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Publication Date: 2007
Publisher: CENGAGE Learning Custom Publishing
Peters, E. Kirsten
Dr. E. Kirsten Peters is a native of rural Washington State. She graduated summa cum laude with a degree in geology from Princeton University in 1984. She earned her doctorate from the Earth and Planetary Sciences Department at Harvard University in 1990. Dr. Peters' education emphasized geochemistry and economic geology. She has also done published research in the late-Pleistocene outburst floods of eastern Washington State. She has published technical articles in Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, The Journal of Economic Geology, and other technical publications. She has presented her research at national meetings of The Geological Society of America and the American Geophysical Union. Since 1995 she has taught undergraduate-level geology and interdisciplinary science classes at Washington State University in her hometown of Pullman, Washington. She currently is an assistant professor in the college of Sciences at WSU, reporting directly to the dean. Dr. Peters has written two non-traditional geology textbooks published with W. H. Freeman and Co., and she recently helped revise Thomson's Essentials of Geology for its current edition. Under the pen-name Irene Allen, she is the author of four murder mysteries published by major New York houses. She currently writes a once-a-month column about geological topics for her local newspaper.Peters, E. Kirsten is the author of 'Geology of the Pacific Northwest ', published 2007 under ISBN 9780759364967 and ISBN 0759364966.