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Environmental Geology

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2nd
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9780078096075

ISBN10:
0078096073
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Paperback
Pub. Date:
1/23/2013
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McGraw-Hill Science/Engineering/Math
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Summary

Reichard's Environmental Geology second edition continues to emphasize how humans interact with the environment within a geological context. The writing style holds the interest of nonmajor students and includes recent geologic events they can relate to. Each chapter incorporates student activities and discussion questions designed to give students a personal connection to the topic.

Table of Contents

Part 1 – Fundamentals of Environmental Geology

Chapter 1 Humans and the Geologic Environment

Chapter 2 Earth from a Larger Perspective

Chapter 3 Earth Materials

Chapter 4 Earth's Structure and Plate Tectonics

Part 2 – Hazardous Earth Processes

Chapter 5 Earthquakes and Related Hazards

Chapter 6 Volcanoes and Related Hazards

Chapter 7 Mass Wasting and Related Hazards

Chapter 8 Streams and Flooding

Chapter 9 Coastal Hazards

Part 3 – Earth Resources

Chapter 10 Soil Resources

Chapter 11 Water Resources

Chapter 12 Mineral and Rock Resources

Chapter 13 Conventional Fossil Fuel Resources

Chapter 14 Alternative Energy Resources

Part 4 – The Health of Our Environment

Chapter 15 Waste Disposal and Pollution

Chapter 16 Global Climate Change

Appendix A Units and Conversions



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