9780131420649

Investigations In Environmental Geology

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  • ISBN13:

    9780131420649

  • ISBN10:

    013142064X

  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 12/12/2008
  • Publisher: Pearson

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Summary

This lab guide helps readers learn to make wise choices for sustainability in a finite, changing, and geologically active world. Eighteen exercises cover many current issues in environmental geology and are introduced in four sections. Earthrs"s Materials, Geologic Time, and Geologic Processes; Maps, Aerial Photographs and Satellite Images; Measurements, Basic Calculations and Conversions, and Graphs; Volcanoes, Volcanic Products, and Volcanic Hazards; Hazards of Mount St. Helens; Earthquake Epicenters, Intensities, Risks, Faults, Nonstructural Hazards and Preparation; The Loma Prieta Earthquake of 1989, and Forecasting Earthquakes in the Bay Region; Landslides and Avalanches; Subsidence; River Floods; Coastal Hazards; Groundwater Hydrology; Water Quality Data and Pollution Sources; Lake and River Contamination from Industrial Waste; Groundwater and Surface Water Contamination from Resource Extraction; Groundwater Overdraft and Saltwater Intrusion; Geology and Regional Planning; Global Change and Sustainability.A hands-on reference for anyone who wants to make more informed choices, and review information critically, about the environment.

Author Biography

Duncan Foley is a Professor in the Geoscience Department at Pacific Lutheran University.
Dr. Garry D. McKenzie is Associate Professor, Geological Sciences at The Ohio State University.
Dr. Russell Utgard is Faculty Emeritus of Geological Sciences at The Ohio State University.

Table of Contents

Earth's Materials, Geologic Time, and Geologic Processes
Maps, Aerial Photographs and Satellite Images
Measurements, Basic Calculations and Conversions, and Graphs
Volcanoes, Volcanic Products, and Volcanic Hazards
Hazards of Mount St. Helens
Earthquake Epicenters, Intensities, Risks, Faults, Nonstructural Hazards and Preparation
The Loma Prieta Earthquake of 1989, and Forecasting Earthquakes in the Bay Region
Landslides and Avalanches
Subsidence
River Floods
Coastal Hazards
Groundwater Hydrology
Water Quality Data and Pollution Sources
Lake and River Contamination from Industrial Waste
Groundwater and Surface Water Contamination from Resource Extraction
Groundwater Overdraft and Saltwater Intrusion
Geology and Regional Planning
Global Change and Sustainability
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