Applications and Investigations in Earth Science, 9th edition

  • Edward J. Tarbuck, 
  • Frederick K Lutgens, 
  • Dennis G. Tasa

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Applications and Investigations in Earth Science explores Earth’s systems with hands-on exercises that reinforce topics in geology, oceanography, meteorology, and astronomy.

Published by Pearson (September 15th 2020) - Copyright © 2019

ISBN-13: 9780135213179

Subject: Earth Science

Category: Introductory Earth Science Lab

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, Pressure, 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 A mining 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

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