Environmental Geology, tenth edition, presents 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.
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)