Stephen Marshak

Stephen Marshak is a Professor Emeritus of Geology at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, where he taught for 35 years.  During this time, he also served as Head of the Department of Geology and as Director of the School of Earth, Society, & Environment.  Steve holds an A.B. from Cornell University, an M.S. from the University of Arizona, and a Ph.D. from Columbia University all in geology.  His research interests in structural geology and tectonics have taken him in the field on several continents.  Steve, a Fellow of the Geological Society of America, has won the highest teaching awards at both the college and campus levels at the University of Illinois, and has also received a Neil Miner Award from the National Association of Geoscience Teachers for “exceptional contributions to the stimulation of interest in the Earth Sciences.”  In addition to research papers and Earth: Portrait of a Planet, Essentials of Geology, Earth Science, and Laboratory Manual for Introductory Geology, he has co-authored 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 CoverEarth: Portrait of a Planet

    Sixth Edition

    The most dynamic, hands-on introduction to physical geology.More

  5. Book CoverEssentials of Geology

    Fifth Edition

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

  6. 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

  7. 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