9780538737555

Geology and the Environment

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  • ISBN13:

    9780538737555

  • ISBN10:

    0538737557

  • Edition: 6th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 6/17/2010
  • Publisher: Brooks Cole
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Pipkin/Trent/Hazlett/Bierman's and GEOLOGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT explores the relationship between humans and the geologic hazards, processes, and resources that surround us. This stellar author team has the most field expertise, and the greatest depth of experience in bringing this field of knowledge to the student, of any in this market. In the 6th edition of this tested market leader the authors have fully integrated coverage of how climate change and global warming impact geologic processes. Both human and non-human-induced climate change topics are discussed in a newly developed chapter called The Earth System and Climate Change. This chapter sets the context for understanding how Man's interaction with the Earth System is a contributor to climate change and global warming. The acclaimed Case Studies feature at the end of chapters now includes 10 cases on climate change and global warming topics. The new edition also introduces a new feature called Questions to Ponder, which further encourages students to think critically about pressing issues of social and environmental importance.

Table of Contents

Humans, Geology, and the Environment
The Earth System and Climate Change
The Solid Earth
Earthquakes and Human Activities
Volcanoes
Weathering, Soils, and Erosion
Mass Wasting and Subsidence
Freshwater Resources
Hydrologic Hazards at the Earth's Surface
Coastal Environments and Humans
Glaciation and Long-Term Climate Change
Arid Lands, Winds, and Desertification
Mineral Resources and Society
Energy and the Environment
Waste Management and Geology
Periodic Table of the Elements
Some Important Minerals
Planes in Space: Dip and Strike
Modified Mercalli Scale
Calculating the Expiration Time for U.S. Coal Reserves Glossary
Index
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