Applications and Investigations in Earth Science (9e) : 9780134746241

Applications and Investigations in Earth Science (9e)

 
Edition
 
9
ISBN
 
9780134746241
ISBN 10
 
0134746244
Published
 
05/02/2018
Published by
 
Pearson Higher Ed USA
Pages
 
384
Format
 
Out of stock
 
Title type
Book
$174.99
 
 
Title type
 
$60.00
 
 
Description

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 Sciencethis manual can also be used for any Earth science lab course and in conjunction with any text. It minimises 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.

Table of contents
  • PART 1 GEOLOGY
  • 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
  • PART 2 OCEANOGRAPHY
  • Exercise 11 Introduction to Oceanography
  • Exercise 12 Waves, Currents, and Tides
  • PART 3  METEOROLOGY
  • 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
  • PART 4 ASTRONOMY
  • 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
  • PART 5 EARTH SCIENCE SKILLS
  • Exercise 23 Location and Distance on Earth
  • Exercise 24 The Metric System, Measurements, and Scientific Inquiry
New to this edition

About the manual

 

Improve student preparedness

  • 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.
  • Updated - Market-leading visual program, thoroughly reviewed and updated,makes the material and learning experience more meaningful for students.

Also available packaged with Mastering Geology or as an easy-to-use, standalone Pearson eText

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. Learn more about Mastering Geology.

  • Updated - Pre-Lab Videos save lab instructors time by reviewing key concepts needed for each lab’s exercises. These mobile-enabled introductions put the exercises in a broader context by reviewing fundamental concepts and identifying specific challenges to the material, helping students come prepared for lab and saving lab teachers valuable lab time.
  • Updated - Learning Catalytics ™ helps generate class discussion, customize lectures, and promote peer-to- peer learning with real-time analytics. Learning Catalytics acts as a student response tool that uses students’ smartphones, tablets, or laptops to engage them in more interactive tasks and thinking.
    • Library of Earth Science specific questions and activities for Earth Science.
    • Upload a full PowerPoint ® deck for easy creation of slide questions.
    • Team names are no longer case sensitive.
  • Project Condor video series captures stunning footage of the Mountain West region, using a quadcopter and a GoPro camera. The videos have been created with annotation, sketching, and narration to improve the way students learn about monoclines, streams, and terraces. Each video is also accompanied by assessment to test what students take away.
  • Updated - GigaPan® Activities take advantage of the GigaPan high-resolution panoramic picture technology developed by Carnegie Mellon University in conjunction with NASA. GigaPans are gigapixel panoramas--digital images with billions of pixels. These activities allow students to have a virtual field experience by exploring these Gigapan images, including the ability to zoom in to details.
  • Updated - Mobile Field Trips transport students to landscapes around North America and beyond. On each trip, students will accompany geologist—pilot—photographer Michael Collier in the air and on the ground to see and learn about landscapes that relate to discussions in the text. In Mastering, these videos are accompanied by auto-gradable assessments that track what students have learned.
  • New & Updated - MapMaster 2.0, inspired by GIS and built for education purposes, enables students to layer and explore thematic map data at global and regional scales. It includes hundreds of map layers with a multitude of data points, leveraging recent data from the US Census Bureau, UN, CIA, World Bank, PRB, NOAA, NASA, USGS, and more. You can also upload, visualize, and probe the data for a true WebGIS experience. Now, fully mobile and accessible, it includes the following enhanced visualization and analysis tools:
    • Split screen                            
    • Bivariate mapping
    • Data filtering and probing
    • Annotation
    • Map re-projection and styling
    • Map Sharing
    • Geolocation

Watch our MapMaster video to learn more.

 

Videos, Coaching Activities, and the eText provide additional guidance and interactivity

  • Updated - Pearson eText
    • Full eReader functionality includes page navigation, search, glossary, highlighting, note taking, annotations, and more.
    • A responsive design allows the eText to reflow/resize to a device or screen. It now works on supported smartphones, tablets, and computers.
    • In-context glossary offers students instant access to definitions by simply hovering over key terms.
    • Seamlessly integrated videos and activities allow students to watch and practice key concepts within the eText learning experience.
    • Accessible (screen-reader ready).
    • Configurable reading settings, including resizable type and night reading mode.

Pearson eText allows educators to easily share their own notes with students so they see the connection between their reading and what they learn in class—motivating them to keep reading, and keep learning. Portable access lets students study on the go, even offline. And, reading analytics offer insight into how students use the eText, helping educators tailor their instruction. Learn more about Pearson eText.


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

Features & benefits
  • 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 reorganised 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 analysing 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.
Author biography

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. 

                                                                                                                         

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