Geography, Geology & Earth Science 2013
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Animations: Key diagrams and drawings from our rich signature art program have been animated to provide a virtual experience of difficult concepts. These animations have proven crucial to the understanding of this content for visual learners.
Interactive Exercises: Learning activities and games build off our presentation material. They give students an opportunity to test their understanding of key concepts and explore additional visual resources.
Videos: Brief video clips provide real-world examples of geographic features, and put these examples into context with the concepts covered in the text.
Simulations: Computer-based models of geographic processes allow students to manipulate data and variables to explore and interact with virtual environments.
The world up close and personal Concept Caching is an online database of
photographs that explores what a region looks like and what it feels like to live in that region. Photographs and GPS coordinates are â€œcachedâ€? and categorized along core concepts of geography. Access the images or submit your own at: www.conceptcaching.com
Global concepts. Local examples.
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GEOGRAPHY World Regional Geography
Geography of the World, 4th Edition
Global Geography, 14th Edition
HUMAN GEOGRAPHY IN ACTION, 6th Edition
H.J. de Blij, Michigan State University Peter O. Muller, University of Miami Antoinette WinklerPrins, USA 978-0-470-40945-9 • 464 pp. • Softcover • 2009 Available with WileyPLUS
H.J. de Blij, Michigan State University Peter O. Muller, University of Miami, USA 978-0-470-55303-9 • 672 pp. • Softcover • 2010 Available with WileyPLUS
Michael Kuby, Arizona State University John Harner, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs Patricia Gober, Arizona State University, USA 978-1-118-42257-1 • 560 pp. • Softcover • 2013 Available with WileyPLUS
Geography of the World focuses on the geography of the world in the twenty-first century and serves as a guide to geographic ideas and perspectives, past and future. This text presents authoritative content, currency, and outstanding cartography in a technologyrich package. Readers learn about the most important concepts through a streamlined pedagogy and updated photo programme and data. Antoinette WinklerPrins, new co-author, assists in creating a seamless integration of multimedia with traditional narrative. Features • Provides authoritative content, currency, and outstanding cartography. • Includes a new co-author who helps to create a seamless integration of multimedia with traditional narrative. • Covers the most important concepts through a streamlined pedagogy. • Incorporates an engaging photo program and updated data.
The Fourteenth Edition of Global Geography maintains the quality that has been delivered before by the authors. The book continues to show the authors’ authoritative content, out standing cartography, currency, and compre hensive coverage, in a technology-rich package. The text reflects major developments in the world as well as in the discipline, ranging from the European Expansion to the growing role of Indonesia in the regional setting of Southeast Asia. NEW TO THIS EDITION • Added material on Migration. • Up-to-date information regarding European Expansion. • More focus on Africa and their failed state issue. • The growing role of Indonesia in the regional setting of Southeast Asia is discussed.
Human Geography in Action aims to develop geographic problem-solving skills by giving students hands-on data-driven activities and case studies. Each chapter begins with an introduction to a concept, followed by a case study tying the concept to the real world and then wraps up with an activity. These engaging activities featured throughout the text further the book’s “Do Geography” approach by giving students the opportunity to engage in realworld investigations that range from tracking the AIDS epidemic over space and time to modeling interstate migration flows. NEW TO THIS EDITION • Updated census data. • Updated digital exercises and animations in WileyPLUS.
• Updated material on Australia and the Pacific Realm.
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GEOGRAPHY Human Geography
VISUALIZING HUMAN GEOGRAPHY Alyson Greiner 978-0-471-72491-9 • 464 pp. • Softcover • 2011 Visualizing Human Geography is a comprehensive, modern book for today’s human geography course. With current examples, up-to-date content and a visual design that is accessible without sacrificing content, Visualizing Human Geography will appeal to a broad range of students and generate enthusiasm for the discipline. key features • Promotes geographic literacy with strong coverage of spatial thinking. • Contains authoritative National Geographic maps and photos. • Powerful supplements package that includes interactive maps and National Geographic videos. • Integrates globalization throughout all chapters.
HUMAN GEOGRAPHY: People, Place, and Culture, 10th Edition Erin H. Fouberg, Northern State University Alexander B. Murphy, University of Oregon H. J. de Blij, Michigan State University, USA 978-1-118-01869-9 • 560 pp. • Hardcover • 2012 Available with WileyPLUS Human Geography, Tenth Edition is a comprehensive text that covers all of the important concepts and theory central to Human Geography. NEW TO THIS EDITION • Increased focus on identity and how every human being forges an identity in a global world. • Entire book has been updated with new chapter opening vignettes, field notes and photos. • There have been significant updates and revisions to Chapters 11, 12, 13, which were all reviewed by subject area experts.
