Investigations in Environmental Geology / Edition 3

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Overview

This lab guide helps readers learn to make wise choices for sustainability in a finite, changing, and geologically active world. Eighteen exercises cover many current issues in environmental geology and are introduced in four sections. Earth’s Materials, Geologic Time, and Geologic Processes; Maps, Aerial Photographs and Satellite Images; Measurements, Basic Calculations and Conversions, and Graphs; Volcanoes, Volcanic Products, and Volcanic Hazards; Hazards of Mount St. Helens; Earthquake Epicenters, Intensities, Risks, Faults, Nonstructural Hazards and Preparation; The Loma Prieta Earthquake of 1989, and Forecasting Earthquakes in the Bay Region; Landslides and Avalanches; Subsidence; River Floods; Coastal Hazards; Groundwater Hydrology; Water Quality Data and Pollution Sources; Lake and River Contamination from Industrial Waste; Groundwater and Surface Water Contamination from Resource Extraction; Groundwater Overdraft and Saltwater Intrusion; Geology and Regional Planning; Global Change and Sustainability. A hands-on reference for anyone who wants to make more informed choices, and review information critically, about the environment.
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Meet the Author

Duncan Foley is a Professor in the Geoscience Department at Pacific Lutheran University.
Dr. Garry D. McKenzie is Associate Professor, Geological Sciences at The Ohio State University.
Dr. Russell Utgard is Faculty Emeritus of Geological Sciences at The Ohio State University.
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Table of Contents

1. Earth’s Materials, Geologic Time, and Geologic Processes
2. Maps, Aerial Photographs and Satellite Images
3. Measurements, Basic Calculations and Conversions, and Graphs
4. Volcanoes, Volcanic Products, and Volcanic Hazards
5. Hazards of Mount St. Helens
6. Earthquake Epicenters, Intensities, Risks, Faults, Nonstructural Hazards and Preparation
7. The Loma Prieta Earthquake of 1989, and Forecasting Earthquakes in the Bay Region
8. Landslides and Avalanches
9. Subsidence
10. River Floods
11. Coastal Hazards
12. Groundwater Hydrology
13. Water Quality Data and Pollution Sources
14. Lake and River Contamination from Industrial Waste
15. Groundwater and Surface Water Contamination from Resource Extraction
16. Groundwater Overdraft and Saltwater Intrusion
17. Geology and Regional Planning
18. Global Change and Sustainability
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