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Applications and Investigations in Earth Science / Edition 7
     

Applications and Investigations in Earth Science / Edition 7

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

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ISBN-10: 0321689550

ISBN-13: 9780321689559

Pub. Date: 04/13/2011

Publisher: Prentice Hall

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, the text contains twenty-three step-by-step exercises that reinforce major topics in geology,

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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, the text contains twenty-three step-by-step exercises that reinforce major topics in geology, oceanography, meteorology, and astronomy. The Seventh Edition offers over 80 new photos, redrawn illustrations, and safety 'Caution' boxes throughout.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780321689559
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
Publication date:
04/13/2011
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
8.30(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

I. GEOLOGY.

1. The Study of Minerals.
2. Common Rocks.
3. Introduction to Aerial Photographs and Topographic Maps.
4. Shaping Earth's Surface - Running Water and Groundwater.
5. Shaping Earth's Surface - Arid and Glacial Landscapes.
6. Determining Geologic Ages.
7. Geologic Maps and Structures.
8. Earthquakes and Earth's Interior.

II. OCEANOGRAPHY.

9. Introduction to Oceanography.
10. The Dynamic Ocean Floor.
11. Waves, Currents, and Tides.

III. METEOROLOGY.

12. Earth-Sun Relations.
13. Atmospheric Heating.
14. Atmospheric Moisture, Pressure, and Wind.
15. Air Masses, the Middle-Latitude Cyclone, and Weather Maps.
16. Global Climates and the Human Impact.

IV. ASTRONOMY.

17. Astronomical Observations.
18. Patterns in the Solar System.
19. Planet Positions.
20. The Moon and Sun.

V. EARTH SCIENCE SKILLS.

21. Location and Distance on Earth.
22. The Metric System, Measurements, and Scientific Inquiry.

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