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Geology and the Environment (with CengageNOW Printed Access Card) / Edition 5
     

Geology and the Environment (with CengageNOW Printed Access Card) / Edition 5

by Bernard W. Pipkin, Richard Hazlett, Paul Bierman, Dee D. Trent
 

ISBN-10: 0495113050

ISBN-13: 9780495113058

Pub. Date: 02/26/2007

Publisher: Cengage Learning

The renowned author team of Pipkin, Trent, and Hazlett is joined in this Fifth Edition of GEOLOGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT by Paul Bierman of University of Vermont. This stellar author team has the most field expertise, and the greatest depth of experience in bringing that field knowledge to the student, of any in this market. Pipkin/Trent/Hazlett/Bierman's GEOLOGY AND

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The renowned author team of Pipkin, Trent, and Hazlett is joined in this Fifth Edition of GEOLOGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT by Paul Bierman of University of Vermont. This stellar author team has the most field expertise, and the greatest depth of experience in bringing that field knowledge to the student, of any in this market. Pipkin/Trent/Hazlett/Bierman's GEOLOGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT explores the relationship between humans and the geologic hazards, processes, and resources that surround us. A tested market leader with an emphasis on how geology can improve the human condition, this new edition updates demographic statistics and the problems of overpopulation, reviewing what we have to do in order to create a sustainable society for the next generation. The popular themes of remediation and prevention are highlighted in this new edition, which focuses on teaching students to analyze geological questions of pressing social and environmental importance through the acclaimed case study and "Critical Thinking" elements. To further enhance the student's learning experience, this edition is fully integrated, on a conceptual level and with book-specific interactivities, through means of the student tutorial system CengageNOW. Environmental GeologyNow is Web-based, assessment-driven, and completely flexible, offering a Personalized Study plan based to help students focus on the concepts they don't yet understand. This superior teaching package provides each student with fun, interactive learning opportunities.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780495113058
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
02/26/2007
Edition description:
5TH
Pages:
528
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

PREFACE 1. Humans, Geology, and the Environment. 2. Getting around in Geology. 3. Plate Tectonics. 4. Earthquakes and Human Activities. 5. Volcanoes. 6. Soils, Weathering, and Erosion. 7. Mass Wasting and Subsidence. 8. Fresh Water Resources. 9. Hydrologic Hazards at the Earth's Surface. 10. Coastal Environments and Humans. 11. Glaciation and Long-Term Climate Change. 12. Arid Lands and Desertification. 13. Mineral Resources and Society. 14. Energy and the Environment. 15. Waste Management and Geology. Appendix I: Periodic Table of the Elements. Appendix II: Some Important Minerals. Appendix III: Planes in Space: Dip and Strike. Appendix IV: Modified Mercalli Scale. Index.

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