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 flexible, hands-on exercises. The lab manual is designed to accompany Tarbuck and Lutgens' Earth Science and Foundations of Earth Science, but can be used for any Earth Science lab course or text. The manual contains 24 step-by-step, adaptable exercises that examine the basic principles and concepts of the Earth Sciences, while reinforcing major topics in geology, oceanography, meteorology and astronomy. 

The 9th Edition features a new lab on volcanism and volcanic hazards, and dynamic illustrations by Dennis Tasa are thoroughly updated to provide you with a visually engaging learning experience.

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

ISBN-13: 9780135213179

Subject: Earth Science

Category: Introductory Earth Science Lab



  • 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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