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Earth Resources and the Environment / Edition 4
     

Earth Resources and the Environment / Edition 4

by James R. Craig, Brian J. Skinner, David J. Vaughan
 

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ISBN-10: 0321676483

ISBN-13: 9780321676481

Pub. Date: 01/29/2010

Publisher: Pearson


Balanced, broad-based, and up to date, this comprehensive text explores the nature and critical issues of earth resources and the impacts that resource usage has on the earth environment. The authors assume little to no scientific background, and you'll find full coverage of all major types of earth resources—energy, metallic, nonmetallic, water, and

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Balanced, broad-based, and up to date, this comprehensive text explores the nature and critical issues of earth resources and the impacts that resource usage has on the earth environment. The authors assume little to no scientific background, and you'll find full coverage of all major types of earth resources—energy, metallic, nonmetallic, water, and soil.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780321676481
Publisher:
Pearson
Publication date:
01/29/2010
Series:
Geos: the Pearson Custom Library for Geography and Geology Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
528
Sales rank:
284,791
Product dimensions:
8.60(w) x 10.90(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

1. Minerals: The Foundations of Society
2. Plate Tectonics and the Origins of Resources
3. Earth Resources Through History
4. Environmental Impacts of Resource Exploitation and Use
5. Energy From Fossil Fuels
6. Nuclear and Renewable Energy Sources
7. Abundant Metals
8. The Geochemically Scarce Metals
9. Fertilizer and Chemical Minerals
10. Building Materials and Other Industrial Minerals
11. Water Resources
12. Soil as a Resource
13. Future Resources

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