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Geography, Geology & Earth Science 2013

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Media Library reinforces core concepts in our Geosciences titles! Wiley’s robust library of over 200 animations, activities and videos are now located on one easy-to-use website, the Media Library. Instructors and students can access this resource by visiting the book companion website for any Wiley Geography, Geology or Earth Science title. Or you can access the Media Library at: You’ll find the following resources to enrich your course:

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 “cached� and categorized along core concepts of geography. Access the images or submit your own at:

Global concepts. Local examples.

GEOSCIENCES HOT TOPICS The Wiley Geosciences Hot Topics site includes timely discussion ideas, teaching suggestions and GoogleEarth™ activities written by our authors and content experts. Bookmark the site and sign up to receive weekly email updates with current content and activities. Here’s a sampling of the recent posts you can access now: • Living Lectures • Latitude by the Glass • Tortilla Curtain • Geography Directions: Remembering See for yourself how the Wiley Geosciences Hot Topics site can help you enhance classroom discussion, introduce relevant examples and bring currency to your course. • 7

GEOGRAPHY World Regional Geography

THE WORLD TODAY: Concepts and Regions in Geography, 6th Edition

GEOGRAPHY: Realms, Regions and Concepts, 15th Edition


H.J. de Blij, Michigan State University Peter O. Muller, University of Miami Jan Nijman, University of Miami 978-1-118-41159-9 • 528 pp. • Softcover • 2013 Available with WileyPLUS

H. J. de Blij, Michigan State University Peter O. Muller, University of Miami Jan Nijman, University of Miami 978-1-118-09360-3 • 384 pp. • Hardcover • 2012 Available with WileyPLUS

National Geographic Society 978-0-470-88887-2 • Softcover • 2010

This latest edition of The World Today reflects the authors’ continuing commitment to bring readers their geographic perspectives on a fast-changing world and its dynamic regional components. Since the previous edition, the author team has spent much time traveling, researching, and lecturing in all 12 realms as well as in dozens of countries around the globe, allowing first-hand contact with the most current developments.

The Fifteenth Edition maintains the quality you’ve come to expect from the foremost author team in geography. It continues to showcase authoritative content, outstanding cartography, currency, and flexibility in a technology-rich package. Joining the author team in this edition is Jan Nijman, Professor of Geography and Regional Studies at the University of Amsterdam, Professor Emeritus at the University of Miami, and a member of the National Geographic Society’s Committee for Research and Exploration. Professor Nijman worked together with the senior authors to bring these enhancements to the new edition.

NEW TO THIS EDITION • New sections that explain the fundamental issues and that profile the countries most at risk. • New material on the housing crisis and foreclosures. • New material is introduced on the predicament of small-island developing economies that prevail in the Caribbean Basin. • New photos, maps, and field notes, as well as new text on Indian Ocean geopolitics, gender issues, demographic concerns, India’s economic rise, and Pakistan’s challenges.

NEW TO THIS EDITION • New Organization: Chapters are now divided into A/B sections. Within each chapter, Part A, Defining the Realm, examines developments that unfold across the entire realm or major parts of it. In Part B, Regions of the Realm, the authors explore the regions within the realms to view developments at a finer resolution and examine the role of individual states and national cultures. • New and updated content incorporated into the narrative of every chapter. Chapters 8A and 8B (South Asia), for example, now discuss recent developments in the cultural and religious conflict between Pakistan and India, as well as a more detailed discussion of economic growth and effects of globalization in South Asia. • New “Voice From the Region” feature, in every chapter. Each essay showcases the local perspective of an individual who resides in the realm. • Many new photographs and field notes, taken by co-author Jan Nijman while doing fieldwork. • New BBC videos, which can be used as lecture-launchers in class.

8 • Wiley Geography, Geology & Earth Science Catalog 2011 State-of-the-art cartographic technology plus award-winning design and content make this affordable, compact yet comprehensive atlas the ultimate resource for your students. Thematic maps present 25 global themes, along with timely topics.

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC EARTHPULSE, 2nd Edition National Geographic Society 978-0-470-94831-6 • 120 pp. • Softcover • 2010 An annual visual report on global trends, EarthPulse highlights movements affecting and influencing our global society. Featuring full-color imagery and National Geographic photographs, EarthPulse takes you on a journey of discovery covering a range of topics.

