9780321714374

Books a la Carte for Environmental Geology

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  • ISBN13:

    9780321714374

  • ISBN10:

    0321714377

  • Edition: 9th
  • Format: Loose-leaf
  • Copyright: 2010-01-21
  • Publisher: Pearson

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Summary

This edition features the exact same content as the traditional text in a convenient, three-hole- punched, loose-leaf version. Books agrave; la Carte also offer a great value-this format costs 35% less than a new textbook. Having originally defined the Environmental Geology course, this is considered the most comprehensive yet readable book for your course level. Keller continues to offer the most detailed, current research available. He covers a wide range of topics, discussing everything from fundamental geologic principles to the specifics of environmental law and geologic hazards, from a truly environmental perspective. TheNinth Editionemphasizes the engineering geology approach, especially in the discussion of soil and rock mechanics and landslides.

Author Biography

Edward A. Keller is professor of environmental geology at the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he holds a joint appointment with the Environmental Studies Program and the Department of Geological Sciences. Professor Keller's research focuses on natural hazards, including wildfire, flooding, and earthquakes. He is also evaluating the environmental impacts of ecotourism. Professor Keller received his doctorate from Purdue University in 1973; as a graduate student, he wrote the first five chapters of the first edition of Environmental Geology. Professor Keller enjoys teaching and research, and hopes his textbooks help students to appreciate geology and to assist them in becoming better and more informed citizens in our complex world.

Table of Contents

PART ONE: FOUNDATIONS OF ENVIRONMENTAL GEOLOGY

Chapter 1: Philosophy and Fundamental Concepts
Chapter 2:  Earth Materials and Process
Chapter 3: Soils and Environment
Chapter 4: Geology and Ecosystems

PART TWO: HAZARDOUS EARTH PROCESSES

Chapter 5: Introduction to Natural Hazards
Chapter 6: Rivers and Flooding
Chapter 7: Landslides and Related Phenomena
Chapter 8: Earthquakes and Related Phenomena
Chapter 9: Volcanic Activity
Chapter 10: Coastal Hazards: Coastal Erosion and Hurricanes
Chapter 11: Impact of Extraterrestrial Objects

PART THREE: RESOURCES AND POLLUTION

Chapter 12: Water Resources
Chapter 13: Water Pollution
Chapter 14: Mineral Resources and Environment
Chapter 15: Energy and Environment

PART FOUR: GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE AND SOCIETY

Chapter 16: Global Climate Change
Chapter 17: Geology and Society

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