Professor Michael E. Wysession, Ph.D.

Professor Michael E. Wysession
  • Washington University in St. Louis
  • Northwestern University
Earth is an amazing and wondrous planet. Learning more about it gives us new eyes that increases our ability to appreciate its beauty and complexity.
Dr. Michael E. Wysession is the Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis. Professor Wysession earned his Sc.B. in Geophysics from Brown University and his Ph.D. from Northwestern University. An established leader in seismology and geophysical education, Professor Wysession is noted for his development of a new way to create three-dimensional images of Earth's interior from seismic waves. These images have provided scientists with insights into the makeup of Earth and its evolution throughout history. Professor Wysession is the coauthor of An Introduction to Seismology, Earthquakes, and Earth Structure; the lead author of Physical Science: Concepts in Action; and the primary writer for the texts Earth Science, Earth's Interior, Earth's Changing Surface, and Earth's Waters. Professor Wysession received a Science and Engineering Fellowship from the David and Lucille Packard Foundation, a National Science Foundation Presidential Faculty Fellowship, and fellowships from the Kemper and Lily Foundations. He has received the Innovation Award of the St. Louis Science Academy and the Distinguished Faculty Award of Washington University. In 2005, Professor Wysession had a Distinguished Lectureship with the Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology and the Seismological Society of America. In 2014, Wysession received the inaugural Ambassador Award of the American Geophysical Union.
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"Professor Wysession's approach to teaching geology, as demonstrated in this course, is simply impressive. It kept me enthralled throughout."

 

"Profession Wysession is a superb presenter, clearly excited about and at home with his subject matter, and his briskly paced, clearly explained lectures are beautifully enhanced with appropriate visuals."

 

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53 Courses and Sets

  1. (Set) Oceanography: Exploring Earth's Final Wilderness & How the Earth Works  Set

    (Set) Oceanography: Exploring Earth's Final Wilderness & How the Earth Works

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $759.90 Starting at $759.90 $894.90 $759.90$894.90
    Learn more than you ever imagined about the myriad workings of our planet with this fascinating, richly illustrated two-course set. First, embark on a scientific expedition of the ocean's many mysteries—from its shallowest tidal zone to its deepest depths—in Oceanography: Exploring Earth's Final Wilderness. Then, discover new insights into volcanoes, the rock cycle, tsunamis, and other geological...
  2. (Set) A New History of Life & How the Earth Works  Set

    (Set) A New History of Life & How the Earth Works

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $759.90 Starting at $759.90 $894.90 $759.90$894.90
    Explore the amazing story of the origin, extinctions, regenerations, and evolutions that gave rise to our present Earth and its boundless diversity in this lavishly illustrated course set that gives you a strong grasp on how our Earth and all its features came to be, from the big bang to the present. First, in A New History of Life, you'll gain the conceptual tools to understand such fundamental ideas as...
  3. (Set)  How the Earth Works & Inexplicable Universe Set

    (Set) How the Earth Works & Inexplicable Universe

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $534.90 Starting at $534.90 $619.90 $534.90$619.90
  4. (Set) How the Earth Works; Biology: The Science of Life; & Understanding the Universe: An Introduction to Astronomy, 2nd Edition  Set

    (Set) How the Earth Works; Biology: The Science of Life; & Understanding the Universe: An Introduction to Astronomy, 2nd Edition

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $1,719.85 Starting at $1,719.85 $2,019.85 $1,719.85$2,019.85
  5. (Set)  World's Greatest Natural Wonders & Pompeii Set

    (Set) World's Greatest Natural Wonders & Pompeii

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $534.90 Starting at $534.90 $629.90 $534.90$629.90
  6. (Set) Wonders of the National Parks & The World's Greatest Geological Wonders Set on sale

