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Applications and Investigations in Earth Science

By: Edward J Tarbuck(Author), Frederick K Lutgens(Author), Dennis G Tasa(Illustrator)
400 pages
Applications and Investigations in Earth Science
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  • Applications and Investigations in Earth Science ISBN: 9780134746241 Edition: 9 Paperback Feb 2018 Not in stock: Usually dispatched within 1-2 months
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Designed to accompany Tarbuck and Lutgens' Earth Science and Foundations of Earth Science, this manual can also be used for any Earth science lab course and in conjunction with any text. It minimizes the need for faculty instruction in the lab, freeing instructors to interact directly with students. Widely praised for its concise coverage and dynamic illustrations by Dennis Tasa, the text contains twenty-four step-by-step exercises that reinforce major topics in geology, oceanography, meteorology, and astronomy.

The 9th Edition features a new lab on Volcanism and Volcanic Hazards, new MasteringGeology Project Condor videos, Mobile Field Trips, and MapMaster 2.0 interactive maps – all to boost student understanding of Earth’s processes. This versatile and adaptable collection of introductory-level laboratory experiences goes beyond the textto examine the basic principles and concepts of the Earth sciences through strong examples and dynamic media.


Exercise 1 The Study of Minerals
Exercise 2 Rocks and the Rock Cycle
Exercise 3 Plate Tectonics
Exercise 4 Earthquakes and Earth’s Interior
Exercise 5 Volcanism and Volcanic Hazards
Exercise 6 Geologic Maps, Block Diagrams, and Rock Structures
Exercise 7 Aerial Photographs, Satellite Images, and Topographic Maps
Exercise 8 Shaping Earth’s Surface: Running Water and Groundwater
Exercise 9 Shaping Earth’s Surface: Arid and Glacial Landscapes
Exercise 10 Geologic Time

Exercise 11 Introduction to Oceanography
Exercise 12 Waves, Currents, and Tides

Exercise 13 Earth-Sun Relationships
Exercise 14 Heating the Atmosphere
Exercise 15 Atmospheric Moisture, Prressure, and Wind
Exercise 16 Air Masses, Midlatitude Cyclones, and Weather Maps
Exercise 17 Global Climates

Exercise 18 Astronomical Observations
Exercise 19 Patterns in the Solar System
Exercise 20 Locating the Planets
Exercise 21 Exercise Amining the Terrestrial Planets
Exercise 22 Motions of the Earth-Moon System

Exercise 23 Location and Distance on Earth
Exercise 24 The Metric System, Measurements, and Scientific Inquiry

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Frederick Lutgens and Edward Tarbuck have been good friends and colleagues since 1970. Between them, they have more than 57 years of experience teaching geology to undergraduates, and both have been recognized with awards as excellent and inspiring professors. They share a special interest in introducing geology to beginning students and a belief in the value of field experiences for students of all levels. Lutgens and Tarbuck published their first college text, Earth Science, in 1976. That book, winner of the McGuffy Award from the Text and Academic Authors Association, is now in its fourteenth edition. In 1983, as the first edition of Earth was being prepared, gifted geology illustrator Dennis Tasa joined the author team. Since then the three have collaborated on more than twenty projects. Not only do Tarbuck, Lutgens, and Tasa work well together creatively; they also enjoy spending time in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains near Tasa's New Mexico studio. Tarbuck enjoys downhill skiing in Colorado, fly fishing near his childhood home in Northern Minnesota, and spending time in the Cascades. Lutgens is an avid runner, and when he can make the time, truly enjoys hiking the canyons of the Colorado Plateau. Although Lutgens and Tarbuck think alike on many issues, they don't agree on everything. Lutgens is devoted to jazz and classical music, whereas Tarbuck prefers pop artists or a good country station.

By: Edward J Tarbuck(Author), Frederick K Lutgens(Author), Dennis G Tasa(Illustrator)
400 pages
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