Environmental Geology / Edition 9

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Overview

Intended for the introductory-level college course,the principal aim of this text is to present the student with a broad overview of environmental geology. The text looks both at how the earth developed into its present condition and where matters seem to be moving for the future. It is hoped that this knowledge will provide the student with a useful foundation for discussing and evaluating specific environmental issues,as well as for developing ideas about how the problems should be solved.
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An introductory college text that does not assume any prior exposure to geology and college-level mathematics and science, emphasizing the physical constraints imposed on human activities by geological processes. Covers rocks and minerals, plate tectonics, surface processes, resources, waste disposal and pollution, environmental law, and land-use planning. Includes case studies, exercises, and color photos, plus a student notebook with color diagrams. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780073524085
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
  • Publication date: 2/2/2010
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 9
  • Pages: 576
  • Sales rank: 758,616
  • Product dimensions: 8.90 (w) x 10.70 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Carla Montgomery is a professor at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb.

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Table of Contents

Section One Foundations

1 An Overview of Our Planetary Environment

2 Rocks and Minerals -- A First Look

Section Two Internal Processes

3 Plate Tectonics

4 Earthquakes

5 Volcanoes

Section Three Surface Processes

6 Streams and Flooding

7 Coastal Zones and Processes

8 Mass Movements

9 Geology and Climate: Glaciers, Deserts, and Global Climate Trends

Section Four Resources

10 Water as a Resource

11 Soil as a Resource

12 Mineral and Rock Resources

13 Energy Resources -- Fossil Fuels

14 Energy Resources -- Alternative Sources

Section Five Waste Disposal, Pollution, and Health

15 Waste Disposal

16 Water Pollution

17 Air Pollution

Section Six Other Related Topics

18 Environmental Law

19 Land-Use Planning and Engineering Geology

Appendix A Geologic Time, Geologic Process Rates

Appendix B Introduction to Topographic and Geologic Maps and Remotely Sensed Imagery

Appendix C Mineral and Rock Identification
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