Study Guide for Pipkin and Trent's Geology and the Environment / Edition 3

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Overview

Written to help students using GEOLOGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT succeed in the course. Designed to direct the readers, as they begin each chapter of text, to review each part of the chapter, and to give them an opportunity to take practice tests prior to important examinations. Review questions include fill-in-the-blank, matching, key terms, multiple-choice, and true/false, corresponds to Pipkin/Trent's GEOLOGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT.

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A book/CD-ROM text package for a one-semester undergraduate course for students with little or no science background, featuring color photos and case studies. Sections examine geologic principles, processes, and phenomena and relate them to human activities. This third edition adds chapter openers, and new material on recent natural disasters. The CD- ROM contains activities with simulations, animations, and live data. Pipkin is affiliated with the University of Southern California. Trent is affiliated with Citrus College. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780534375157
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 10/3/2000
  • Series: Earth Science Series
  • Edition description: Study Guide
  • Edition number: 3

Meet the Author

Dr. Bernard W. Pipkin is Professor Emeritus at the University of Southern California. He received his doctorate from the University of Arizona and is a licensed geologist and certified engineering geologist in the state of California. After graduation he worked for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on a variety of military and civil projects, from large dams to pioneer roads in rough terrain for microwave sites. He has been a consulting engineering geologist as well as a university teacher since 1965. Dr. Pipkin is past president of the National Association of Geology Teachers and is a Fellow in the Geological Society of America. He hosted the PBS 30-part program Oceanus that won a local Emmy for Best Educational Television Series. In 1995 he shared the Clare Holdredge Award with Richard Proctor from the Association of Engineering Geologists for their book ENGINEERING GEOLOGY PRACTICE IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA. He currently lectures on geology on cruise ships and at last count, he and his wife Faye have been involved in 26 cruises throughout the world. Dr. Pipkin is a private pilot with a flight instructor's rating; he took many of the aerial photos in the book. They have three grown children and five grandchildren and live south of Los Angeles on the Palos Verdes Peninsula.

Dr. D.D. "Dee" Trent has been working at, or teaching, geology since 1955. After graduating from college he worked in the petroleum industry where his geologic skills were sharpened with projects in Utah, Arizona, California, and Alaska. When the company decided to send him to Libya he decided it was time to become a college geology teacher. He has taught for 28 years at Citrus Community College in Glendora, California, and along the way has worked for the National Park Service, done field research on glaciers in Alaska and California, visited numerous mines in the United States and Germany, picked up a Ph. D. from the University of Arizona, appeared in several episodes of the PBS telecourse, The Earth Revealed, and served as an adjunct faulty member at the University of Southern California, where he taught field geology. He and his wife raised two children in Claremont, California and when not involved with geology he's either skiing or playing banjo in a dixieland band.

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Table of Contents

Preface
1 Environmental Geology and Human Existence 1
2 Getting Around in Geology 22
3 Plate Tectonics 51
4 Earthquakes and Human Activities 70
5 Volcanoes and the Environment 118
6 Weathering and Soils 152
7 Landslides and Mass Wasting 182
8 Subsidence and Collapse 214
9 Water on Land 236
10 Water Under the Ground 268
11 Oceans and Coasts 294
12 Extreme Climates and Climate Change 321
13 Energy 364
14 Mineral Resources and Society 410
15 Waste Management and Geology 456
App. 1 The Periodic Table 485
App. 2 Mineral Table 487
App. 3 Planes in Space - Dip and Strike 489
App. 4 Pores, Flow, and Floating Rocks 490
App. 5 Internet Sources of Information 491
Glossary 493
Index 505
Credits 519
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