Synopses & Reviews
Earth: Portrait of a Planet
revolutionized the study of geology by integrating traditional geological concepts with the most recent theoretical advances in geology, including theories of plate tectonics and earth systems science. Adopted at over 300 schools worldwide, this innovative text has quickly become the best-selling introductory text in the field.
Retaining the core strengths of the First and Second Editions, the Third Edition has been meticulously revised, adding engaging new material and learning tools. Additionally, the Third Edition features the most effective and current multimedia tools available for instructors and students.
'An exciting revision of this innovative text, Earth: Portrait of a Planet
, Third Edition, emphasizes active student learning with a new chapter format, interactive media, and the power and insight of Google Earth
About the Author
'Stephen Marshakis 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.'