• Highlights the tools and technology geographers use, with thoughtful discussions of their uses and applications.
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The Human Impact on the Natural Environment: Past, Present, and Future, 7th Edition Andrew S. Goudie 978-1-1185-7658-8 • 496 pp. • Softcover • 2013 The seventh edition of this classic student text explores the multitude of impacts that humans have had over time upon vegetation, animals, soils, water, landforms and the atmosphere. It also looks into the future and considers the ways in which climate changes and modifications in land cover may change the environment in coming decades. Extensively re-written, it contains many new statistical tables, figures, and references. It is essential reading for undergraduates in geography and environmental science, and for those who want a thorough, wide-ranging and balanced overview of the impacts of humans upon natural processes and systems from the Stone Age to the Anthropocene and who wish to understand the major environmental issues that concern the human race at the present time.
GEOGRAPHY Physical Geography
INTRODUCING PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY, 6th Edition
VISUALIZING PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY, 2nd Edition
DISCOVERING PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY, 2nd Edition
Alan H. Strahler, Boston University, USA 978-1-118-39620-9 • 656 pp. • Softcover • 2013 Available with WileyPLUS
Timothy Foresman, University of Maryland Alan H. Strahler, Boston University, USA 978-0-470-62615-3 • 624 pp. • Softcover • 2012 Available with WileyPLUS
Alan F. Arbogast, Michigan State University, USA 978-0-470-52852-5 • 656 pp. • Softcover • 2011 Available with WileyPLUS
Visualizing Physical Geography employs uniquely designed visual pedagogy to help students acquire the skills they need to become better learners. The Second Edition has refined and expanded the visuals using insights from research on student outcomes. The Visualizing approach uses a variety of research-based visuals to engage students so they become active participants in the learning process. Visualizing Physical Geography immerses 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.
Discovering Physical Geography, Second Edition is a comprehensive text that covers all the features of the physical landscape essential to an undergraduate physical geography course. The book is written in a conversational writing style that encourages students to find and appreciate features of physical geography in their everyday environments. This book emphasizes human-environmental interactions central to physical geography and incorporates recent research about interconnected systems and global climate change.
The Sixth Edition of Introducing Physical Geography is known for its clear writing, distinctive photos and illustrations and a strong supplements program. The text continues its tradition as a great book to help non-science readers visualize and understand earth processes and learn the basic language of physical geography. This new edition features an enhanced “Eye on the Landscape” feature and updated data on climate change. NEW TO THIS EDITION • New media including animations and videos. • New photos and illustrations. • Updated data on climate change. • “Eye on the Landscape” feature revised and now more enhanced for students.
NEW TO THIS EDITION • New emphasis on climate change.
The media package for Discovering Physical Geography, Second Edition provides a comprehensive suite of animations, simulations and interactivities that help students comprehend important Earth processes. Vivid images, animations, videos, simulations, assessments and virtual field trips all support the narrative material and enable students to interact with key processes and actively participate in visualizations.
• Expanded coverage of important topics. Throughout, this edition contains new or expanded discussions of important and relevant topics.
key features • Discover… demonstrates how visual clues contained within it can be used to “discover” the character of the landscape or environment.
• Enhanced visuals.
• Visual Concept Check offers a scenario with questions and illustrations to test students’ understanding as they proceed through the chapter.
This is a comprehensive, modern book for today’s physical geography course with current examples, thorough coverage of geographers’ tools and technology, and a visual design that is accessible without sacrificing content.
• New Science Tools feature. • New Where Geographers Click feature. • New Video Explorations feature. • More opportunities for critical thinking in every chapter.
• GeoDiscoveries Modules. Multimedia modules in every chapter explain to students what they can expect to see and learn as they interact with the GeoDiscoveries simulations, animations, and videos on the text’s website. The modules in WileyPLUS also include a variety of self-assessment questions for students.
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GEOGRAPHY Physical Geography
LABORATORY MANUAL FOR PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY, 2nd Edition
THE EU AND NEIGHBORS: A Geography of Europe in the Modern World, 2nd Edition
DRAGONS AND TIGERS: A Geography of South, East, and Southeast Asia, 3rd Edition
Brian W. Blouet, College of William and Mary, USA 978-0-470-94340-3 • 576 pp. • Softcover • 2012
Barbara A. Weightman, University of California at Fullerton, USA 978-0-470-87628-2 • 480 pp. • Softcover • 2011
The text uses the European Union as an organizing focus to examine the geography of the entire continent. With coverage of environment, cultural geography, population, settlement systems, economies, and political geography across the EU, the book also covers Europe on a countryby-country basis, according to each country’s membership in the EU.
