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Environmental Geology / Edition 4
     

Environmental Geology / Edition 4

by Edward A. Keller, E. M. Burt
 

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ISBN-10: 0675203732

ISBN-13: 9780675203739

Pub. Date: 01/01/1985

Publisher: Charles E. Merrill Publishing International

This book offers one of the most comprehensive, up-to-date treatments of environmental geology available—from fundamental geologic principles to the specifics of environmental law and geological hazards. It fully discusses both processes and environmental issues, and where appropriate, includes boxes with quantification of processes. Case Histories and examples

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This book offers one of the most comprehensive, up-to-date treatments of environmental geology available—from fundamental geologic principles to the specifics of environmental law and geological hazards. It fully discusses both processes and environmental issues, and where appropriate, includes boxes with quantification of processes. Case Histories and examples reflect a cross-section of the United States, and Special Features boxes highlight "classic" and recent environmental disasters. Features high-quality photographs and illustrations throughout. Earth Materials and Processes. Soils and Environment. Natural Hazards: An Overview. Rivers and Flooding. Landslides and Related Phenomena. Earthquakes and Related Phenomena. Volcanic Activity. Coastal Hazards. Water: Process, Supply, and Use. Water Pollution and Treatment. Waste Management. The Geologic Aspects of Environmental Health. Mineral Resources and Environment. Energy and Environment. Global Change and Earth System Science. Air Pollution. Landscape Evaluation and Land Use. For geologists, environmental scientists, and foresters.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780675203739
Publisher:
Charles E. Merrill Publishing International
Publication date:
01/01/1985
Pages:
480

Table of Contents

I. FOUNDATIONS OF ENVIRONMENTAL GEOLOGY.

1. Philosophy and Fundamental Concepts.
2. Earth Materials and Processes.
3. Soils and Environment.

II. HAZARDOUS EARTH PROCESSES.

4. Natural Hazards: An Overview.
5. Rivers and Flooding.
6. Landslides and Related Phenomena.
7. Earthquakes and Related Phenomena.
8. Volcanic Activity.
9. Coastal Hazards.

III. HUMAN INTERACTION WITH THE ENVIRONMENT.

10. Water: Process, Supply, and Use.
11. Water Pollution and Treatment.
12. Waste Management.
13. The Geologic Aspects of Environmental Health.

IV. MINERALS, ENERGY, AND ENVIRONMENT.

14. Mineral Resources and Environment.
15. Energy and Environment.

V. GLOBAL CHANGE, LAND USE, AND DECISION MAKING.

16. Global Change and Earth System Science.
17. Air Pollution.
18. Landscape Evaluation and Land Use.
Glossary.
Index.

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