9780471303565

Environmental Geology

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  • ISBN13:

    9780471303565

  • ISBN10:

    0471303569

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1995-11-01
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
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Summary

An absorbing exploration of the human-planet relationship. Describes how Earth processes influence our lives on a daily basis and how human actions alter the natural functioning of Earth systems. Explains how to distinguish the effects of anthropogenic change from natural change and be able to predict the impact of both.

Table of Contents

Introduction Our Place in the Environment 1(10)
PART I GEOLOGIC FRAMEWORK 11(50)
Essay The Home Planet
11(8)
Earth Systems and Cycles
19(22)
Earth Structure and Materials
41(20)
PART II HAZARDOUS GEOLOGIC PROCESSES 61(214)
Essay Assessing Geologic Hazards and Risks
61(8)
Earthquakes
69(32)
Volcanic Eruptions
101(30)
Tsunamis
131(14)
Landslides and Mass-Wasting
145(28)
Subsidence
173(18)
Floods
191(26)
Hazards of Ocean and Weather
217(34)
Meteorite Impacts
251(24)
PART III USING AND CARING FOR EARTH RESOURCES 275(126)
Essay The Nature of Earth Resources
275(8)
Energy from Fossil Fuels
283(18)
Energy Alternatives
301(22)
Mineral Resources
323(28)
Soil Resources
351(26)
Water Resources
377(24)
PART IV HUMAN IMPACTS ON THE ENVIRONMENT 401(174)
Essay Managing Wastes
401(8)
Waste Disposal
409(26)
Contaminants in the Geologic Environment
435(30)
Atmospheric Change
465

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