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-three step-by-step exercises that reinforce major topics in geology, oceanography, meteorology, and astronomy. CourseSmart textbooks do not include any media or print supplements that come packaged with the bound book.
Table of Contents
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: Geologic Time
Exercise 7: Geologic Maps and Structures
Exercise 8: Earthquakes and Earth’s Interior
Part 2 Oceanography
Exercise 9: Introduction to Oceanography
Exercise 10: The Dynamic Ocean Floor
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, the Middle-Latitude Cyclone, 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: The Moon and the Sun
Part 5 Earth Science Skills
Exercise 22: Location and Distance on Earth
Exercise 23: The Metric System, Measurements, and Scientific Inquiry
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$43.99 | ISBN-13: 978-0-321-78664-7