Essentials of Geology (Second Edition)

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Based on the best-selling Earth: Portrait of a Planet, Essentials of Geology offers the same engaging writing, spectacular artwork, and helpful pedagogy as the parent text in a more concise format.

This accessible introduction integrates traditional geologic concepts with the most recent theoretical advances, among them theories of plate tectonics and Earth systems science. The Second Edition has been carefully updated, including coverage of recent events such as Hurricane Katrina, and offers unparalleled multimedia tools for instructors and students.

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Stephen Marshak is a Professor Emeritus of Geology at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, where he taught for 35 years.  During this time, he also served as Head of the Department of Geology and as Director of the School of Earth, Society, & Environment.  Steve holds an A.B. from Cornell University, an M.S. from the University of Arizona, and a Ph.D. from Columbia University all in geology.  His research interests in structural geology and tectonics have taken him in the field on several continents.  Steve, a Fellow of the Geological Society of America, has won the highest teaching awards at both the college and campus levels at the University of Illinois, and has also received a Neil Miner Award from the National Association of Geoscience Teachers for “exceptional contributions to the stimulation of interest in the Earth Sciences.”  In addition to research papers and Earth: Portrait of a Planet, Essentials of Geology, Earth Science, and Laboratory Manual for Introductory Geology, he has co-authored Earth Structure: An Introduction to Structural Geology and Tectonics, and Basic Methods of Structural Geology.

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