Introduction to Environmental Geology / Edition 2

Introduction to Environmental Geology / Edition 2

by Edward A. Keller
     
 

ISBN-10: 0130338222

ISBN-13: 9780130338228

Pub. Date: 12/28/2001

Publisher: Prentice Hall

As the human population increases, many decisions concerning our use of natural resources will determine our standard of living and the quality of our environment. This reader-friendly book helps readers develop an understanding of how geology interacts with major environmental problems facing society. Included with every text, the Hazard City CD-ROM gives…  See more details below

Overview

As the human population increases, many decisions concerning our use of natural resources will determine our standard of living and the quality of our environment. This reader-friendly book helps readers develop an understanding of how geology interacts with major environmental problems facing society. Included with every text, the Hazard City CD-ROM gives instructors meaningful, easy-to-assign, and easy-to-grade assignments based on the idealized town of Hazard City.

Focuses on five fundamental concepts of environmental geology: Human Population Growth, Sustainability, Earth as a System, Hazardous Earth Processes, and Scientific Knowledge and Values. Features new chapters on Impacts of Extraterrestrial Objects and Waste as a Resource: Waste Management. Presents new or extensively revised discussion of human population growth, Alaska earthquake of 2002, emerging global water shortage, cleaning Boston Harbor, and much more. Revises many figures to more clearly illustrate the topics under discussion, based on user feedback.

An informative reference for anyone interested in learning more about the environment.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780130338228
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
Publication date:
12/28/2001
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
619
Product dimensions:
8.26(w) x 10.78(h) x 0.91(d)

Table of Contents

Please note this Table of Contents is from the third edition of Introduction to Geology:

 

Part I: Foundations of Environmental Geology

 1: Philosophy and Fundamental Concepts

 

 2: Internal Structure of the Earth and Plate Tectonics

 

 3: Minerals and Rocks

 

Part 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 
  10: Impact of Extraterrestrial Objects 
 

Part III: Resources and Pollution

11: Water Resources 
  12: Water Pollution 
  13: Mineral Resources 
  14: Energy and Resources 
  15: Soils and Environment 
  16: Waste as a Resource: Waste Management 
  17: Air Pollution 
 

Part IV: Environmental Management, Global Perspectives, and Society

18: Global Climate Change

 

19: Geology, Society, and the Future

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