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."

 

53 Courses and Sets

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53 Courses and Sets

  1. (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...
  2. (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.
  3. (Set) Wonders of the National Parks & How the Earth Works Set

    (Set) Wonders of the National Parks & How the Earth Works

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $774.90 Starting at $774.90 $904.90 $774.90$904.90
    Learn what the Earth is made of, where it came from, and, above all, how it works with this two-set course. Start with the geological history of our most spectacular sites in Wonders of the National Parks: A Geology of North America, and then witness the history of our planet unfold in spectacular detail in How the Earth Works.
  4. (Set) Nuclear Physics Explained & The Science of Energy Set on sale

    (Set) Nuclear Physics Explained & The Science of Energy

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Save up to $424.00 Starting at $79.90 $539.90 $79.90$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.
  5. (Set) Polar Explorations & Oceanography Set

    (Set) Polar Explorations & Oceanography

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $554.90 Starting at $554.90 $644.90 $554.90$644.90
    Dive into adventure with this set. First, in National Geographic's Polar Explorations, travel to a breathtaking place few people experience in person. Then, continue to explore hard to reach places with Oceanography: Exploring Earth's Final Wilderness.
  6. (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.
  7. (Set) Polar Explorations & The Art of Travel Photography Set

    (Set) Polar Explorations & The Art of Travel Photography

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $329.90 Starting at $329.90 $369.90 $329.90$369.90
    Prepare for an epic vacation with this set. First, in National Geographic's Polar Explorations, travel to a breathtaking place few people experience in person. Then, in The Art of Travel Photography, learn how to go beyond the postcard and capture all the sights.
  8. (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.
  9. (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.
  10. (Set) The Science of Energy & Everyday Engineering Set

    (Set) The Science of Energy & Everyday Engineering

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $569.90 Starting at $569.90 $654.90 $569.90$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...
  11. (Set) The Science of Energy & How the Earth Works Set

    (Set) The Science of Energy & How the Earth Works

    Michael E. Wysession
    Starting at $674.90 Starting at $674.90 $789.90 $674.90$789.90
    We are altering the Earth's land, water, and air faster than any natural geologic process, and this two-course set reveals what we are doing and what the ramifications may be. Examine a wide portfolio of energy sources and how these sources work in The Science of Energy: Resources and Power Explained. Then, discover what the Earth is made of, where it came from, and above all, How the Earth Works.
  12. (Set) Fundamentals of Photography II & National Geographic Polar Explorations Set

    (Set) Fundamentals of Photography II & National Geographic Polar Explorations

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $469.90 Starting at $469.90 $539.90 $469.90$539.90
    Capturing the perfect shot out in the field is a creative challenge, especially in extreme conditions. Fundamentals of Photography II shows you how photographers solve these problems. National Geographic Polar Explorations takes you to the ends of the earth with action-packed lectures that include how to navigate the challenges of photographing wildlife, white-on-white landscapes, and more.
  13. (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...