Environmental Geology / Edition 7

Environmental Geology / Edition 7

by Edward A. Keller
     
 

ISBN-10: 002363281X

ISBN-13: 9780023632815

Pub. Date: 12/28/1995

Publisher: Prentice Hall Professional Technical Reference

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

Overview

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:
9780023632815
Publisher:
Prentice Hall Professional Technical Reference
Publication date:
12/28/1995
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
560
Product dimensions:
8.76(w) x 11.18(h) x 1.00(d)

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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