Package the National Geographic College Atlas or EarthPulse with any Wiley Geography text at a reduced price for students. Contact your Wiley representative for ordering information.

GEOGRAPHY Human Geography



Michael Kuby, Arizona State University John Harner, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs Patricia Gober, Arizona State University 978-1-118-42257-1 • 560 pp. • Softcover • 2013 Available with WileyPLUS

Alyson Greiner 978-0-471-72491-9 • 464 pp. • Softcover • 2011 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. 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. • Highlights the tools and technology geographers use, with thoughtful discussions of their uses and applications.

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 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. • All maps in the book have been revised to reflect 2010 Census data (data in the previous edition was from the 2000 Census). • 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.

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GEOGRAPHY Physical Geography




Alan H. Strahler, Boston University 978-1-118-39620-9 • 656 pp. • Softcover • 2013 Available with WileyPLUS

Timothy Foresman, University of Maryland Alan H. Strahler, Boston University 978-0-470-62615-3 • 624 pp. • Softcover • 2012 Available with WileyPLUS

Alan F. Arbogast, Michigan State University 978-0-470-52852-5 • 656 pp. • Softcover • 2011 Available with WileyPLUS 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. 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. 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 TO THIS EDITION • New emphasis on climate change. • Expanded coverage of important topics. Throughout, this edition contains new or expanded discussions of important and relevant topics. • Enhanced visuals. • New Science Tools feature. • New Where Geographers Click feature. • New Video Explorations feature. • More opportunities for critical thinking in every chapter.

10 • Wiley Geography, Geology & Earth Science Catalog 2013 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 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. key features • Discover… demonstrates how visual clues contained within it can be used to “discover” the character of the landscape or environment. • Visual Concept Check offers a scenario with questions and illustrations to test students’ understanding as they proceed through the 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.

GEOGRAPHY Physical Geography

LABORATORY MANUAL FOR PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY, 2nd Edition Alan H. Strahler, Boston University 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.

Regional Geography

PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY: Science and Systems of the Human Environment, 3rd Edition

THE EU AND NEIGHBORS: A Geography of Europe in the Modern World, 2nd Edition

Alan H. Strahler, Boston University 978-0-471-48053-2 • 816 pp. • Hardcover • 2005

Brian W. Blouet, College of William and Mary 978-0-470-94340-3 • 576 pp. • Softcover • 2012

A comprehensive fully integrated, systemsbased approach to physical geography, Strahler’s highly successful text is considered the standard for an undergraduate two-semester course in physical geography. The text’s accurate and comprehensive coverage provides both the breadth and depth necessary to appreciate how humans are changing, and are changed by, the Earth. 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. 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. • 11

GEOGRAPHY Regional Geography

REDISCOVERING THE GOLDEN STATE: California Geography, 3rd Edition

DRAGONS AND TIGERS: A Geography of South, East, and Southeast Asia, 3rd Edition

William A. Selby, Santa Monica College 978-1-118-45204-2 • 520 pp. • Softcover • 2013

Barbara A. Weightman, University of California at Fullerton 978-0-470-87628-2 • 480 pp. • Softcover • 2011

In Rediscovering the Golden State: California Geography, Third Edition, William Selby takes you on a whirlwind tour through the incredible diversity, changes, and surprises that help define this incredible state. Throughout the book, you’ll explore thought-provoking facts, and compelling stories, modern problems and solutions, and some of the latest developments and trends that are defining California today. NEW TO THIS EDITION • More colorful photos and figures to better illustrate important concepts and highlight important places. • Refreshing updates showing recent changes and visions of the future California. 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.

• E-Textbook or hard copy option. • Access to the web page project “Visualizing California,” including other links to new data and geospatial technologies.

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LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN: A Systematic and Regional Survey, 6th Edition Brian W. Blouet, College of William and Mary Olwyn M. Blouet, Virginia State University 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.

