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Applications and Investigations in Earth Science Plus MasteringGeology with eText -- Access Card Package, 8th Edition

By Edward J. Tarbuck, Frederick K. Lutgens, Dennis G. Tasa, Kenneth G. Pinzke

Published by Pearson

Published Date: May 6, 2014


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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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0321934520 / 9780321934529 Applications and Investigations in Earth Science

0321943422 / 9780321943422  MasteringGeology with Pearson eText -- ValuePack Access Card -- for Chemistry: Structure and Properties

Table of Contents

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