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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
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