Earth: Portrait of a Planet

Earth: Portrait of a Planet Author(s): Stephen Marshak

Difference between 5th and 4th editions
Side by side comparison of table of contents helps to figure out the most significant changes.

Key differences between 5th and 4th editions

  • Time lapse between previous and current publications: 4 years (2011 vs 2015).
  • Earth: Portrait of a Planet was originally published in 2002.
  • The Fifth edition incorporates latest research discoveries in geology and presents new animations developed by Alex Glass.
  • Added coverage on important, contemporary topics in the Fifth Ed:
    • Latest revisions to the geologic time scale, new illustration demonstrating the history of Earth (Ch.13)
    • Environmental impacts of hydraulic fracturing and use of shale gas and shale oil
    • Latest data from the EarthScope project
    • Data from the latest IPCC report climate change
    • Recent disasters hurricane Sunday, Super Typhoon Yolanda in the Philippine, 2014 Oso mudslide in Washington, 2011 Tohoku Tsunami in Japan.
    • Geology practical applications
5th Edition of
Earth: Portrait of a Planet
Loose Leaf, 984 pages
ISBN-10: 039390640X
ISBN-13: 9780393906400
Published by: W. W. Norton & Company, February 01, 2015
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$70.00
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Paperback, 984 pages
ISBN-10: 039393750X
ISBN-13: 9780393937503
Published by: W. W. Norton & Company, January 05, 2015
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$120.82
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4th Edition of
Earth: Portrait of a Planet
Paperback, 992 pages
ISBN-10: 0393935183
ISBN-13: 9780393935189
Published by: W. W. Norton & Company, October 17, 2011
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3rd Edition of
Earth: Portrait of a Planet
Paperback, 880 pages
ISBN-10: 039393036X
ISBN-13: 9780393930368
Published by: W. W. Norton & Company, October 25, 2007
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$52.97
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Paperback
  • The new 5th edition costs $49.29 more then used book.
  • 4th edition is $63.58 cheaper then the 5th edition.



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