Dragons and Tigers: A Geography of South, East, and Southeast Asia, Third Edition explores and illustrates conditions, events, problems, and trends of both larger regions and individual nations. Using a cross-disciplinary approach, the author discusses evolving physical and cultural landscapes. Nature-society relations provide the foundation for social, economic, political, and environmental problems. Dragons and Tigers is the only textbook that covers all three regions— South Asia, East Asia, and Southeast Asia—in one textbook. It is the most comprehensive book on the market about the geography of Asia.
Alan H. Strahler, Boston University, USA Mark Potosnak 978-0-470-95276-4 • 360 pp. • Softcover • 2011 This student-friendly, interactive lab manual presents activities and experiments that enhance students’ ability to both visualize and understand physical geographic topics. In a clear and concise tone, the manual requires students to first apply information they learned and then to critically evaluate the information. Key features • Minimal text. The authors keep descriptive text at a minimum, giving students more time to perform experiments, answer questions and write up lab reports. • Self-contained Lab Units. All pedagogical features are complete for each Unit, including Lab Reports. This helps students focus on the topics learned in that lab.
KEY FEATURES • This book is an entry-level, introductory, systematic, and regional survey of Europe. • The systematic chapters cover the environment, cultural geography, population, settlement systems, economies, and political geography. • The regional chapters examine Europe on a country-by-country basis, with countries grouped in the order they entered the European community.
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GEOGRAPHY Regional Geography
Political, Environmental, Economic and Urban Geography
LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN: A Systematic and Regional Survey, 6th Edition
ECONOMIC GEOGRAPHY: A Contemporary Introduction, 2nd Edition
Brian W. Blouet, College of William and Mary Olwyn M. Blouet, Virginia State University, USA 978-0-470-38773-3 • 480 pp. • Softcover • 2010 Latin America and the Caribbean, Sixth Edition presents a collection of geographical topics written by several contributors who are experts in their respective areas of study. The text has been extensively revised to include an entirely new chapter on the contemporary Latin American City as well as a chapter looking at the area’s evolving economies.
Neil M. Coe Phillip F. Kelly Henry W. C. Yeung 978-0-470-94338-0 • 480 pp. • Softcover • 2013 Following the success of the first edition, Economic Geography, Second Edition continues to offer a breadth of global coverage and present students with the most extensive contemporary research in the field. It does this with an engaging style and clarity of writing that makes complex ideas comprehensible to an undergraduate audience. For this new edition, the overall structure of the book has been modified to better emphasize the conceptual foundations of economic geography as well as to explore the interrelationships between people, identities and economic life.
URBAN GEOGRAPHY, 2nd Edition David Kaplan, Kent State University James O. Wheeler, University of Georgia Steven Holloway, University of Georgia, USA 978-0-471-79815-6 • 512 pp. • Hardcover • 2008 Kaplan’s Urban Geography uncovers the excitement and richness found in cities, while tackling a wide variety of urban challenges. This text offers a comprehensive treatment of urban geography, covering the field both as it has evolved and as it exists today. Furthermore, Urban Geography fully explores the origins and development of cities. Kaplan includes the most current research in urban studies, introduces elements of urban theory and methodology, and addresses the urban experience as a global one.
NEW TO THIS EDITION • New sections, including: Organizing Economic Space; People, Identities and Economic Life; Conceptual Foundations; Making the Spatial Economy. • An entirely new chapter on finance has been added (Chapter 7). • A concluding chapter has been added on economic discourses. • Two existing chapters reworked into four substantially new chapters on Technology, Retail, Clusters and Consumption.
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GEOGRAPHY Landscape Planning and Water Resources
BIOGEOGRAPHY: An Ecological and Evolutionary Approach, 8th Edition C. Barry Cox, Formerly Kings College, London Peter D. Moore, Kings College, London, UK 978-0-470-63794-4 • 506 pp.• Softcover • 2010 Through seven successful editions, and over nearly 40 years, Biogeography: An Ecological and Evolutionary Approach has provided a thorough and comprehensive exploration of the varied scientific disciplines and research that are essential to understanding the subject. The text has been praised for its solid background in historical biogeography and basic biology, that is enhanced and illuminated by discussions of current research.