    (Set) Wonders of the National Parks & The World's Greatest Geological Wonders

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Save up to $581.00 Starting at $124.90 $759.90 $124.90$759.90
    Our amazing planet provides us with gorgeous and amazing sites, which also serve as living textbooks to teach us about the dynamic earth. This set of two courses, including Wonders of the National Parks: A Geology of North America and The World's Greatest Geological Wonders, gives you unprecedented views into hundreds of the world’s most wondrous locations, as well as the scientific context to understand how they...
  7. (Set) Understanding Cultural and Human Geography & The World’s Greatest Geological Wonders: 36 Spectacular Sites Set

    (Set) Understanding Cultural and Human Geography & The World’s Greatest Geological Wonders: 36 Spectacular Sites

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $554.90 Starting at $554.90 $644.90 $554.90$644.90
    Explore the most stunning locations on Earth in this two-course set. In The World's Greatest Geological Wonders, travel around the globe from the comfort of your own home and visit the most beautiful places on Earth. Then, in Understanding Cultural and Human Geography, delve into how people and their communities affected the natural places around them.
  8. (Set) Nuclear Physics Explained & The Science of Energy Set

    (Set) Nuclear Physics Explained & The Science of Energy

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $469.90 Starting at $469.90 $539.90 $469.90$539.90
    Energy is the engine that fuels civilization and this two-course set will introduce you to the fundamentals of this resource. Learn the basics of nuclear energy, nuclear weapons, and nuclear medicine with Nuclear Physics Explained. Then, get an unbiased investigation into the energy sources that power our world with The Science of Energy: Resources and Power Explained.
  9. (Set) Archaeology & Polar Explorations & Fundamentals of Photography & Masters of Photography & Wonders of the National Parks Set

    (Set) Archaeology & Polar Explorations & Fundamentals of Photography & Masters of Photography & Wonders of the National Parks

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $1,274.75 Starting at $1,274.75 $1,464.75 $1,274.75$1,464.75
    This five-course set includes Archaeology: An Introduction to the World's Greatest Sites, National Geographic Polar Explorations, Fundamentals of Photography, National Geographic Masters of Photography, and Wonders of the National Parks: A Geology of North America.
  10. (Set) Polar Explorations & Great Tours: Greece and Turkey Set

    (Set) Polar Explorations & Great Tours: Greece and Turkey

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $449.90 Starting at $449.90 $524.90 $449.90$524.90
    Be an armchair traveler with this set. First, in National Geographic's Polar Explorations, travel to a breathtaking place few people experience in person. Then, in Great Tours, see all the amazing sights and learn the fascinating history of Greece and Turkey.
  11. (Set) Introduction to Paleontology & How the Earth Works Set

    (Set) Introduction to Paleontology & How the Earth Works

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $674.90 Starting at $674.90 $789.90 $674.90$789.90
    Witness the history of our planet unfold in spectacular detail. Start with what modern science and technology have uncovered about the history of Earth with Introduction to Paleontology. Then, look at what went into making our planet-from the big bang, to the formation of the solar system, to the gradual evolution of the planet into what it is today with How the Earth Works.
  12. (Set) The Science of Energy & Understanding Modern Electronics Set

    (Set) The Science of Energy & Understanding Modern Electronics

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $469.90 Starting at $469.90 $539.90 $469.90$539.90
    Explore two of the most important components to powering our daily lives—energy and the devices that use it—with this illuminating two-course set. Understand how energy works and explore a broad range of sources with The Science of Energy: Resources and Power Explained. Then get a working explanation of the principles that govern electronic circuits, and see these principles in action with devices you use every...
  13. (Set) Wonders of the National Parks & Polar Explorations Set on sale

    (Set) Wonders of the National Parks & Polar Explorations

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Save up to $521.00 Starting at $93.90 $654.90 $93.90$654.90
    From the tropics of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park to the frozen tundras of the polar regions, this two-course set provides unmatched images and insights into amazing locations. Explore the geological history of our most beautiful and unique sites in Wonders of the National Parks, and then Polar Explorations introduces you to the nature and science of some of the most intriguing and alien places on the planet.
  14. (SET) Outdoor Fundamentals & The World’s Greatest Geological Wonders Set