GEOGRAPHY Regional Geography

Political, Environmental, Economic and Urban Geography


ECONOMIC GEOGRAPHY: A Contemporary Introduction, 2nd Edition

Stephen S. Birdsall, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Eugene Palka, United States Military Academy at West Point Jon Malinowski, United States Military Academy at West Point Margo L. Price, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 978-0-470-09826-4 • 416 pp. • Hardcover • 2009

Neil M. Coe Phillip F. Kelly Henry W. C. Yeung 978-0-470-94338-0 • 480 pp. • Softcover • 2013

Regional Landscapes of the United States and Canada presents conceptual insights and interpretations, along with thought-provoking perspectives on North America’s land and people. This text features a regional framework that emphasizes the characteristics and features of each region. 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 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. • 13

GEOGRAPHY Political, Environmental, Economic and Urban Geography

ENVIRONMENTAL GEOGRAPHY: Science, Land Use, and Earth Systems, 3rd Edition William M. Marsh, University of British Columbia John Grossa Jr., Central Michigan University 978-0-471-48280-2 • 528 pp. • Hardcover • 2005 Environmental Geography combines traditional physical geography with a consideration of humanrelated environmental issues. This unique text emphasizes physical processes and systems, using the tools of geography, such as maps, to convey information.

POLITICAL GEOGRAPHY, 3rd Edition Martin Ira Glassner, Southern Connecticut State University Chuck Fahrer, Georgia College & State University 978-0-471-35266-2 • 640 pp. • Hardcover • 2004 This text illustrates traditional approaches to the field with case studies, maps, graphs, and photographs as well as a comprehensive bibliography. Major topics include states and nations, territory, and core-periphery relationships; first-order civil division and autonomous regions; electoral geography; imperialism, colonialism and decolonization; geopolitics and conflict; economic integration, trade flows and supranationalism; Law of the Sea, Antarctica and outer space; and population, migration, food, and the environment.

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EXPLOITATION CONSERVATION PRESERVATION: A Geographic Perspective on Natural Resource Use, 4th Edition Susan L. Cutter, University of South Carolina William H. Renwick, Miami University, Ohio 978-0-471-15225-5 • 400 pp. • Hardcover • 2004 This text examines the dynamic interplay among the physical, economic, social, and political forces impacting the major natural resource issues of today’s world. Written by authors with contrasting scientific and philosophical views, it presents a wide range of opinions and interpretations of these issues that results in a balanced review and solid basis for discussion.

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 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.

Biogeography: Introduction to Space, Time, and Life

LANDSCAPE PLANNING: Environmental Applications, 5th Edition

Glen MacDonald, University of California at Los Angeles 978-0-471-24193-5 • 528 pp. • Hardcover • 2003

William M. Marsh, University of Michigan 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. 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. • 15

GEOGRAPHY Landscape Planning and Water Resources

PRINCIPLES OF WATER RESOURCES: History, Development, Management and Policy, 3rd Edition

Geographic Information Systems, Remote Sensing and Techniques


Thomas V. Cech, University of Colorado 978-0-470-13631-7 • 576 pp. • Hardcover • 2010

Paul A. Longley, University College London Mike Goodchild, University of California David J. Maguire, Birmingham City University, UK David W. Rhind, City University 978-0-470-72144-5 • 560 pp. • Softcover • 2011

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.

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.

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INTRODUCING GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS WITH ArcGIS: A Workbook Approach to Learning GIS, 2nd Edition Michael Kennedy, University of Kentucky 978-0-470-39817-3 • 624 pp. • Softcover • 2009 Geographic Information Systems are the combined hardware and software tools used for collecting, storing, and analyzing information that is spatially referenced to the Earth. Unique in that it integrates a broad introduction to GIS with a software-specific workbook for ESRI’s ArcGIS, this book provides instructors with a single integrated text instead of the traditional two. Written by an author with over 30 years of experience writing software manuals, this book is easy to read, interesting, and at times, funny, while being totally up to date with the latest ArcGIS release. Updated coverage includes webgis, shapefiles, and geodatabases. The new edition also sports new easy-to-use navigation and project-oriented exercises that allow the student to learn skills as needed.

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 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.

REMOTE SENSING AND Fundamentals IMAGE INTERPRETATION, of Geographic 6th Edition Information Systems, Thomas Lillesand, University of Wisconsin, 4th Edition Madison Ralph W. Kiefer, University of Wisconsin, Madison Jonathan Chipman, University of Wisconsin, Madison 978-0-470-05245-7 • 804 pp. • Hardcover • 2008

From recent developments in digital image processing to the next generation of satellite systems, the Sixth Edition of this comprehensive text introduces students to the latest developments in the exciting field of remote sensing and image interpretation. The text examines the basics of analog image analysis while placing greater emphasis on digitally based systems and analysis techniques. The presentation is discipline neutral, so students in any field of study can gain a clear understanding of these systems and their virtually unlimited applications.

