Geology and the Environment (Non-Infotrac Version) / Edition 3

Geology and the Environment (Non-Infotrac Version) / Edition 3

by Bernard W. Pipkin, D. D. Trent
     
 

ISBN-10: 0534377971

ISBN-13: 9780534377977

Pub. Date: 12/28/2000

Publisher: Cengage Learning

Pipkin and Trent's Third Edition of GEOLOGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT explores the relationship between humans and the geologic hazards, processes, and resources that surround us. A true market leader, the book has an accessible and entertaining writing style, superior pedagogy, appropriate amount of detail and coverage, and tables that provide meaningful and relevant

Overview

Pipkin and Trent's Third Edition of GEOLOGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT explores the relationship between humans and the geologic hazards, processes, and resources that surround us. A true market leader, the book has an accessible and entertaining writing style, superior pedagogy, appropriate amount of detail and coverage, and tables that provide meaningful and relevant real data for readers. With an emphasis on geology that can improve the human endeavor, this new edition addresses the changing market as it consistently emphasizes student decision-making, careers, resources, and relevance. Medical geology, environmental law, land-use planning, and engineering geology are discussed within the context of each geologic situation rather than as separate chapters. The book has been significantly updated to address current events, such as recent earthquakes in Turkey and Taiwan and the Hector Mine earthquake in Southern California. There are now more global references, reflecting the increased scope of this field of study.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780534377977
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
12/28/2000
Series:
Earth Science Series
Edition description:
3RD BK&CDR
Pages:
544
Product dimensions:
8.33(w) x 11.67(h) x 0.82(d)

Table of Contents

PREFACE 1. HUMANS, GEOLOGY, AND THE ENVIRONMENT Prologue: Associated Press / What is Environmental Geology / Too Many People / Toward a Sustainable Society / Summary / Key Terms / Study Questions / For Further Information 2. GETTING AROUND IN GEOLOGY Prologue: Planetary Rock Stars / The Earth System / Earth Materials / Geologic Time / Age of the Earth / Summary / Key Terms / Study Questions / For Further Information 3. PLATE TECTONICS Prologue: And the Walls Came Tumbling Down / Continental Drift / Sea-Floor Spreading / Plate Tectonics: The Global Theory / Summary / Key Terms / Study Questions / For Further Information 4. EARTHQUAKES AND HUMAN ACTIVITIES Prologue: Tragedy in Taiwan / The Nature of Earthquakes / Seismic Design Considerations / Some Major Earthquakes, 1989-1999 / Earthquake Prediction / Mitigation / Summary / Key Terms / Study Questions / For Further Information 5. VOLCANOES Prologue: Ashes, Ashes, All Fall Down / Who Should Worry / The Nature of the Problem / Benefits of Volcanic Action / Volcanic Hazards / Mitigation and Prediction / Summary / Key Terms / Study Questions / For Further Information 6. SOILS, WEATHERING, AND EROSION Prologue: The Wind Blew and the Soil Flew / Weathering / Soils / Soil Problems / Summary / Key Terms / Study Questions / For Further Information 7. MASS WASTING AND SUBSIDENCE Prologue: How to Cure a Slice on a Golf Course / Flows / Landslides That Move As a Unit / Factors That Lead to Landslides / Reducing Losses from Mass Wasting / Control and Stabilization / Snow Avalanches Subsidence - A Classification of Subsidence / Summary / Key Terms / Study Questions / For Further Information 8. FRESH WATER RESOURCES Prologue: High Plains Aquifer and Other Mining Tales / Water as a Resource / Fresh Water Underground / Location and Distribution / Ground- Water Storage and Management / Water Quality / Conservation and Alternative Sources / Summary / Key Terms / Study Questions / For Further Information 9. SURFACE HYDROLOGIC HAZARDS Prologue: Rivers, Gorges, and National Parks / River Systems / Stream Features / When There Is Too Much Water / Mitigation / Summary / Key Terms / Study Questions / For Further Information 10. THE COASTAL OCEAN ENVIRONMENT Prologue: How Do You Move a 420-ton Lighthouse? / Wind Waves / Shorelines / Hurricanes and Coastal Flooding / Summary / Key Terms / Study Questions / For Further Information 11. GLACIERS, GLACIATION AND LONG-TERM CLIMATE CHANGE The Effects of Glaciation / Factors That Control Climate / Factors That Change Climate / Greenhouse Gases / Getting to the Core of Climate Change / What Is the Evidence of Today's Global Warming? / Causes of Global Warming / Uncertainties of Global Warming / What of the Future? / What Can Be Done about Global Warming? / Conclusion / Summary / Key Terms / Study Questions / For Further Information 12. ARID LANDS AND DESERTIFICATION Prologue: Deflation Basin, Winds , and the North Africa Campaign of World War II / Deserts / Summary / Key Terms / Study Questions / For Further Information 13. MINERAL RESOURCES AND SOCIETY Mineral Abundances and Distribution / Origins of Mineral Deposits / Mineral Reserves / Mineral Resources for the Future / Mining and Its Environmental Impacts / Mine Land Reclamation / The Future of Mining / Summary / Key Terms / Study Questions / For Further Information 14. ENERGY RESOURCES Prologue: Flaming Ice, Energy, and the Greenhouse / Petroleum / Coal / Nonconventional Fossil Fuels / Problems of Fossil Fuel Combustion / Energy for the Future / Nuclear Energy / Nuclear Waste Disposal / Energy From the Sea / Summary / Key Terms / Study Questions / For Further Information 15. WASTE MANAGEMENT AND GEOLOGY Prologue: Geology and Trash Talk / Municipal Waste Disposal / The Completed Landfill Hazardous Waste Disposal / Wastewater Treatment / Summary / Key Terms / Study Questions / For Further Information / APPENDIX I: THE PERIODIC TABLE / APPENDIX II: MINERAL TABLE / APPENDIX III: PLANES IN SPACE—DIP AND STRIKE / APPENDIX IV: PORES, FLOW, AND FLOATING ROCKS / APPENDIX V: INTERNET SOURCES OF INFORMATION / GLOSSARY / INDEX / CREDITS

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