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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
|Please note this Table of Contents is from the third edition of Introduction to Geology|
|Foundations of Environmental Geology|
|Philosophy and Fundamental Concepts|
|Internal Structure of the Earth and Plate Tectonics|
|Minerals and Rocks|
|Earth Processes and Natural Hazards|
|Introduction to Natural Hazards|
|Earthquakes and Related Phenomena|
|Rivers and Flooding|
|Slope Processes, Landslides, and Subsidence|
|Impact of Extraterrestrial Objects|
|Resources and Pollution|
|Energy and Resources|
|Soils and Environment|
|Waste as a Resource: Waste Management|
|Environmental Management, Global Perspectives, and Society|
|Global Climate Change|
|Geology, Society, and the Future|
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