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Perfect for use with any Earth Science text, this versatile collection of introductory-level laboratory experiences examines the basic principles and concepts of the Earth sciences. Widely praised for its concise coverage and dynamic illustrations by Dennis Tasa, this full-color laboratory manual contains 23 step-by-step exercises that reinforce major topics in geology, oceanography, meteorology, astronomy, and Earth Science. The new Eighth Edition works with MasteringGeology to improve student preparedness through video and pre-lab assignments and to allow instructors to easily assign and assess student lab performance.
0321934539 / 978032193453 Applications and Investigations in Earth Science Plus MasteringGeology with eText -- Access Card Package
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0321943422 / 9780321943422 MasteringGeology with Pearson eText -- ValuePack Access Card -- for Chemistry: Structure and Properties
Fred Lutgens and Ed 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 going into its tenth 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.
Part 1 Geology Exercise 1: The Study of Minerals
Exercise 2: Rocks and the Rock Cycle
Exercise 3: Aerial Photographs, Satellite Images, and Topographic Maps
Exercise 4: Shaping Earth’s Surface–Running Water and Groundwater
Exercise 5: Shaping Earth’s Surface–Arid and Glacial Landscapes
Exercise 6: Earthquakes and Earth’s Interior
Exercise 7: Plate Tectonics
Exercise 8: Geologic Maps, Block Diagrams, and Rock Structures
Exercise 9: Geologic Time
Part 2 Oceanography
Exercise 10: Introduction to Oceanography┐┐┐
Exercise 11: Waves, Currents, and Tides
Part 3 Meteorology
Exercise 12: Earth–Sun Relationships
Exercise 13: Heating the Atmosphere
Exercise 14: Atmospheric Moisture, Pressure, and Wind
Exercise 15: Air Masses, Mid-latitude Cyclones, and Weather Maps
Exercise 16: Global Climates
Part 4 Astronomy
Exercise 17: Astronomical Observations
Exercise 18: Patterns in the Solar System
Exercise 19: Locating the Planets
Exercise 20: Examining the Terrestrial Planets
Exercise 21: Motions of the Earth–Moon System
Part 5 Earth Science Skills
Exercise 22: Location and Distance on Earth
Exercise 23: The Metric System, Measurements, and Scientific Inquiry