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Erickson, Jon 1948-

Overview
Works: 48 works in 255 publications in 2 languages and 16,348 library holdings
Roles: Author, Editor
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 1,526 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 1,426 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 1,265 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 )

7 editions published between 1992 and 2001 in English and held by 1,196 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 869 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 784 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 731 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 717 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 711 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 639 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 585 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers a compelling chronicle of the great ice ages
Housing the homeless( Book )

8 editions published between 1986 and 1989 in English and held by 571 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Homelessness has become a lasting issue of vital social concern. As the number of the homeless has grown, the complexity of the issue has become increasingly clear to researchers and private and public service providers. The plight of the homeless raises many ethical, anthropological, political, sociological, and public health questions. The most serious and perplexing of these questions is what steps private, charitable, and public organizations can take to alleviate and eventually solve the problem. The concept of homelessness is difficult to define and measure. Generally, persons are thought to be homeless if they have no permanent residence and seek security, rest, and protection from the elements. The homeless typically live in areas that are not designed to be shelters (e.g., parks, bus terminals, under bridges, in cars), occupy structures without permission (e.g., squatters), or are provided emergency shelter by a public or private agency. Some definitions of homelessness include persons living on a short-term basis in single-room-occupancy hotels or motels, or temporarily residing in social or health-service facilities without a permanent address. Housing the Homeless is a collection of case studies that bring together a variety of perspectives to help develop a clear understanding of the homelessness problem. The editors include information on the background and politics of the problem and descriptions of the current homeless population. The book concludes with a resource section, which highlights governmental policies and programs established to deal with the problem of homelessness."--Publisher
Dying planet : the extinction of species by Jon Erickson( Book )

16 editions published between 1983 and 1998 in English and Spanish and held by 567 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 442 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 )

18 editions published between 1990 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 432 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 398 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 393 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 383 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
 
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Quakes, eruptions, and other geologic cataclysms
Alternative Names
Erickson, J.

Erickson, Jon

Erickson, Jon S. 1948-

Languages
English (148)

Spanish (25)

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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 landHousing the homeless