Biogeography: Introduction to Space, Time, and Life
LANDSCAPE PLANNING: Environmental Applications, 5th Edition
Glen MacDonald, University of California at Los Angeles, USA 978-0-471-24193-5 • 528 pp. • Hardcover • 2003
William M. Marsh, University of Michigan, USA 978-0-470-57081-4 • 528 pp. • Softcover • 2010
Biogeography illustrates how environment, space and time interact to control the largescale distribution of organisms. This book can be used for courses offered in either the geography or biology department. This title includes the key concepts related to the study of vegetation and animal distributions as well as the human impact on these distributions.
This new edition incorporates the exciting changes of the recent years, and presents a thoughtful exploration of the research and controversies that have transformed our understanding of the biogeography of the world. It also clearly identifies the three quite different arenas of biogeographical research: continental biogeography, island biogeography and marine biogeography. It is the only current textbook with full coverage of marine biogeography. It reveals how the patterns of life that we see today have been created by the two great Engines of the Planet - the Geological Engine, plate tectonics, which alters the conditions of life on the planet, and the Biological Engine, evolution, which responds to these changes by creating new forms and patterns of life.
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With its wide variety of topics and up-to-date coverage, Landscape Planning, Fifth Edition is an excellent resource for students in a variety of disciplines, including landscape planning, geography and environmental studies. It focuses on environmental problems associated with land planning, landscape design, and land use. New coverage is included on adaptive planning as an approach necessary to build a sustainable landscape. Greater emphasis is placed on systems and updated case studies are integrated throughout the chapters. This edition also arms the student with a collection of the best management practices, which can be applied in the field.
GEOGRAPHY Landscape Planning and Water Resources
PRINCIPLES OF WATER RESOURCES: History, Development, Management and Policy, 3rd Edition Thomas V. Cech, University of Colorado, USA 978-0-470-13631-7 • 576 pp. • Hardcover • 2010 Principles of Water Resources has been written with the non-technical student in mind. The text integrates a wide variety of water resources topics all under one cover, and breaks down complex topics into short, understandable, and interesting explanations. This new edition presents a comprehensive and timely presentation, covering water history, surface and groundwater hydrology, water law, water use and development, economics, environmental issues, water management, policy, and more. This book is ideally suited for undergraduate and graduate-level water resources courses found in departments of geography, earth sciences, biology, geology, watershed science, natural resources management, environmental studies, wildlife management, soils, biology, fisheries and wildlife, and law.
Geographic Information Systems, Remote Sensing and Techniques
GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS AND SCIENCE, 3rd Edition Paul A. Longley, University College London, UK Mike Goodchild, University of California, USA David J. Maguire, Birmingham City University, UK David W. Rhind, City University, UK 978-0-470-72144-5 • 560 pp. • Softcover • 2011 Effective use of today’s powerful GIS technology requires an understanding of the science of problem solving that underpins it. Since the first edition was published over a decade ago, this book has led the way with its focus on the scientific principles that underpin GIS usage. It has also provided thorough, up-to-date coverage of GIS procedures, techniques and public policy applications. This unique combination of science, technology and practical problem solving has made this book a best-seller across a broad spectrum of disciplines. This fully updated Third Edition continues to deliver on these strengths.
Introducing Geographic Information Systems with ArcGIS: A Workbook Approach to Learning GIS, 3rd Edition Michael D. Kennedy, University of Kentucky, USA 978-1-1181-5980-4 • 672 pp. • Softcover • 2013 An integrated approach that combines essential GIS background with a practical workbook on applying the principles in ArcGIS® 10.0 and 10.1 Introducing Geographic Information Systems with ArcGIS® integrates a broad introduction to GIS with a software-specific workbook for Esri’s ArcGIS®. Where most courses make do using two separate texts, one covering GIS and another the software, this book enables students and instructors to use a single text with an integrated approach covering both in one volume with a common vocabulary and instructional style. This revised edition focuses on the latest software updates—ArcGIS® 10.0 and 10.1. In addition to its already successful coverage, the book allows students to experience publishing maps on the Internet through new exercises, and introduces the idea of programming in the language Esri has chosen for applications (i.e., Python). A DVD is packaged with the book, as in prior editions, containing data for working out all of the exercises. This complete, userfriendly coursebook: • Introduces the central concepts of GIS and topics needed to understand spatial information analysis. • Provides a considerable ability to operate important tools in ArcGIS®. • Demonstrates new capabilities of ArcGIS® 10.0 and 10.1. • Provides a basis for the advanced study of GIS and the study of the newly emerging field of GIScience.
