Applications and Investigations in Earth Science
Applications and Investigations in Earth Science is a laboratory manual that gets the user actively involved in utilizing organized and unique investigations of the principles and concepts of geology, meteorology, oceanography, and astronomy. Twenty-two exercises offer both scope of coverage and versatility of the major topics in Earth Science. The exercises presented cover topics in Geology, Oceanography, Meteorology, Astronomy, and Earth Science Skills such as location and distance, the metric system, measurements, and scientific inquiry.
- Paperback | 360 pages
- 228.1 x 269.2 x 24.9mm | 993.37g
- 31 Jul 2003
- Pearson Education (US)
- Upper Saddle River, United States
- 4th edition
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.