From the Back Cover
- Navigate the Google Earth Interface-Transform your view of the Earth using the 3-D Google Earth interface to view features on the Earth's surface from any height or perspective.
- Answer Questions about Geologically Important Places-Visit Geotour locations all over the globe to study plate tectonics, volcanoes, earthquakes, faults, folds, environmental issues, and more.
- Add Media-Rich Content to Google Earth-Learn how to create Google Earth placemarks with formatted text, images, and YouTube videos; to construct interactive flyover tours over the landscape; and to drape semi-transparent maps and diagrams over the terrain.
About the Author
M. Scott Wilkerson
is Professor of Geosciences at DePauw University in Greencastle, IN. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Illinois, and a B.S. from Murray State University. He specializes in structural geology & tectonics and utilizes spatial technologies (such as Google Earth
) in his teaching and research.
M. Beth Wilkerson is the GIS Specialist at DePauw University in Greencastle, IN. In her role at DePauw's GIS Center, Beth coordinates and oversees spatial technology projects campus-wide for faculty, staff, and students. She also promotes use of spatial technologies by conducting workshops for various groups (including K-12 outreach) on topics related to GIS, Google Earth, and GPS. Beth holds a M.S. from the University of Illinois, and a B.S. from Murray State University.
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.