory Manual in Physical Geology is now in print, reports its editor and IAPG-USA co-coordinator, Vince Cronin. 

Income from the sale of this laboratory manual is used to help support the work of the American Geosciences Institute (AGI) and the National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT).

The new edition incorporates work from 38 authors who contributed to earlier editions, most recently under the editorial leadership of Richard Busch. The new edition is based on current developments in geoscience and geoscience education, publisher research by Pearson, and expert reviews of the previous edition by 47 representatives of AGI member societies. An editorial panel from NAGT and 15 individual geoscience reviewers helped in the process of developing the new 11th edition, in association with an experienced team from Pearson.

The text of the lab manual has been extensively revised. Approximately 188 new photographs, 100 new figures, and more than 80 revised figures in the new 11th edition are spread over 16 chapters that feature 96 activities, including 12 new activities. All of the 148 new photos that Cronin supplied as editor will be available for educational use through the AGI Earth Science World Image Bank ( An awareness of geoethics is a recurring theme in the new edition.

Advance copies are now available:

Vincent S. Cronin (editor) and Dennis Tasa (illustrator), 2017, Laboratory Manual in Physical Geology: New York, New York, Pearson Education Inc.,, ISBN 10: 0-13-444660-7, ISBN 13: 978-0-13-444660-8, 426 p.

IAPG - International Association for Promoting Geoethics: