Geology and the Environment / Edition 5

Geology and the Environment / Edition 5

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

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ISBN-10: 0495114979

ISBN-13: 9780495114970

Pub. Date: 02/23/2007

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

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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:
9780495114970
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
02/23/2007
Edition description:
5TH
Pages:
496
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Preface. 1. Humans, Geology, and the Environment. Existence. 2. Getting Around in Geology. 3. Plate Tectonics. 4. Earthquakes and Human Activities. 5. Volcanoes. 6. Soils, Weathering, and Erosion. 7. Mass Wastingand Subsidence. 8. Fresh-Water Resources. 9. Surface Hydrologic Hazards. 10. The Coastal Ocean Environment. 11. Glaciers, Glaciation and Long-Term Climate Change. 12. Arid Lands and Desertification. 13. Mineral Resources and Society. 14. Energy Resources. 15. Waste Management and Geology. 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. Glossay. Index. Credits.

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