    (SET) Outdoor Fundamentals & The World’s Greatest Geological Wonders

    Michael E. Wysession
    Starting at $554.90 Starting at $554.90 $644.90 $554.90$644.90
    Make the most out of your next outdoor adventure with help from this two-course set. In Outdoor Fundamentals: Everything You Need to Know to Stay Safe, a highly experienced and accredited wilderness guide gives you the practical skills and knowledge you need to set off for the water or the woods. And in The World’s Greatest Geological Wonders: 36 Spectacular Sights, get an introduction to Earth’s most...
  15. (Set) Archaeology & Polar Explorations & Fundamentals of Photography & Masters of Photography & The Art of Travel Photography & Wonders of the National Parks Set

    (Set) Archaeology & Polar Explorations & Fundamentals of Photography & Masters of Photography & The Art of Travel Photography & Wonders of the National Parks

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $1,369.70 Starting at $1,369.70 $1,564.70 $1,369.70$1,564.70
    This six-course set includes Archaeology: An Introduction to the World's Greatest Sites, National Geographic Polar Explorations, Fundamentals of Photography, National Geographic Masters of Photography, The Art of Travel Photography: Six Expert Lessons>, and Wonders of the National Parks: A Geology of North America.
  16. (Set) The Science of Energy & The World’s Greatest Geological Wonders Set

    (Set) The Science of Energy & The World’s Greatest Geological Wonders

    Michael E. Wysession
    Starting at $554.90 Starting at $554.90 $644.90 $554.90$644.90
    Take a masterful tour of our world through the eyes of a geologist and geophysicist with this grand two-course set. Examine the engine that powers life and fuels the evolution of human civilization with The Science of Energy: Resources and Power Explained, and journey to The World’s Greatest Geological Wonders to discover what makes our planet so spectacular.
  17. (Set) Polar Explorations & Our Night Sky Set

    (Set) Polar Explorations & Our Night Sky

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $404.90 Starting at $404.90 $469.90 $404.90$469.90
    Go beyond stargazing with this set. First, in National Geographic's Polar Explorations, travel to a breathtaking place few people experience in person. Then, in Our Night Sky, get a comprehensive guide to the stars you see every night.
  18. (Set) Greatest Geological Wonders & Origin and Evolution Set

    (Set) Greatest Geological Wonders & Origin and Evolution

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $759.90 Starting at $759.90 $894.90 $759.90$894.90
    Take a thrilling journey to see many of the Earth's most spectacular geological formations, and learn how minerals have played a central role in the planet's evolution in this exciting and intriguing course set. In Professor Michael E. Wysession's The World's Greatest Geological Wonders: 36 Spectacular Sights, explore more than 200 of Earth's natural wonders and, in the process, learn much about the geological...
  19. (Set) The National Geographic Guide to Birding in North America & Polar Explorations Set

    (Set) The National Geographic Guide to Birding in North America & Polar Explorations

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $469.90 Starting at $469.90 $539.90 $469.90$539.90
    Discover parts of our world that you've probably never seen up close. Start by discovering North America's spectacular bird life with The National Geographic Guide to Birding in North America. Then, embark on an educational adventure led by five noted authorities in National Geographic Polar Explorations.
  20. (Set) The Science of Energy & Everyday Engineering Set on sale

    (Set) The Science of Energy & Everyday Engineering

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Save up to $512.00 Starting at $97.90 $654.90 $97.90$654.90
    Marvels of modern engineering and reliable energy sources are essential to the functioning of our global civilizations, and this two-course set provides insight into how these resources function. The Science of Energy: Resources and Power Explained showcases a wide portfolio of energy sources and how they are used, while Everyday Engineering: Understanding the Marvels of Daily Life reveals the remarkable feats of...