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GEOGRAPHY Geographic Information Systems, Remote Sensing and Techniques
INTRODUCTION TO 3D DATA: Modeling with ArcGIS 3D Analyst and Google Earth K. Heather Kennedy, GIS Planner in the Community Development Department of Contra Costa County, CA, USA 978-0-470-38124-3 • 360 pp. • Softcover • 2009 A user-friendly, self-study workbook, Introduction to 3D Data demystifies the controls and procedures required to render data in three dimensions using software packages such as ArcGIS 3D Analyst, ArcGlobe and Google Earth. Going beyond the manual that comes with the software, this book walks the reader through basic concepts (what is 3D data), progressing to the more advanced (calculating surface area and volume). Illustrated with over 200 screenshots and explanatory line drawings, the book provides a simple, self-paced introduction to using GIS in three dimensions.
Spatial Simulation: Exploring Pattern and Process David O’Sullivan George L. W. Perry 978-1-1199-7079-8 • 336 pp. • Softcover • 2013 A ground-up approach to explaining dynamic social modelling for an interdisciplinary audience. This book provides a practical and accessible account of dynamic spatial modelling, while also equipping readers with a sound conceptual foundation in the subject, and a useful introduction to the wide-ranging literature. It is organised around the idea that a small number of spatial processes underlie the wide variety of dynamic spatial models. Its central focus on three ‘building-blocks’ of dynamic spatial models – forces of attraction and segregation, individual mobile entities, and processes of spread – guides the reader to an understanding of the basis of many of the complicated models found in the research literature. The three building block models are presented in their simplest form and are progressively elaborated and related to real world process that can be represented using them. Introductory chapters cover essential background topics, particularly the relationships between pattern, process and spatiotemporal scale. Additional chapters consider how time and space can be represented in more complicated models, and methods for the analysis and evaluation of models. Finally, the three building block models are woven together in a more elaborate example to show how a complicated model can be assembled from relatively simple components. To aid understanding, more than 50 specific models described in the book are available online at patternandprocess.org for exploration in the freely available Netlogo platform.
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Fundamentals of Geographic Information Systems, 4th Edition Michael N. DeMers, New Mexico State University, USA 978-0-470-12906-7 • 443 pp. • Hardcover • 2009 The Fourth Edition of this well-received text on the principles of geographic information systems (GIS) continues the author’s style of “straight talk” in its presentation and is written to be accessible and easy to follow. Unlike most other GIS texts, this book covers GIS design and modeling, reflecting the belief that modeling and analysis are at the heart of GIS. This approach helps students understand and use GIS technology. new to this edition • New introductory chapter, Spatial Learner’s Permit makes this text even more accessible to students without GIS backgrounds. • More in-depth examination of the underlying computer science behind GIS. • Expanded coverage of the increasingly robust literature on cartographic visualization.
Geology and Earth Science Introductory Geology, Physical Geology, and Environmental Geology
PHYSICAL GEOLOGY: The Science of Earth Chip Fletcher, University of Hawaii, USA 978-0-471-22037-4 • 704 pp. • Softcover • 2011 Available with WileyPLUS Physical Geology: The Science of Earth is a flexible learning tool that equips students with assets and content necessary to understand our planet and the science that drives it. By combining traditional introductory content with unique topics and innovative pedagogy, author Chip Fletcher challenges students to think critically about physical geology and its impact on their lives and the planet. key features • The entire text is offered in two-page segments. Students find the book approachable, succinct, and extremely well organized. • Woven into each page are critical thinking exercises (similar to lab exercises) linked to illustrations and photos. These can all be graded automatically online. • Relevant and provocative global issues, such as peak oil, global warming, drought and water stress, population growth, natural hazards, environmental management, and others are discussed.
GEOSCIENCE LABORATORY, 5th Edition Tom Freeman, University of Missouri, USA 978-0-470-46243-0 • 304 pp. • 2010 This inquiry-based lab manual offers real-world case studies of topical events with activities and Google Earth images appropriate for an introductory geology or physical geology course. Instructors can select individual lab activities from this text in Wiley Custom Select, an online platform that allows you to tailor Wiley lab manuals to your course, and save students money. Visit us online at http://customselect.wiley.com.
Geological Field Techniques Edited by Angela L. Coe 978-1-4443-3062-5 • 336 pp. • Softcover • 2010 The understanding of Earth processes and environments over geological time is highly dependent upon both the experience that can only be gained through doing fieldwork, and the collection of reliable data and appropriate samples in the field. This textbook explains the main data gathering techniques used by geologists in the field and the reasons for these, with emphasis throughout on how to make effective field observations and record these in suitable formats. Equal weight is given to assembling field observations from igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary rock types. There are also substantial chapters on producing a field notebook, collecting structural information, recording fossil data and constructing geological maps. The volume is in a robust and handy size, with colour coded chapters for ease of use and quick reference in the field. Geological Field Techniques is designed for students, amateur enthusiasts and professionals who have a background in geology and wish to collect field data on rocks and geological features. Teaching aspects of this textbook include: • Step-by-step guides to essential practical skills such as using a compass-clinometer, making a geological map and drawing a field sketch. • Tricks of the trade, checklists, flow charts and short worked examples. • Over 200 illustrations of a wide range of field notes, maps and geological features. • Appendices with the commonly used rock description and classification diagrams.
