Introduction to Environmental Geology / Edition 4by Edward A. Keller
Pub. Date: 11/28/2008
Publisher: Prentice Hall
This text presents geologic processes in context with their impact on humans, our lives and societies. The author's goal is to both create informed citizens and nurture an understanding of geologic science. Part I introduces philosophy and fundamental concepts, the structure of the Earth and plate tectonics, and the origin and significance of rocks and minerals. Part II addresses the major natural hazards including earthquakes, volcanic activity, rivers and flooding, landslides, and coastal processes. Part III discusses the major natural resources associated with the geological environment and the subject of pollution. Part IV presents the important topic of global change, environmental management, and relationships between the environment. For individuals looking for an environmental perspective on physical geology.
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Table of Contents
I. FOUNDATIONS OF ENVIRONMENTAL GEOLOGY.
2. Internal Structure of the Earth and Plate Tectonics.
3. Minerals and Rocks.
II. EARTH PROCESSES AND NATURAL HAZARDS.
5. Earthquakes and Related Phenomena.
6. Volcanic Activity.
7. Rivers and Flooding.
8. Slope Processes, Landslides and Subsidence.
9. Coastal Processes.
III. RESOURCES AND POLLUTION.
11. Water Pollution.
12. Mineral Resources.
13. Energy Resources.
14. Soils and Environment.
15. Air Pollution.
IV. ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT, GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE AND SOCIETY.
17. Geology, Society, and the Future: Selected Examples.
Appendix B: Rocks.
Appendix C: Maps and Related Topics.
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