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Visualizing Geology employs uniquely designed visual pedagogy to help students acquire the skills they need to become better learners. Visualizing Geology is a comprehensive, modern book for today's geology course. With current examples, thorough coverage of geologists’ tools and technology, and a visual design that is accessible without sacrificing content, it is a title that will appeal to a broad range of instructors. Visualizing Geologyimmerses students in course material through visuals (both in print and rich multimedia resources) while organizing complex processes and related course information into easily digestible segments.
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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 Volcanos and Igneous Rock

CHAPTER 7 Weathering and Erosion

CHAPTER 8 From Sediment to Sedimentary Rock

CHAPTER 9 Folds, Faults, and Geological Maps

CHAPTER 10 Metamorphism: New Rock from Old

CHAPTER 11 Water On and Under the Ground

CHAPTER 12 The Ocean and the Atmosphere

CHAPTER 13 Climactic Extremes: Deserts and Glaciers

CHAPTER 14 Earth’s Climates: Past, Present, Future

CHAPTER 15 A Brief History of Life on Earth

CHAPTER 16 Understanding Life’s Resources

Appendix A: Units and Their Conversions

Appendix B: Periodic Table of Elements

Appendix C: Tables of the Properties of Selected Common Minerals

Appendix D: Self-Test Answers


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