Geosciences, Environment and Man

Geosciences, Environment and Man

by H. Chamley
     
 

ISBN-10: 0444514228

ISBN-13: 9780444514226

Pub. Date: 08/01/2003

Publisher: Elsevier Science

Geosciences, Environment and Man has three major objectives, which determine the division in three parts of this volume: I. To consider the main natural geological processes interfering with and therefore threatening the activities of man: earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, land movements, floods, wind and coastal risks; main prevention and mitigation

Overview

Geosciences, Environment and Man has three major objectives, which determine the division in three parts of this volume: I. To consider the main natural geological processes interfering with and therefore threatening the activities of man: earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, land movements, floods, wind and coastal risks; main prevention and mitigation measures against these natural hazards are presented. II. To examine the exploitation of earth's natural resources such as materials, ores and minerals, fossil fuels, water, radioactivity, and the resulting consequences on solid Earth balance and future. III. To assess the hold level reached by the activities of man on planet surface envelopes through agriculture, urbanization, industrialization, and communication; the local to global effects of human influence triggered by recent demographic growth on underground, soils, water and air characters are taken into account. Both deteriorating and beneficial aspects of Earth - the interactions of man are emphasized, as well as mitigation or restoration measures and perspectives.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780444514226
Publisher:
Elsevier Science
Publication date:
08/01/2003
Series:
Developments in Earth and Environmental Sciences Series, #1
Pages:
550
Product dimensions:
1.38(w) x 9.00(h) x 6.00(d)

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