For the introductory Earth science lab course. Although designed to accompany Tarbuck and Lutgens' Earth Science and Foundations of Earth Science , this manual could be used for any Earth Science lab course, in conjunction with any text. This versatile and adaptable collection of introductory-level laboratory experiences goes beyond traditional offerings to examine 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.
Table of Contents
Part 1 Geology Exercise 1: The Study of Minerals Exercise 2: Common Rocks Exercise 3: Introduction to Aerial Photographs and Topographical Maps Exercise 4: Shaping Earth's Surface--Running Water and Groundwater Exercise 5: Shaping Earth's Surface--Arid and Glacial Landscapes Exercise 6: Determining Geological Ages Exercise 7: Geologic Maps and Structures Exercise 8: Earthquakes and Earth's Interior Part 2 Oceanography Exercise 9: Introduction to Oceanography Exercise 10: The Dynamic Ocean Floor Exercise 11: Waves, Currents, and Tides Part 3 Meteorology Exercise 12: Earth--Sun Relations Exercise 13: Atmospheric Heating Exercise 14: Atmospheric Moisture, Pressure, and Wind Exercise 15: Air Masses, the Middle-Latitude Cyclone, and Weather Maps Exercise 16: Global Climates Part 4 Astronomy Exercise 17: Astronomical Observations Exercise 18: Patterns in the Solar System Exercise 19: Locating the Planets Exercise 20: Examining the Terrestrial Planets Exercise 21: The Moon and the Sun Part 5 Earth Science Skills Exercise 22: Location and Distance on Earth Exercise 23: the Metric System, Measurements, and Scientific Inquiry