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Geology and Earth Science Introductory Geology, Physical Earth Science Geology, and Environmental Geology and Earth Systems Science
ENVIRONMENTAL GEOLOGY LABORATORY MANUAL, 2nd Edition Tom Freeman, University of Missouri, USA 978-0-470-13632-4 • 2011 This easy-to-use, easy-to-learn-from laboratory manual for environmental geology employs an interactive question-and-answer format that engages the student right from the start of each exercise. Tom Freeman, an award-winning teacher with 30 years experience, takes a developmental approach to learning that emphasizes principles over rote memorization. Instructors can select individual lab activities from this text in Wiley Custom Select, an online platform that allows you to tailor Wiley lab manuals to your course, and save students money. Visit us online at http://customselect.wiley.com. new to this edition • New Color Google Earth™ images of Digital Globe® photography.
THE BLUE PLANET: An Introduction to Earth System Science, 3rd Edition Brian J. Skinner, Yale University, USA Barbara W. Murck, University of Toronto, Canada 978-0-471-23643-6 • 672 pp. • Hardcover • 2011 The Blue Planet: An Introduction to Earth System Science, Third Edition is an innovative text for the earth systems science course. It treats earth science from a systems perspective, now showing the five spheres and how they are interrelated. There are many photos and figures in the text to help students develop a strong understanding of the material presented. This, along with the new media for instructors, makes this a strong text for any earth systems science course.
THE EARTH THROUGH TIME, 10th Edition Harold L. Levin, Emeritus, Washington University, St. Louis, USA 978-1-118-25467-7 • 624 pp. • Softcover • 2013 The Tenth Edition of The Earth Through Time by Harold Levin is an excursion into the Earth’s geologic past that offers more in-depth information and resources about geological materials and processes. This new edition provides many new updates, improved illustrations and end of chapter pedagogy. NEW TO THIS EDITION • Over 100 new photos and illustrations. • 75 new end-of-chapter questions throughout the text. • Revised Geological Time Scale to conform to most recent recommendation of the International Congress on Stratigraphic Nomenclature.
• Color photos of rocks and minerals are organized in galleries that match tables of classification.
• Revised figures: Pathway through the Proterozoic, Pathway through the Paleozoic, Pathway through the Mesozoic, and Pathway through the Cenozoic.
• New Climate Change lab activity!
• Added additional Enrichment Boxes.
• Gulf oil spill now mentioned in the Coastal Processes and Problems activity.
• Added several new sections, including, “A Variety of Paleozoic Living Strategies,” “The Theropod Ancestry of Birds,” “Cenozoic Climates: Warming Then Cooling,” and “What Lies Ahead for Humanity.”
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Geology and Earth Science Historical Geology
HISTORICAL GEOLOGY LAB MANUAL
History of Life, 5th Edition
Pamela J.W. Gore, Georgia Perimeter College, USA 978-1-118-05752-0 • 384 pp. • Softcover • 2013
Richard Cowen 978-0-470-67172-6 • 312 pp. • Softcover • 2013
Pamela Gore’s Historical Geology Lab Manual is a collection of hands-on activities that cover the following topics: rocks and minerals; weathering of rocks and the formation of sediment; sedimentary rocks and structures; depositional sedimentary environments; sand sieve analysis; relative dating; stratigraphy and lithologic correlation; fossils on the Internet; invertebrate macrofossils; microfossils; preservation; biostratigraphy; interpreting geologic history from maps; and more. This lab manual is available in print and digital versions. It can also be customized in Wiley Custom Select. Visit www.customselect.wiley.com to create your own custom lab manual.
