Applications and Investigations in Earth Science, 9th edition

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

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For introductory Earth Science  lab courses.

This package includes Mastering Geology.


Explore Earth’s systems with flexible, hands-on exercises

Designed to accompany Tarbuck and Lutgens' Earth Science and Foundations of Earth Sciencethis manual can also be used for any Earth Science lab course and in conjunction with any text. It minimizes the need for faculty instruction in the lab, freeing instructors to interact directly with students. Widely praised for its concise coverage and dynamic illustrations by Dennis Tasa, the text contains twenty-four step-by-step exercises that reinforce major topics in geology, oceanography, meteorology, and astronomy.


The 9th Edition featuresa new lab on Volcanism and Volcanic Hazards, new Mastering™ Geology Project Condor videos, Mobile Field Trips, and MapMaster 2.0 interactive maps–all to boost student understanding of Earth’s processes. This versatile and adaptable collection of introductory-level laboratory experiences goes beyond the textto examine the basic principles and concepts of the Earth Sciences through strong examples and dynamic media


Personalize learning with Mastering Geology

Mastering™ is the teaching and learning platform that empowers you to reach every student. By combining trusted author content with digital tools developed to engage students and emulate the office-hour experience, Mastering personalizes learning and often improves results for each student. With a wide range of activities available, students can actively learn, understand, and retain even the most difficult Earth Science concepts.


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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, Prressure, 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 Amining 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


Published by Pearson (January 2nd 2018) - Copyright © 2019