Michael N. DeMers, New Mexico State University 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. • 17

Geology and Earth Science Introductory Geology, Physical Geology, and Environmental Geology


PHYSICAL GEOLOGY: The Science of Earth

Barbara W. Murck, University of Toronto Brian J. Skinner, Yale University 978-1-118-12986-9 • 592 pp. • Softcover • 2012 Available with WileyPLUS

Chip Fletcher, University of Hawaii 978-0-471-22037-4 • 704 pp. • Softcover • 2011 Available with WileyPLUS Visualizing Geology, Third Edition 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. This is a comprehensive, modern book for today’s introductory geology course with current examples, thorough coverage of technology, and a visual design that is accessible without sacrificing content. NEW TO THIS EDITION • New Chapter on Earth’s climates. • Enhanced visuals and pedagogy. 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.

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GEOSCIENCE LABORATORY, 5th Edition Tom Freeman, University of Missouri 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

Geology and Earth Science Introductory Geology, Physical Geology, and Environmental Geology Earth Science and Earth Systems Science

ENVIRONMENTAL GEOLOGY LABORATORY MANUAL, 2nd Edition Tom Freeman, University of Missouri 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 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 Barbara W. Murck, University of Toronto 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.

VISUALIZING EARTH SCIENCE Zeeya Merali Brian J. Skinner, Yale University 978-0-471-74705-5 • 582 pp. • Softcover • 2009 Visualizing Earth Science integrates visuals and maps from National Geographic to provide undergraduate students with an overview of earth science. key features • Robust media and supplements package, including National Geographic videos. • Effective Wiley Visualizing pedagogy; proven success and improved student performance.

• Color photos of rocks and minerals are organized in galleries that match tables of classification. • New Climate Change lab activity!  • Gulf oil spill now mentioned in the Coastal Processes and Problems activity. • 19

Geology and Earth Science Historical Geology




Harold L. Levin, Emeritus, Washington University, St. Louis 978-1-118-25467-7 • 624 pp. • Softcover • 2013

Pamela J.W. Gore, Georgia Perimeter College 978-1-118-05752-0 • 384 pp. • Softcover • 2013

Loren E. Babcock, Ohio State University 978-0-471-72490-2 • 480 pp. • Softcover • 2009

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 to create your own custom lab manual.

Visualizing Earth History integrates artwork and images from National Geographic and other rich visuals to provide a broad overview of earth history. Author Loren Babock explores Earth’s history as a series of interrelated processes that continue to have significant outcomes for humans and other living things. 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. • Revised figures: Pathway through the Proterozoic, Pathway through the Paleozoic, Pathway through the Mesozoic, and Pathway through the Cenozoic. • Added additional Enrichment Boxes. • 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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key features • Robust media and supplements package, including National Geographic videos. • Effective Wiley Visualizing pedagogy; proven success and improved student performance.

Package Gore’s Historical Geology Lab Manual with Visualizing Earth History at a reduced cost for students. Contact your Wiley representative for ordering information.

Geology and Earth Science Historical Geology

Advanced Geology


INTRODUCTION TO GEOCHEMISTRY: Principles and Applications

Anthony J. Martin, Emory University 978-1-4051-3413-2 • 576 pp. • Softcover • 2006

Kula C. Misra, University of Tennessee 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 undergraduate/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.

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.

MANUAL OF MINERAL SCIENCE, 23rd Edition Cornelis Klein, The University of New Mexico Barbara Dutrow, Louisiana State University 978-0-471-72157-4 • 716 pp. • Hardcover • 2008 First published in 1848, authored by J.D. Dana, the Manual of Mineral Science is the standard textbook in Mineralogy/Mineral Science/Earth Materials/Rocks and Minerals courses. 

Lab Manual: ISBN13: 978-0-471-77277-4 The thoroughly updated Laboratory Manual: Minerals and Rocks: Exercises in Crystal and Mineral Chemistry, Crystallography, X-ray Powder Diffraction, Mineral and Rock Identification, and Ore Mineralogy, Third Edition, is for use in the mineralogy laboratory and covers the subject matter in the same sequence as the Manual of Mineral Science, 23rd Edition.

Package the Manual of Mineral Science Lab Manual with the text at a reduced cost for students. Contact your Wiley representative for ordering information.

