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Environmental Geology is aimed primarily at upper-level undergraduate and graduate students in departments of earth and environmental sciences, but will also strongly appeal to the professional geologist, geographer, civil engineer and planner. As human activities continue to degrade the Earth, the crucial importance of environmental geology is fast being recognized, and course structures are beginning to exhibit an environmental bias. As a result, this book is designed to cater to this new audience and direction. It provides an assessment and evaluation of environmental hazards (volcanoes, earthquakes, etc) and problems (mining, waste disposal, etc), and suggests methods of dealing with them. In short, it covers the planning, development and management of those aspects of the environment that relate to geology and those that are fundamental to the future health of our planet.
Arid And Semi-Arid Lands.
Glacial And Periglacial Terrains.
Rock Masses, Their Character, Problems And Uses.
The Impact Of Mining On The Environment.
Waste And Its Disposal.
Environmental Geology And Health.
Land Evaluation And Site Assessment