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Earth: Portrait of a Planet

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    Available in PDF - DJVU Format | Earth: Portrait of a Planet.pdf | Language: ENGLISH
    Stephen Marshak(Author)

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The Fourth Edition of Earth: Portrait of a Planet provides the perfect balance between an authoritative, yet accessible text and a stunning narrative art program. This makes it the book of choice for instructors and students, who all have their own diverse styles of both teaching and learning. The Fourth Edition of this best-selling text constitutes a major revision, packed with recent updates and new features such as beautiful and innovative narrative figures, stimulating inquiry-based pedagogy, a tightened core narrative, hundreds of new photographs, and coverage of hot topics, like the March 2011 earthquake/tsunami that devastated Japan, the rare element crisis, the shifting price of oil, and the recent tornado outbreaks.
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  • PDF | 819 pages
  • Stephen Marshak(Author)
  • W. W. Norton & Co.; 4th Revised edition edition (26 Sept. 2012)
  • English
  • 10
  • Science & Nature

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  • By Guest on 1 July 2017

    Interesting read, great for any uni student!

  • By Sharon Camm on 9 December 2009

    I bought this book as background reading for an open university geology course and I have to say I haven't been able to put it down. The text is clear and well explained and the pictures are fantastic. It's a heavy scientific book but everything is well explained and easy to locate and the google earth tours really make it come alive. I would recommend this to anyone with the slightest interest in our planet and geology. The only critisicm I can levy is that I don't like the paper its printed on, quite flimsy and 'glossy' which creases easily. However worth every penny.

  • By Austin1100 on 1 June 2010

    Fantastic book!If you are interested in, or are studying geology or you just want to know more about the plant then this is a "must read". I have rarely come across a technical book that is so well structured, organised and readable. This should be a gold standard for anyone aiming to describe any technical subject.Note that the associated website contains lots of goodies as well.

  • By A. Bhatia on 17 November 2008

    This book is great for my 1st year uni course, its well written, accessible and has lots of well drawn diagrams to help understand the concepts. Its the kind of book thats interesting to read even if your not studying the subject.

  • By Frank T on 11 November 2009

    I have an amateur interest in landscape and geology, and this book is an endless source of fascination for me. It's clear and thorough and full of excellent illustrations and diagrams. It doesn't have the dryness of some academic books - in fact it seems to me a book that even inquisitive children would probably get something from. Not that it's oversimplified - it just explains things clearly.

  • By Daithi. on 20 February 2009

    Have been using this as a study aid for Geology, Earth history, Environmental studies and even a little basic Chemistry for my degree, easy to follow with plenty illustrations, I carry it everywhere.

  • By M-C on 20 December 2010

    I bought this book after a recommendation from one of my lecturers. As a geography student I find this book extremely useful whether it be brushing up on information i had previously learnt, building on prior knowledge or learning completely new things. This book lays everything out in understandable terms that even beginners could learn from. What also should be noted is the quality of the pictures and diagrams included in the book. I'm sure I will be using this throughout my degree and couldn't recommend it enough to students of geography and geology in particular.

  • By M. F. Cayley on 9 October 2011

    This is a superb and substantial book covering all major aspects of geology and geomorphology. Each section is self-contained so there is no need to read from cover to cover. A mass of photos and diagrams support the text. Explanations are comprehensible to readers with little previous knowledge, and a glossary helps with any unfamiliar terms. "Geotours" using Google Earth are available for those who want to explore geological phenomena visually.While the illustrations and examples are drawn from many countries, there is a degree of US bias, but this does not detract from the value of the text.Inevitably with a book of this kind, there may be topics you would like to see treated in more depth. For instance, I would have liked rather more on fossils and palaeontology.Overall, a thoroughly recommended, digestible and well-written book, suited both to students and general readers. If you have any interest in earth science, you will like it.

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