Stephen Marshak

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

Books by Stephen Marshak

  1. Book CoverEarth Science: The Earth, The Atmosphere, and Space


    Experience Earth Science with fresh eyes!More

  2. Book CoverEarth Structure: An Introduction to Structural Geology and Tectonics

    Second Edition

    The Second Edition of Earth Structure: An Introduction to Structural Geology and Tectonics takes a balanced approach to the subject—emphasizing links between structural features at all scales (microscopic, hand-specimen, outcrop, mountain-range) and deformation processes.More

  3. Book CoverEarth: Portrait of a Planet

    Fifth Edition

    Helping you teach What a Geologist Sees.More

  4. Book CoverEssentials of Geology

    Fifth Edition

    Stephen Marshak’s bestselling text and media make geology easy for students to understand.More

  5. Book CoverGeotours Workbook: A Guide for Exploring Geology using Google Earth

    Second Edition

    The Geotours Workbook is the go-to resource for using Google Earth to explore the fascinating geology of our planet:More

  6. Book CoverLaboratory Manual for Introductory Geology

    Third Edition

    Engaging, hands-on, and visual—the geology manual that helps your students think like a geologist.More