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Written for students of geology, this text incorporates advances in earth science such as plate tectonics, global warming, and the interconnectivity between the history of Earth and the history of life. It begins with a brief discussion of cosmology and the world's origin. The "Instructor's Manual" is designed to assist instructors in preparing lectures. The content includes: detailed learning objectives, reference to the relevant Web sites and complete answers to the end-of-chapter questions. The "Test-item File" contains over 1200 multiple-choice and true-false questions and is available in printed form (included in the Instructor's manual) or on Norton TestMaker - a flexible electronic testing system for IBM-compatible or Macintosh computers.
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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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