About Michael Ritter

I am a professor of geography at the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point with specialties in physical geography, online learning, and distance education. I have served as a web/media consultant for Pearson publishing for several years and have worked for most major publishers on a variety of geoscience-related media projects.

I am the author of The Physical Environment: an Introduction to Physical Geography (TPE) an online physical geography textbook for students to gain a basic understanding of physical geography. It is an introduction to the processes and patterns of the physical environment and demonstrates connections between human activities and the Earth system. TPE makes physical geography dynamic through active learning and multimedia integration. Formative and summative assessments encourages student learning as they progress through the text. TPE was the 2011 National Council For Geographic Education Geography Excellence in Media Award winner

I have also written Earth Online: An Internet Guide for Earth Science. Originally published by Wadsworth Publishing, this groundbreaking text introduces the reader to the mechanics of the Internet and its use by geoscientists. It is presently out of print but chapters may be downloaded for free from the Earth Online web site.

For more see my personal web site.

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