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Dynamic Models in Earth-Science Instruction - W.H. Yoxall

Dynamic Models in Earth-Science Instruction

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Published: 21st July 2011
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First published in 1983, this book describes the construction and in-laboratory use of basic earth-science equipment, including the flume, rainfall simulator, wind tunnel and wave generator. It is emphasised throughout that the equipment should be capable of a high level of control so that experiments can be planned and replicated. The aim of the book is to facilitate the laboratory study of landform processes in courses associated with geomorphology, geology, physical geography and earth science in general. The book contains details of a number of experiments using each type of simulator, and these are described in detail on a formal objective-procedure-conclusion basis, each conclusion being repeated using a 'systems analysis' approach to key attributes. This book will be invaluable to instructions at universities, colleges and secondary schools who teach earth science, geology, physical geography and geomorphology, and to students training to be teachers in these subjects.

Preface
Introduction
Models
The educational aspects
Validity of demonstration models
General equipment and controls
The rainfall simulator in demonstration
The rainfall simulator in analogue modelling
The flume in instructional contexts
Experiments with the flume
The wave tank
The wind tunnel
Plastic deformation models
Field models
Appendix
References
Index
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ISBN: 9780521158411
ISBN-10: 0521158419
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 21st July 2011
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.6 x 18.9  x 1.2
Weight (kg): 0.41