Investigations in Environmental Geology

ISBN-10: 013142064X
ISBN-13: 9780131420649
Edition: 3rd 2009
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Description: Teaching students to make wise choices in a geologically active world, Investigations in Environmental Geology covers current issues within the scope of four content sections. Introduction to geology, natural hazards, water resources, geologic  More...

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Book details

List price: $105.60
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 12/12/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.672
Language: English

Teaching students to make wise choices in a geologically active world, Investigations in Environmental Geology covers current issues within the scope of four content sections. Introduction to geology, natural hazards, water resources, geologic resources and planning are addressed within 18 inquiry-based exercises. Broad introductions and content embedded into each exercise make the manual appropriate as a stand-alone guide for the classroom.

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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