• 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,, with interactive material and all art in downloadable form (art also available to instructors on CD-ROM). • 21

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STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS STRUCTURAL GEOLOGY OF ROCKS AND REGIONS: AND SYNTHESIS: A Laboratory Course 3rd Edition George H. Davis, University of Arizona, Tucson in Structural Geology, Stephen J. Reynolds, Arizona State University, 3rd Edition Tempe 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.

Stephen M. Rowland, University of Nevada Ernest M. Duebendorfer, Northern Arizona University Ilsa M. Schiefelbein, Exxon Mobil Corporation 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. • Includes new and amended exercises, redrafted figures to improve clarity, and a single fold-out sheet showing the map of the Bree Creek Quadrangle.

Package Structural Analysis and Synthesis with Structural Geology of Rocks and Regions, 3rd Edition text at a reduced cost for students. Contact your Wiley representative for ordering information.

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GLOBAL TECTONICS, 3rd Edition Philip Kearey, Bristol University, UK Keith A. Klepeis, University of Vermont Frederick J. Vine, Emeritus Professor, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK 978-1-4051-0777-8 • 496 pp. • Softcover • 2009 The third edition of this widely acclaimed textbook provides a comprehensive introduction to all aspects of global tectonics. Revisions to this new edition reflect the most significant recent advances in the field, providing a thorough, accessible, and up-to-date text. Combining a historical approach with process science, Global Tectonics provides a careful balance between geological and geophysical material in both continental and oceanic regimes. Written in an engaging style, this important text is an essential reference for undergraduates and graduate students who have a basic introduction in the geosciences.

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Bruce Anderson, Boston University Alan H. Strahler, Boston University 978-0-470-14775-7 • 500 pp. • Softcover • 2009

Amanda H. Lynch, Monash University, Australia John J. Cassano, University of Colorado, Boulder 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.

Gary Nichols, University of London, UK 978-1-4051-3592-4 • 432 pp. • Softcover • 2009 This book introduces the reader to sedimentology and stratigraphic principles, and provides tools for the interpretation of sediments and sedimentary rocks. The processes of formation, transport and deposition of sediment are considered and then applied to develop conceptual models for the full range of sedimentary environments, from deserts to deep seas and reefs to rivers.

Visualizing Weather and Climate offers students a valuable opportunity to identify and connect the central issues of weather, climate, and the atmosphere through a visual approach. The text is organized around the premise that weather and climate are two interrelated and equally important influences upon environmental processes and human activity. As students explore the critical topics of weather and climate, their study of the role of the atmosphere is interwoven with the behavior of the oceans, land surfaces, ecosystems, and human activity.

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.

John C. Davis, Kansas Geological Survey 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. • 23

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Global Warming and Climate Change


GLOBAL WARMING: Understanding the Forecast, 2nd Edition

Jonathan E. Martin, University of Wisconsin, Madison 978-0-470-86465-4 • 336 pp. • Softcover • 2006 This text provides a mathematically rigorous yet accessible textbook that is primarily aimed at atmospheric science majors. Its accessibility is due to the text’s emphasis on conceptual understanding. The first five chapters constitute a companion text to introductory courses covering the dynamics of the mid-latitude atmosphere. The final four chapters constitute a more advanced course, and provide insights into the diagnostic power of the quasi-geostrophic approximation of the equations outlined in the previous chapters, the meso-scale dynamics of the frontal zone, the alternative PV perspective for cyclone interpretation, and the dynamics of the life-cycle of mid-latitude cyclones.

David Archer, University of Chicago 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.

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CLIMATE CHANGE: What the Science Tells Us Charles Fletcher, University of Hawaii 978-1-118-05753-7 • 766 pp. • Softcover • 2012 Climate Change: What the Science Tells Us is 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.

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RECONSTRUCTING EARTH’S CLIMATE HISTORY: Inquiry-Based Exercises for Lab and Class 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 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.

CLIMATE CHANGE: Causes, Effects and Solutions John T. Hardy, Huxley College of the Environment, Western Washington University 978-0-470-85019-0 • 260 pp. • Softcover • 2003 Human-induced climate change is a serious concern, drawing increasing attention from the media, policy makers and citizens around the world. This comprehensive and thought-provoking volume explains in easily understandable language the potential effects of climate change on our planet and our lives. Climate Change: Causes, Effects and Solutions examines the latest scientific findings without any advanced technical knowledge. It goes beyond a description of changes in the physical environment to consider the broader issues of ecological, economic and human effects of climate change

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. • 25

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