About the Book
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. The 9th Edition
features a new lab on Volcanism and Volcanic Hazards, new Mastering(TM) 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 Also available packaged with Mastering Geology or as an easy-to-use, standalone Pearson eText Mastering(TM)
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. 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. Note:
You are purchasing a standalone product; Mastering Geology and Pearson eText do not come packaged with this content. Students, if interested in purchasing this title with Mastering Geology or Pearson eText, ask your instructor for the correct package ISBN and Course ID. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information.
If you would like to purchase both the physical text and Mastering Geology, search for:
0134748360 / 9780134748368 Applications and Investigations in Earth Science Plus Mastering Geology with Pearson eText -- Access Card Package
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- 0134746244 / 9780134746241 Applications and Investigations in Earth Science
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About the Author: 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.