The Blueprints to Our Home

A Physical Geology Lab Manual (First Edition)
Elli Pauli
Paperback, 372 pages
ISBN: 978-1-63189-082-6 ©2015
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    The Blueprints to Our Home: A Physical Geology Laboratory Manual introduces the reader to the physical processes governing our planet and demonstrates how the multiple branches of science intersect to describe our world. Developed for a full term of lab work, this supplemental text gives the users hands-on, problem-solving experience by requiring the application of practical geologic concepts.

    Designed to educate students about both academic and applied geology, this laboratory manual addresses issues concerning how our home, the Earth, was built, how it continues to be remodeled, where all of our resources are stored, how to keep our living space clean and healthy, and how to identify and protect ourselves against inherently dangerous areas. The accessible writing style helps readers understand the "why" behind the “what” and provides practical, problem-solving exercises that demonstrate the nature of scientific inquiry and the scientific method.

    The goal of this publication to equip students with the knowledge and tools they need to take advantage of the countless benefits our planet offers, while minimizing the risk of encountering potential hazards. As such, developing the necessary skills to read the blueprints of our home will foster an appreciation for the magnificence and complexity with which our planet operates and a desire to preserve and protect it.

    Elli Pauli completed a double B.S. in marine science and geology at the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida and was awarded an M.S. in geochemistry from George Washington University. She then spent 10 years serving as the laboratory coordinator for the introductory geology courses at George Washington University, and as a professional lecturer in numerous colleges and universities throughout the Washington Metro Area. She has taught classes in environmental geology, physical geology, physical geography, geo-hazards, and land use planning. She has worked with the Smithsonian Institution Museum of Natural History in the Department of Mineral Sciences, the United States Geological Survey, and is currently a senior technical writer for the Earth Science Program at NASA Goddard.
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