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Erickson, Jon 1948-

Overview
Works: 47 works in 245 publications in 2 languages and 15,914 library holdings
Roles: Author
Classifications: GB5014, 550
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Jon Erickson
Quakes, eruptions, and other geologic cataclysms by Jon Erickson( Book )

10 editions published between 1994 and 2001 in English and held by 1,549 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Disasters include earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, floods, glaciers, meteorite impacts, dust storms, and mass extinctions
Plate tectonics : unraveling the mysteries of the earth by Jon Erickson( Book )

18 editions published between 1992 and 2001 in English and held by 1,438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses plate tectonics, the theory that a number of plates in the earth's crust are constantly in motion
Rock formations and unusual geologic structures : exploring the earth's surface by Jon Erickson( Book )

16 editions published between 1993 and 2001 in English and held by 1,274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A detailed explanation of the forces the created the earth's landscape, including the logistics of continental rift and drift
An introduction to fossils and minerals : seeking clues to the earth's past by Jon Erickson( Book )

8 editions published between 1992 and 2001 in English and held by 1,208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chapters include how fossils form, tracks, trails and footprints, rare and unusual finds, existing evidence of evaluation, rock types and much more
Marine geology : undersea landforms and life forms by Jon Erickson( Book )

4 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 874 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Details on all aspects of oceanography, including the geography of the ocean floor, currents, resources, and lifeforms
Making of the earth : geologic forces that shape our planet by Jon Erickson( Book )

9 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 787 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A text for high school and general readers on the natural and human-made forces that influence the shape of the planet. Topics include arctic, desert, and coastal geography; the formation of continents; erosion; tectonic processes; and mountain ranges, river courses, and unique landforms such as monoliths and arches. Erickson, a geologist in Colorado, is the author of several Facts on Files books on Earth science and geology
Volcanoes and earthquakes by Jon Erickson( Book )

5 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 735 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the creation of the universe, the solar system, and the earth, explains the theory of continental drift, and looks at the causes and effect of earthquakes and volcanoes
Craters, caverns, and canyons : delving beneath the earth's surface by Jon Erickson( Book )

5 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 723 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Starting with the Earth's early history when the planet was bombarded by asteroids and comets, geologist Jon Erickson details historic impacts and their geologic aftereffects, from disastrous earthquakes and volcanoes to the possible cause of dinosaur extinction. Erickson examines the formation of caves and caverns - including ice caves, limestone caves and natural bridges - as well as the formation of the Earth's major basins
Violent storms by Jon Erickson( Book )

13 editions published between 1988 and 1998 in English and Spanish and held by 721 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Addition to a description of the nature & causes of storms, the author gives a general introduction to weather & such topics as the greenhouse effect & acid rain
Glacial geology : how ice shapes the land by Jon Erickson( Book )

4 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 644 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Though perhaps less frightening than earthquakes or volcanoes, ice is no less powerful a geologic force. What to most seems an occassional drivinghazard or sidewalk nuisance has at times in the Earth's history affected global weather conditions and brought about massive evolutionary change. In this book, the latest volume in the Changing Earth series, Erickson explains just how fortunate we are to live between ice ages
Ice ages : past and future by Jon Erickson( Book )

9 editions published between 1990 and 1992 in English and Spanish and held by 587 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers a compelling chronicle of the great ice ages
Dying planet : the extinction of species by Jon Erickson( Book )

15 editions published between 1991 and 1998 in English and Spanish and held by 574 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What we need to know on a personal and societal level to reverse current trends for our planet
A history of life on earth : understanding our planet's past by Jon Erickson( Book )

3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 447 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charts the changes over the past 4 billion years that have brought the Earth from one vast sea to the current crop of seven continents
Greenhouse earth : tomorrow's disaster today by Jon Erickson( Book )

17 editions published between 1990 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines greenhouse effect with supporting information on deforestation, melting ice caps, global warming and other areas of concern
Environmental geology : facing the challenges of our changing earth by Jon Erickson( Book )

5 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This reference text is suitable for high school students studying geology and Earth sciences, as well as general readers. It covers the basic balance of nature; environmental degradation; climate change; hydrologic activity; coastal processes; tectonic hazards; erosion and slides; desertification; natural resources; and land use. Nicely chosen but fuzzy b & w photographs throughout, as well as line drawings and maps
Lost creatures of the earth : mass extinction in the history of life by Jon Erickson( Book )

5 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In one of his many books of popular science, Colorado-based geologist Erickson outlines the processes and history of evolution, then surveys the several mass extinctions of species, speculates on their causes, and explains their impact on subsequent evolution
The human volcano : population growth as geologic force by Jon Erickson( Book )

3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the effects of population growth on the environment
Marine geology : exploring the new frontiers of the ocean by Jon Erickson( Book )

11 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Facts On File's new The Living Earth series is a collection of accessible, lavishly illustrated reference books on geology and Earth science topics designed for high school students, researchers, teachers, and general readers. Jon Erickson, a geologist and accomplished geology and Earth science writer, offers an authoritative yet lively text that is complemented by a wealth of illustrations and photographs that portray the geologic wonders of our planet. Marine Geology: Exploring the New Frontiers of the Ocean is a fascinating examination of the intricate role oceans and water play in the origin and development of the universe. Substantially updated since it was first published nearly a decade ago, this revised edition features information on: coastal geology. the oceanic crust. oceanic currents. resources of the ocean. seabed formations. undersea mountains and chasms. underwater volcanoes. the world's oceans. Marine Geology includes an extensive index, a glossary of terms (many of which have pronunciation guides) to help readers better understand the vocabulary of marine geology, and a bibliography of current sources for further research. The Living Earth series is an indispensable resource for students and general readers who are just beginning their study of the Earth and for more advanced researchers seeking in-depth information
Historical geology : understanding our planet's past by Jon Erickson( Book )

5 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides up-to-date and expanded coverage of the metamorphic span of Earth's history as told through fossils, rocks and species, from the very origins of the planet to the current Holocene interglacial period Annotation. Covering the metamorphic span of Earth's history as told through its fossils, rocks, and species, this book chronicles the emergence of each successive group of plants and animals. Chapters are organized according to the different geologic time periods, from the origins of the planet to the current Holocene interglacial period. An introduction details basic geological concepts, and black and white illustrations are featured throughout. Erickson is a geologist
Asteroids, comets, and meteorites : cosmic invaders of the earth by Jon Erickson( Book )

6 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The impact event that led to the extinction of the dinosaurs was not an isolated occurrence, for, as the foreword writer reminds us, a near-miss with an asteroid occurred in 1996. Erickson, an independent Colorado-based geologist, provides students beginning to study the Earth sciences and general readers with a lucid introduction to the bearers of such planetary impacts and their ongoing role in shaping our solar system. The book features numerous b & w illustrations, including recent photos taken from spacecraft, and a glossary with a pronunciation guide
 
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Quakes, eruptions, and other geologic cataclysms
Alternative Names
Erickson, J.

Erickson, Jon

Erickson, Jon S. 1948-

Languages
English (146)

Spanish (24)

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Plate tectonics : unraveling the mysteries of the earthRock formations and unusual geologic structures : exploring the earth's surfaceAn introduction to fossils and minerals : seeking clues to the earth's pastMarine geology : undersea landforms and life formsMaking of the earth : geologic forces that shape our planetCraters, caverns, and canyons : delving beneath the earth's surfaceGlacial geology : how ice shapes the landA history of life on earth : understanding our planet's past