9780077216054

Environmental Geology

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  • ISBN13:

    9780077216054

  • ISBN10:

    0077216059

  • Edition: 8th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2007-10-03
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Science/Engineering/Math
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Summary

Environmental Geology, eighth edition, presents the student with a broad overview of environmental geology. The text looks both at how the earth developed into its present condition and where matters seem to be moving for the future. It is hoped that this knowledge will provide the student with a useful foundation for discussing and evaluating specific environmental issues, as well as for developing ideas about how the problems should be solved.

Table of Contents

Foundations
An Overview of Our Planetary Environment
Rocks and Minerals-A First Look
Internal Processes
Plate Tectonics
Earthquakes
Volcanoes
Surface Processes
Streams and Flooding
Coastal Zones and Processes
Mass Movements
Ice and Glaciers, Wind and Deserts
Climate-Past, Present, and Future
Resources
Water as a Resource
Soil as a Resource
Mineral and Rock Resources
Energy Resources-Fossil Fuels
Energy Resources-Alternative Sources
Waste Disposal, Pollution, and Health
Waste Disposal
Water Pollution
Air Pollution
Other Related Topics
Environmental Law
Land-Use Planning and Engineering Geology
Geologic Time, Geologic Process Rates
Introduction to Topographic and Geologic Maps and Remotely Sensed Imagery
Mineral and Rock Identification
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