9780136000075

Applications and Investigations in Earth Science

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  • ISBN13:

    9780136000075

  • ISBN10:

    013600007X

  • Edition: 6th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2/4/2008
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
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Summary

For the introductory Earth science lab course. Although designed to accompany Tarbuck and Lutgens'Earth ScienceandFoundations of Earth Science, this manual could be used for any Earth Science lab course, in conjunction with any text. This versatile and adaptable collection of introductory-level laboratory experiences goes beyond traditional offerings to examine the basic principles and concepts of the Earth sciences. Widely praised for its concise coverage and dynamic illustrations by Dennis Tasa, the text contains twenty-two step-by-step exercises that reinforce major topics in geology, oceanography, meteorology, and astronomy.

Table of Contents

Geology
The Study of Minerals
Common Rocks
Introduction to Aerial Photographs and Topographical Maps
Shaping Earthrsquo;s Surfacendash;Running Water and Groundwater
Shaping Earthrsquo;s Surfacendash;Arid and Glacial Landscapes
Determining Geological Ages
Geologic Maps and Structures
Earthquakes and Earthrsquo;s Interior
Oceanography
Introduction to Oceanography
The Dynamic Ocean Floor
Waves, Currents, and Tides
Meteorology
Earthndash;Sun Relations
Atmospheric Heating
Atmospheric Moisture, Pressure, and Wind
Air Masses, the Middle-Latitude Cyclone, and Weather Maps
Global Climates
Astronomy
Astronomical Observations
Patterns in the Solar System
Locating the Planets
Examining the Terrestrial Planets
The Moon and the Sun
Earth Science Skills
Location and Distance on Earth
the Metric System, Measurements, and Scientific Inquiry
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