Visualizing Geology / Edition 3

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Visualizing Geography is the only book in the field that integrates text with high quality art. By adding to this already impressive art program with additional process diagrams and visualizing features, the second edition helps readers gain a sound understanding of basic geologic processes and the environmental ramifications of Earth's systems. It introduces plate tectonics early and incorporates numerous illustrations and photos to make the difficult concepts easier to comprehend. Readers will also benefit from the structured and effective format and accessible writing style.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118129869
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 4/17/2012
  • Series: VISUALIZING Series, #212
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 592
  • Sales rank: 223,386
  • Product dimensions: 9.10 (w) x 10.70 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Barbara Murck has a Ph.D. in Geology from the University of Toronto and received her undergraduate degree in Geological and Geophysical Sciences from Princeton University. Barbara is now the senior lecturer in the Department of Geography and the Environment Programs at the University of Toronto at Mississagua in Ontario, where she teaches Environmental Science, Environmental Issues in the Developing World, and Natural Hazards, as well as an Environmental Intership course for seniors undergraduates. Barbara is also involved with a research group in West Africa that has worked on various problems surrounding the environmental impacts of urbanization and resource utilization. She has received the Faculty Teaching Excellence Award, and in 2007 was nominated, by her students, as one of Ontario's "Best Lecturers." Barbara is the author of a number of Wiley titles, including, Environmental Geology, Dangerous Earth, Geology Today, and Geology: A Self-Teaching Guide.

Dana Mackenzie has a Ph.D. in Mathematics from Princeton University and taught math at Duke University and Kenyon College for several years before turning to science writing. He was a contributing Editor to American Scientist and has written articles on science and math for general-interest and educational publications including the Smithsonian, Discover, Astronomy, Science, Popular Science, American Scientist, and the National Academy of Sciences, IBM among other business clients. He is also the author of The Big Splat, or How Our Moon Came to Be, published in 2003 by John Wiley & Sons.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Earth as a Planet.

Chapter 2. Earth Materials.

Chapter 3. How Old is Old? The Rock Record and Deep Geologic Time.

Chapter 4. Plate Tectonics.

Chapter 5. Earthquakes and Earth's Interior.

Chapter 6. Volcanoes and Igneous Rocks.

Chapter 7. Weathering and Erosion.

Chapter 8. From Sediment to Sedimentary Rock.

Chapter 9. Folds, Faults, and Geologic Maps.

Chapter 10. Metamorphism: New Rocks From Old.

Chapter 11. Water On and Under the Ground.

Chapter 12. The Oceans and the Atmosphere.

Chapter 13. Deserts, Glaciers, and Climate Change.

Chapter 14. A Brief History of Life on Earth.

Chapter 15. Understanding Earth's Resources.

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