Environmental Geology / Edition 8

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Overview

Environmental Geology, ninth 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.

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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: 9780077216054
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 10/5/2007
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 8
  • Pages: 576
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.81 (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 Ice and Glaciers, Wind and Deserts

10 Climate—Past, Present, and Future
Section Four Resources

11 Water as a Resource

12 Soil as a Resource

13 Mineral and Rock Resources

14 Energy Resources—Fossil Fuels

15 Energy Resources—Alternative Sources
Section Five Waste Disposal, Pollution, and Health

16 Waste Disposal

17 Water Pollution

18 Air Pollution
Section Six Other Related Topics

19 Environmental Law and Policy

20 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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  • Posted March 12, 2010

    Great, as far as a textbook goes

    I thought that this book was fantastic... as far as a textbook goes. Able to get through the chapters and it is pretty interesting as long as you are looking to learn about very specific areas of geology and the environment. Definitely good for classroom use.

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