Environmental Geology

ISBN-10: 0137928130
ISBN-13: 9780137928132
Edition: 2nd 1999
List price: $79.00
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Description: Designed for courses which deal with geology and environmental policy, and environmental decisions, usually called environmental geology, but taught at a more sophisticated level than the usual freshman (nonscience level) course in environmental  More...

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Book details

List price: $79.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 10/26/1998
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 511
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.640
Language: English

Designed for courses which deal with geology and environmental policy, and environmental decisions, usually called environmental geology, but taught at a more sophisticated level than the usual freshman (nonscience level) course in environmental geology. The text's purpose is to emphasize the importance of seeing environmental geology as a scientific field demanding steadily increasing attention to interaction with other disciplines, and understanding how environmental geology is shaped by the needs imposed by environmental policy and how it can help to shape environmental decisions.

Environmental Geology: Environmental Concerns as Seen from a Geologic Perspective
Environmental Geology And Environmental Decisions
Living Dangerously: Geologic Events and Processes Affecting Human Society
Natural Hazards
Volcanic Hazard
Earthquake Hazards
Landslide Hazards
Subsidence And Uplift
River Flood Hazards
Coastal Flood And Storm Hazards
Natural Resources: The Transformation of Natural Materials and Systems for Human Use
SoilsResources And Problems
Water Resources
Energy And Mineral Resources
Coastal ResourcesPotential And Constraints
Contamination Of Soil, Sediment, And Water
The Atmosphere, Oceans, and Global Change
Environmental Geology and Environmental Risk
Plate Tectonics And Sea-Floor Spreading: The Geologic Framework of Volcanic And Earthquake Hazards
Case Study Maps and Conversion Tables
Index

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