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.
These worksheets ask students to make observations and measurements of actual geologic sites in order to better learn important concepts in each chapter. The workbook includes a introductory tutorial on how to use Geotours, a Geotours Guide two-page spread, and a worksheet exercise for each Geotour.
An exciting revision of this innovative text, , Third Edition, emphasizes active student learning with a new chapter format, interactive media, and the power and insight of ™.
About the Author
Stephen Marshak is Professor of Geology at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, where he is also the Director of the School of Earth, Society, and Environment. He holds an AB from Cornell University, an MS from the University of Arizona, and a PhD from Columbia University. Steve's research interests lie in structural geology and tectonics. This work has taken him into the field on multiple continents. He has also won his college's and university's highest teaching awards. In addition to research papers and Earth: Portrait of a Planet, Steve has authored Essentials of Geology; and has co-authored Laboratory Manual for Introductory Geology; Earth Structure: An Introduction to Structural Geology and Tectonics; and Basic Methods of Structural Geology.