With authoritative and detailed coverage, Skinner and Porter address all key areas of physical geology, as well as recent events that have shaped our world. The new edition is updated to address the latest in geoscientific research, theory, and knowledge.
Emphasis on the unifying themes of physical geology
Expands the earth systems science viewpoint of previous editions
Introduces readers to remote sensing, global positioning systems, and other tools
Exciting, first-hand accounts from the field relate geology to everyday life experiences
Includes a GeoDiscoveries CD with an interactive globe, animations, videos, and more
New edition of a compelling textbook. Skinner & Porter (Yale U. & U. of Washing) have written to non-major college students and general readers. Math demands are light or absent. Illustrations are lucid drawings and good photos--all in color and very abundant. Uncommon hybrid: a textbook for the coffee table. Deserves better than a paper cover. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)