This text is designed for students and anyone else with an interest in the history of life on our planet. The author describes the biological evolution of Earth’s organisms, and reconstructs their adaptations to the life they led, and the ecology and environment in which they functioned. On the grand scale, Earth is a constantly changing planet, continually presenting organisms with challenges. Changing geography, climate, atmosphere, oceanic and land environments set a stage in which organisms interact with their environments and one another, with evolutionary change an inevitable result. The organisms themselves in turn can change global environments: oxygen in our atmosphere is all produced by photosynthesis, for example. The interplay between a changing Earth and its evolving organisms is the underlying theme of the book. The book has a dedicated website which explores additional enriching information and discussion, and provides or points to the art for the book and many other images useful for teaching. See: www.wiley.com/go/cowen/historyoflife
INTRODUCTION TO THE STUDY OF DINOSAURS, 2nd Edition Anthony J. Martin, Emory University, USA 978-1-4051-3413-2 • 576 pp. • Softcover • 2006 www.blackwellpublishing.com/dinosaurs This highly accessible introduction to dinosaurs text places scientific method at the crux of the studies, teaching students about scientific research and principles as they learn about dinosaurs. Beginning with foundational chapters on the scientific method and the context of dinosaurs, the text then proceeds with detailed discussions of dinosaur anatomy, taphonomy, evolution, physiology, and ichnology. The book also examines five select clades of dinosaurs, and finishes by covering birds as modern dinosaurs and dinosaur extinctions. Intended for both majors and nonmajors, this textbook balances scientific rigor with real-world examples, which show how dinosaurs lived and died as well as what happened to them after they died. Key Features • High-quality, full-color figures and photographs throughout. • Features end-of-chapter discussion questions, easy reference glossary, new references at the end of each chapter, and high-quality, full color figures and photographs throughout. • Supplemented by a dedicated web page, www.blackwellpublishing.com/dinosaurs with interactive material and all art in downloadable form (art also available to instructors on CD-ROM).
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INTRODUCTION TO GEOCHEMISTRY: Principles and Applications Kula C. Misra, University of Tennessee, USA 978-1-4051-2142-2 • 452 pp. • Softcover • 2012 This book is intended to serve as a text for an introductory course in geochemistry for under graduate/graduate students with at least an elementary–level background in earth sciences, chemistry, and mathematics. The text, containing 83 tables and 181 figures, covers a wide variety of topics—ranging from atomic structure to chemical and isotopic equilibria to modern biogeochemical cycles—which are divided into four interrelated parts: Crystal Chemistry; Chemical Reactions (and biochemical reactions involving bacteria); Isotope Geochemistry (radiogenic and stable isotopes); and The Earth Supersystem, which includes discussions pertinent to the evolution of the solid Earth, the atmosphere, and the hydrosphere.
Geochemistry William M. White 978-0-470-65668-6 • 668 pp. • Softcover • 2013 This book provides a comprehensive introduction to the field of geochemistry. The book first lays out the ‘geochemical toolbox’: the basic principles and techniques of modern geochemistry, beginning with a review of thermodynamics and kinetics as they apply to the Earth and its environs. These basic concepts are then applied to understanding processes in aqueous systems and the behaviour of trace elements in magmatic systems. Subsequent chapters introduce radiogenic and stable isotope geochemistry and illustrate their application to such diverse topics as determining geologic time, ancient climates, and the diets of prehistoric peoples. The focus then broadens to the formation of the solar system, the Earth, and the elements themselves. Then the composition of the Earth itself becomes the topic, examining the composition of the core, the mantle, and the crust and exploring how this structure originated. A final chapter covers organic chemistry, including the origin of fossil fuels and the carbon cycle’s role in controlling Earth’s climate, both in the geologic past and the rapidly changing present. Geochemistry is essential reading for all earth science students, as well as for researchers and applied scientists who require an introduction to the essential theory of geochemistry, and a survey of its applications in the earth and environmental sciences. Additional resources can be found www.wiley.com/go/white/geochemistry
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STRUCTURAL GEOLOGY OF ROCKS AND REGIONS: 3rd Edition George H. Davis, University of Arizona, Tucson Stephen J. Reynolds, Arizona State University, Tempe, USA Charles F. Kluth 978-0-471-15231-6 • 839 pp. • Hardcover • 2012 Structural Geology of Rocks and Regions, Third Edition relates the physical and geometric elegance of geologic structures within the Earth’s crust and the ways in which these structures reflect the nature and origin of crystal deformation through time. The main focus is on applications in regional tectonics, exploration geology, active tectonics and geohydrology. Techniques, experiments, and calculations are described in detail to offer active participation and discovery through laboratory and fieldwork. KEY FEATURES • Uses familiar examples or analogies to explain difficult concepts. • Emphasis on how structural geologists think about deformed rocks. • Completely updated with increased emphasis and focus on: Displacement and Strain; Stress and Strength; and Fault Systems. • Provides an all new Active Tectonics chapter which describes and demonstrates the ways in which major structures and systems of structures are in fact forming today in active tectonic settings. • Presents active tectonic settings as natural laboratories. The Aegean region and Western United states are presented as labs for extensional tectonics; California, New Zealand, and Turkey provide good examples of strike slip; and active thrusting is discussed in the context of the Himalayas, and California.
