Introduction to Environmental Geology / Edition 4

Introduction to Environmental Geology / Edition 4

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by Edward A. Keller
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0321616766

ISBN-13: 9780321616760

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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780321616760
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
Publication date:
11/28/2008
Pages:
608
Product dimensions:
8.10(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

I. FOUNDATIONS OF ENVIRONMENTAL GEOLOGY.

1. Philosophy and Fundamental Concepts.
2. Internal Structure of the Earth and Plate Tectonics.
3. Minerals and Rocks.

II. EARTH PROCESSES AND NATURAL HAZARDS.

4. Introduction to 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.

10. Water Resource.
11. Water Pollution.
12. Mineral Resources.
13. Energy Resources.
14. Soils and Environment.
15. Air Pollution.

IV. ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT, GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE AND SOCIETY.

16. Global Climate Change.
17. Geology, Society, and the Future: Selected Examples.

APPENDICES.

Appendix A: Minerals.
Appendix B: Rocks.
Appendix C: Maps and Related Topics.
Glossary.
Index.

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