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-two step-by-step exercises that reinforce major topics in geology, oceanography, meteorology, and astronomy.
Table of Contents :
1. The Study of Minerals.
2. Common Rocks.
3. Introduction to Aerial Photographs and Topographic Maps.
4. Shaping Earth's Surface - Running Water and Groundwater.
5. Shaping Earth's Surface - Arid and Glacial Landscapes.
6. Determining Geologic Ages.
7. Geologic Maps and Structures.
8. Earthquakes and Earth's Interior.
9. Introduction to Oceanography.
10. The Dynamic Ocean Floor.
11. Waves, Currents, and Tides.
12. Earth-Sun Relations.
13. Atmospheric Heating.
14. Atmospheric Moisture, Pressure, and Wind.
15. Air Masses, the Middle-Latitude Cyclone, and Weather Maps.
16. Global Climates.
17. Astronomical Observations.
18. Patterns in the Solar System.
19. Planet Positions.
20. The Moon and Sun.
V. EARTH SCIENCE SKILLS.
21. Location and Distance on Earth.
22. The Metric System, Measurements, and Scientific Inquiry.