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STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS AND SYNTHESIS: A Laboratory Course in Structural Geology, 3rd Edition Stephen M. Rowland, University of Nevada Ernest M. Duebendorfer, Northern Arizona University Ilsa M. Schiefelbein, Exxon Mobil Corporation, USA 978-1-4051-1652-7 • 320 pp. • Softcover • 2007 This lab manual is designed to accompany the undergraduate structural geology course. Throughout the book, a geologic map from a mythical site, the Bree Creek Quadrangle, is used to help students analyze various aspects of the geologic structures exposed within this quadrangle, and ultimately to combine these analyses into a grand synthesis. Guided by students’ and instructors’ suggestions, the authors have refined several exercises and added new ones for this Third Edition. KEY FEATURES • A geologic map from a mythical site, the Bree Creek Quadrangle, is used throughout to help students analyze various aspects of geologic structures and ultimately to combine these analyses into a grand synthesis.
STATISTICS AND DATA ANALYSIS IN GEOLOGY, 3rd Edition John C. Davis, Kansas Geological Survey, USA 978-0-471-17275-8 • 656 pp. • Hardcover • 2003 The text that helped define the field presents important methods in the quantitative analysis of geologic data, while showing students how statistics and computing can be applied to commonly encountered problems in the earth sciences.
APPLIED ATMOSPHERIC DYNAMICS Amanda H. Lynch, Monash University, Australia John J. Cassano, University of Colorado, Boulder, USA 978-0-470-86173-8 • 290 pp. • Softcover • 2006 The weather can be a cause of disruption, despair and even danger everywhere around the world at one time or another. Even when benign, it is a source of constant fascination. Applied Atmospheric Dynamics connects this interest with the theoretic underpinnings of fluid dynamics; linking real physical events as diverse as Hurricane Katrina and the strong katabatic winds of Antarctica, with quantitative conceptual models of atmospheric behavior. Assuming only basic calculus, the book provides a physical basis for understanding atmospheric motions around the globe as well as detailing the advances that have led to a greater understanding of weather and climate. The accompanying CD-ROM features color graphics, maps, databases, animations, project materials, as well as weather data tips. An instructor CD-ROM/Resource is also available, containing answers to project problems and tasks, and 3D animations of weather phenomena.
• Includes new and amended exercises, redrafted figures to improve clarity, and a single fold-out sheet showing the map of the Bree Creek Quadrangle.
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GLOBAL WARMING: Understanding the Forecast, 2nd Edition David Archer, University of Chicago, USA 978-0-470-94341-0 • 212 pp. • Softcover • 2012 Based on the author’s highly successful undergraduate course taught at the University of Chicago, Global Warming presents the processes of climate change and climate stability in a brief book suitable for non-science majors. Drawing on examples from a wide range of disciplines, this Second Edition not only summarizes scientific evidence, but also presents economic and political issues related to global warming.
CLIMATE CHANGE: RECONSTRUCTING What the Science Tells Us EARTH’S CLIMATE Charles Fletcher, University of Hawaii, USA HISTORY: Inquiry-Based 978-1-118-05753-7 • 766 pp. • Softcover • 2012 Exercises for Lab Climate Change: What the Science Tells Us is and Class the first real textbook to present the science and policy surrounding climate change at a level appropriate for undergraduate students. His polished writing style makes this an entertaining read while the pedagogical support and organization helps students better identify and understand key concepts, ideas and terms. KEY FEATURES • A current update on climate change with the effects on the environment. • Entire book in 4-color. • Written for an introductory audience. • Accompanying videos, simulations and instructional support.
Kristen St. John, James Madison University R. Mark Leckie, University of Massachusetts Kate Pound, St. Cloud State University Megan Jones, North Hennepin Community College Lawrence Krissek, Ohio State University, USA 978-0-470-65805-5 • 528 pp. • Hardcover • 2011 The context for understanding global climate change today lies in the records of Earth’s past. The purpose of this full-color textbook is to put key data and published case studies of past climate change at students’ fingertips, so that they can experience the nature of paleoclimate reconstruction. Using foundational geologic concepts, students explore a wide variety of topics, including: marine sediments, age determination, stable isotope paleoclimate proxies, Cenozoic climate change, climate cycles, polar climates, and abrupt warming and cooling events. They are invited to evaluate published scientific data, practice developing and testing hypotheses, and infer the broader implications of scientific results. This book is intended for earth science students at a variety of levels studying paleoclimatology, oceanography, Quaternary science, or earth-system science.
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