9780130338228

Introduction to Environmental Geology

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  • ISBN13:

    9780130338228

  • ISBN10:

    0130338222

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback w/CD
  • Copyright: 1/1/2002
  • Publisher: Pearson College Div
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Summary

As the human population increases, many decisions concerning our use of natural resources will determine our standard of living and the quality of our environment. This reader-friendly book helps readers develop an understanding of how geology interacts with major environmental problems facing society. Focuses on five fundamental concepts of environmental geology: Human Population Growth, Sustainability, Earth as a System, Hazardous Earth Processes, and Scientific Knowledge and Values. Features new chapters on Impacts of Extraterrestrial Objects and Waste as a Resource: Waste Management. Presents new or extensively revised discussion of human population growth, Alaska earthquake of 2002, emerging global water shortage, cleaning Boston Harbor, and much more. Revises many figures to more clearly illustrate the topics under discussion, based on user feedback. An informative reference for anyone interested in learning more about the environment.

Table of Contents

PART I FOUNDATIONS OF ENVIRONMENTAL GEOLOGY 1(98)
Philosophy and Fundamental Concepts
2(29)
Internal Structure of Earth and Plate Tectonics
31(30)
Minerals and Rocks
61(38)
PART II EARTH PROCESSES AND NATURAL HAZARDS 99(202)
Introduction to Natural Hazards
100(24)
Earthquakes and Related Phenomena
124(47)
Volcanic Activity
171(34)
Rivers and Flooding
205(35)
Slope Processes, Landslides, and Subsidence
240(32)
Coastal Processes
272(29)
PART III RESOURCES AND POLLUTION 301(188)
Water Resources
302(30)
Water Pollution
332(25)
Mineral Resources
357(26)
Energy Resources
383(54)
Soils and Environment
437(25)
Air Pollution
462(27)
PART IV ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT, GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE, AND SOCIETY 489(43)
Global Climate Change
490(42)
Geology, Society, and the Future: Selected Examples
532

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