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Earth: Portrait of a Planet (Fourth Edition)

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Stephen Marshak is professor of geology at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, where he is also the director of the School of Earth, Society, and Environment. He holds an A.B. from Cornell University, an M.S. from the University of Arizona, and a Ph.D. from Columbia University. Steve's research interests lie in structural geology and tectonics. This work has taken him into the field on a number of continents. Steve loves teaching and has won his college's and university's highest teaching awards. In addition to research papers and Earth Science, Steve has also authored Earth: Portrait of a Planet, Essentials of Geology, and has co-authored the Laboratory Manual for Introductory Geology, Earth Structure: An Introduction to Structural Geology and Tectonics, and Basic Methods of Structural Geology.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 992 pages
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company (October 17, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9780393935189
  • ISBN-13: 978-0393935189
  • ASIN: 0393935183
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 1.2 x 10.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (53 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #55,665 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Do you want to save money? Buy the third Edition it has the same information, same chapters and the third edition is cheaper.
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The best textbook I've had to purchase so far for any class (GEOL-1401 at DCCCD). Easy read. Very to the point and well explained. Beautiful detail. I love all of the photos and diagrams. I'm keeping my copy. (Geosciences geek at heart.)
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I bought this book for my son for a college course he was taking. I have an interest in Geology so I have been reading it when he doesn't need to read it. I really like the visual approach it uses to teach concepts. Good learning tool.
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Just as described. Thank You!
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This book is excellent for my Geology class, It is very helpfull, also the web page works very good. The book will be for my 3 Geology classes.
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I don't really love any textbook, but this came on time and had beautifully colored pictures.
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Just the book i needed! And great option to rent the book for the semester!!
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By maofla on January 8, 2016
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Great info. Used this for my geology class which greatly helped. Recommend!
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