Applications and Investigations in Earth Science eBook, 9th Edition

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Applications and Investigations in Earth Science eBook, 9th Edition

By Edward J. Tarbuck, Frederick K. Lutgens, Dennis G. Tasa
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For introductory Earth Science lab courses.


Explore Earth’s systems with flexible, hands-on exercises

Designed to accompany Tarbuck and Lutgens' Earth Science and Foundations of Earth Sciencethis manual can also be used for any Earth science lab course and in conjunction with any text. It minimises 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.

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  • New - Lab 5 on Volcanism and Volcanic Hazards explores the nature of volcanic eruptions, shield volcanoes, cinder cones, composite volcanoes, and volcanic hazards.
  • Updated - Part 1 on geology has been reorganised to present topics in the sequence most commonly taught, leading with interior processes followed by surface processes.
  • Updated - Pre-lab videos include a new video for Lab 5 on volcanism and volcanic hazards. Each lab is accompanied by a pre-lab video, prepared and narrated by Professor Callan Bentley. Every lesson examines and explains the key ideas that will be explored in the exercise, thereby eliminating the need for a pre-lab lecture by the instructor.
  • A more inquiry-based lab experience provides more “hands-on” learning in the exercises whenever possible. This approachengages students in gathering and analysing scientific data to improve their critical reasoning skills.
  • 24 step-by-step, self-contained exercises reinforce the major topics of Earth Science, helping students achieve scientific literacy while also developing data analysis, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills.
  • Extensive pedagogy in each exercise enables students to understand the concepts presented by practicing their problem-solving skills.
    • Each exercise includes: a statement of purpose, objectives, materials needed, key terms, an introduction, questions and problems, a review, and a summary/report page that is intended to be filled in by students after they complete the exercise.
  • Updated - Market-leading visual program, thoroughly reviewed and updated, makes the material and learning experience more meaningful for students.
Table of contents
  • 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