Visualizing Geology / Edition 2

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Hoboken, NJ 2009 Trade paperback 2nd Revised ed. Fair. Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 560 p. Contains: Illustrations. Visualizing, 81.

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Murck's 3rd edition of Visualizing Geology maximizes the use of National Geographic Society photographs, maps, illustrations and video to bring dynamic Earth processes. From the ground-up, this text is designed to better meet the needs of those involved in the large mainstream Physical Geology course and working to attain a science credit. The text provides pedagogy to help readers better digest more material than they would in a conventional textbook. Moreover it provides information about geology as a discipline as a dynamic and growing science, to move readers beyond the idea that geology is simply about the memorization of terms related to dead rocks.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470419472
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 2/24/2009
  • Series: VISUALIZING Series , #81
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 560
  • Product dimensions: 9.10 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.60 (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 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 Ocean and the Atmosphere.

CHAPTER 13: Deserts and Glaciers.

CHAPTER 14: Earth's Climates: Past, Present, Future.

CHAPTER 15: A Brief History of Life on Earth.

CHAPTER 16: Understanding Earth's Resources.

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