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Pearson eText Applications and Investigations in Earth Science -- Access Card

Pearson eText Applications and Investigations in Earth Science -- Access Card

9th Edition

Edward Tarbuck, Frederick Lutgens, Dennis Tasa

Aug 2018, Access / Pin Card, 400 pages
ISBN13: 9780135213186
ISBN10: 0135213185
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For introductory Earth Science lab courses.

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

Designed to accompany Tarbuck and Lutgens' Earth Science and Foundations of Earth Science, this 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.

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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

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  • New - Lab 5 on Volcanism and Volcanic Hazards explores the nature of volcanic eruptions, shield volcanoes, cinder cones, composite volcanoes, and volcanic hazards.
  • Updated - Part 1 on geology has been reorganized to present topics in the sequence most commonly taught, leading with interior processes followed by surface processes.
  • Updated - Pre-lab videos include a new video for Lab 5 on volcanism and volcanic hazards. Each lab is accompanied by a pre-lab video, prepared and narrated by Professor Callan Bentley. Every lesson examines and explains the key ideas that will be explored in the exercise, thereby eliminating the need for a pre-lab lecture by the instructor.
  • A more inquiry-based lab experience provides more “hands-on” learning in the exercises whenever possible. This approachengages students in gathering and analyzing scientific data to improve their critical reasoning skills.
  • 24 step-by-step, self-contained exercises reinforce the major topics of Earth Science, helping students achieve scientific literacy while also developing data analysis, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills.
  • Extensive pedagogy in each exercise enables students to understand the concepts presented by practicing their problem-solving skills.
    • Each exercise includes: a statement of purpose, objectives, materials needed, key terms, an introduction, questions and problems, a review, and a summary/report page that is intended to be filled in by students after they complete the exercise.
  • Updated - Market-leading visual program, thoroughly reviewed and updated,makes the material and learning experience more meaningful for students.

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Check out the preface for a complete list of features and what's new in this edition.

Fred Lutgens and Ed Tarbuck have been good friends and colleagues since 1970. Between them, they have more than 60 years of experience teaching geology to undergraduates, and both have been recognized with awards as excellent and inspiring professors. They share a special interest in introducing geology to beginning students and a belief in the value of field experiences for students of all levels.

Lutgens and Tarbuck published their first college text, Earth Science, in 1976. That book, winner of the McGuffy Award from the Text and Academic Authors Association, is now in its 15th edition. In 1983, as the 1st edition of Earth was being prepared, gifted geology illustrator Dennis Tasa joined the author team. Since then the three have collaborated on more than thirty projects. Not only do Tarbuck, Lutgens, and Tasa work well together creatively; they also enjoy spending time in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains near Tasa’s New Mexico studio.

Tarbuck enjoys downhill skiing in Colorado, fly fishing near his childhood home in Northern Minnesota, and spending time in the Cascades. Lutgens is an avid runner, and when he can make the time, truly enjoys hiking the canyons of the Colorado Plateau. Although Lutgens and Tarbuck think alike on many issues, they don’t agree on everything. Lutgens is devoted to jazz and classical music, whereas Tarbuck prefers pop artists or a good country station.