Environmental Geology / Edition 5

Environmental Geology / Edition 5

by Edward A. Keller
     
 

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… See more details below

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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.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780675208895
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
Publication date:
01/28/1988
Edition description:
5th ed
Pages:
566

Meet the Author

Edward A. Keller is professor of environmental geology at the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he holds a joint appointment with the Environmental Studies Program and the Department of Geological Sciences. Professor Keller's research focuses on natural hazards, including wildfire, flooding, and earthquakes. He is also evaluating the environmental impacts of ecotourism. Professor Keller received his doctorate from Purdue University in 1973; as a graduate student, he wrote the first five chapters of the first edition of Environmental Geology. Professor Keller enjoys teaching and research, and hopes his textbooks help students to appreciate geology and to assist them in becoming better and more informed citizens in our complex world.

Table of Contents

Foundations of Environmental Geology1
Ch. 1Philosophy and Fundamental Concepts2
Ch. 2Earth Materials and Processes25
Ch. 3Soils and Environment59
Ch. 4Natural Hazards: An Overview88
Ch. 5Rivers and Flooding100
Ch. 6Landslides and Related Phenomena131
Ch. 7Earthquakes and Related Phenomena161
Ch. 8Volcanic Activity200
Ch. 9Coastal Hazards228
Ch. 10Water: Process, Supply, and Use258
Ch. 11Water Pollution and Treatment291
Ch. 12Waste Management320
Ch. 13The Geologic Aspects of Environmental Health346
Ch. 14Mineral Resources and Environment384
Ch. 15Energy and Environment413
Ch. 16Global Change and Earth System Science458
Ch. 17Air Pollution484
Ch. 18Landscape Evaluation and Land Use505
Glossary535
Index549

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