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Essentials of Geologyby Stephen Marshak
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A substantial revision of an already successful text, the Third Edition of Essentials of Geologycombines an accurate and engaging narrative with exceptional visual and pedagogical elements. It is supported by a complete learning and teaching package. Innovative media, such as Geotours'"which take students on virtual field trips using GoogleEarth"make it possible for instructors to bring real-world geology to life in the classroom.
It is supported by a complete learning and teaching package. Innovative media, such as Geotours--which take students on virtual field trips using Google Earth'--make it possible for instructors to bring real-world geology to life in the classroom.
Perfect as homework, lab, or extra-credit assignments, the workbook asks students to observe and measure real-world geologic sites, thereby deepening their understanding of important concepts in the textbook.
Using high-resolution satellite and aerial photography, Google Earth' creates spectacular 3-D images of the planet"s surface. Appearing in the book as two-page spreads, Geotours provide students with free and open access to this powerful resource--with links to over 200 real-world geologic sites that illustrate concepts from every chapter of Essentials of Geology. Map overlays, figures, and photographs from the text and beyond further promote learning by helping students make connections between textbook lessons and real-world geology. Geotours make great lecture launchers or can be assigned as homework, lab, or extra-credit assignments using the worksheets that coordinate with each chapter in the text.
Geotours are accompanied by a complete, innovative media package with 3-D cinema-quality simulations that bring difficult concepts to life; over 60 animations; film clips; course-ready PowerPoint lecture outlines; Clicker Questions, and more.
It is supported by a complete learning and teaching package. Innovative media, such as Geotours—which take students on virtual field trips using Google Earth™—make it possible for instructors to bring real-world geology to life in the classroom.
About the Author
Stephen Marshak is Professor of Geology and Head of the Department of Geology at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. He holds a Ph.D. from Columbia University, an M.S. from the University of Arizona, and a B.A. from Cornell University. He has served as Chair of the Division of Structural Geology and Tectonics of the Geological Society of America. Dr. Marshak has written numerous research articles on topics in structural geology and tectonics, and has authored or co-authored three other books: Basic Methods of Structural Geology; Earth Structure: An Introduction to Structural Geology and Tectonics; and Essentials of Geology.
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