Our Geologic Environment / Edition 1

Our Geologic Environment / Edition 1

by Harvey Blatt
     
 

ISBN-10: 013371022X

ISBN-13: 9780133710229

Pub. Date: 03/04/1997

Publisher: Pearson

This book focuses on the interaction between humans and their physical environment. Presents the environmental problems we face followed by coverage of Earth's raw materials (minerals and rocks). Also contains coverage of soil, water, and air since these are the issues most central to human concerns. For Geology students and enthusiasts and environmentalists.  See more details below

Overview

This book focuses on the interaction between humans and their physical environment. Presents the environmental problems we face followed by coverage of Earth's raw materials (minerals and rocks). Also contains coverage of soil, water, and air since these are the issues most central to human concerns. For Geology students and enthusiasts and environmentalists.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780133710229
Publisher:
Pearson
Publication date:
03/04/1997
Pages:
541
Product dimensions:
8.20(w) x 10.72(h) x 0.79(d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1The Environmental Problems We Face1
Ch. 2Minerals and Rocks13
Ch. 3Soils - Our Most Important Natural Resource41
Ch. 4Soil Problems - Erosion and Pollution67
Ch. 5Slope Stability and Landslides91
Ch. 6Clean Water123
Ch. 7Streams and Floods161
Ch. 8Water Quality and Pollution193
Ch. 9Solid Waste229
Ch. 10Shorelines, Erosion, Wetlands, and Pollution257
Ch. 11Earthquakes and Plate Tectonics297
Ch. 12Volcanoes and Eruptions335
Ch. 13Nonfuel Mineral Resources and the Environment367
Ch. 14Energy from Fossil Fuels401
Ch. 15Energy from Alternative Sources431
Ch. 16Energy from Nuclear Power455
Ch. 17Our Air and Its Quality487
Glossary526
Index535

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