Applications and Investigations in Earth Science

Applications and Investigations in Earth Science

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Although designed to accompany Tarbuck and Lutgens' Earth Science, Foundations of Earth Science, this manual could be used with other Earth Science texts for courses in departments of geology or geography. This laboratory manual provides a comprehensive, versatile, and adaptable collection of 22 self-contained laboratories that examine the basic principles and concepts of geology, meteorology, oceanography, and astronomy. The exercises help students achieve scientific literacy while developing observational, critical reasoning, and problem solving skills. The manual is designed to accompany Tarbuck and Lutgens' Earth Science, Foundations of Earth Science - or any other Earth science text.*Features an extensively revised art program - with many illustrations prepared using the latest digital mapping techniques by Dennis Tasa, one of the foremost graphic artists in the country*Contains 22 step-by-step, self-contained exercises that reinforce the major topics of geology, oceanography, meteorology, and astronomy*Goes beyond the traditional exercises that examine measurements, mineral, rocks, latitude and longitude, topographic maps, Earth-sun relations*Each exercise systematically guid
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Product details

  • Paperback | 353 pages
  • 218.44 x 274.32 x 7.62mm | 884.5g
  • Upper Saddle River, United States
  • English
  • 3rd edition
  • 0130112887
  • 9780130112880

Table of contents

I. GEOLOGY. 1. The Study of Minerals. 2. Common Rocks. 3. Introduction to Aerial Photographs and Topographic Maps. 4. Shaping Earth's Surface-Running Water and Groundwater. 5. Shaping Earth's Surface-Arid and Glacial Landscapes. 6. Determining Geologic Ages. 7. Geologic Maps and Structures. 8. Earthquakes and Earth's Interior. II. OCEANOGRAPHY. 9. Introduction to Oceanography. 10. The Dynamic Ocean Floor. 11. Waves, Currents, and Tides. III. METEOROLOGY. 12. Earth-Sun Relations. 13. Atmospheric Heating. 14. Atmospheric Moisture, Pressure, and Wind. 15. Air Masses, the Middle-Latitude Cyclone, and Weather Maps. 16. Global Climates and the Human Impact. IV. ASTRONOMY. 17. Astronomical Observations. 18. Patterns in the Solar System. 19. Planet Positions. 20. The Moon and Sun. V. EARTH SCIENCE SKILLS. 21. Location and Distance on Earth. 22. The Metric System, Measurements, and Scientific Inquiry.
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