Geology and the Environment

ISBN-10: 0495113050
ISBN-13: 9780495113058
Edition: 5th 2008
List price: $310.95
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List price: $310.95
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Brooks/Cole
Publication date: 2/26/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 528
Size: 8.50" wide x 11.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.288
Language: English

The renowned author team of Pipkin, Trent, and Hazlett is joined in this Fifth Edition of GEOLOGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT by Paul Bierman of University of Vermont. This stellar author team has the most field expertise, and the greatest depth of experience in bringing that field knowledge to the student, of any in this market. Pipkin/Trent/Hazlett/Bierman's GEOLOGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT explores the relationship between humans and the geologic hazards, processes, and resources that surround us. A tested market leader with an emphasis on how geology can improve the human condition, this new edition updates demographic statistics and the problems of overpopulation, reviewing what we have to do in order to create a sustainable society for the next generation. The popular themes of remediation and prevention are highlighted in this new edition, which focuses on teaching students to analyze geological questions of pressing social and environmental importance through the acclaimed case study and "Critical Thinking" elements. To further enhance the student's learning experience, this edition is fully integrated, on a conceptual level and with book-specific interactivities, through means of the student tutorial system ThomsonNOW. Environmental GeologyNow is Web-based, assessment-driven, and completely flexible, offering a Personalized Study plan based to help students focus on the concepts they don't yet understand. This superior teaching package provides each student with fun, interactive learning opportunities.

Dr. Bernard W. Pipkin is Professor Emeritus at the University of Southern California. He received his doctorate from the University of Arizona and is a licensed geologist and certified engineering geologist in the state of California. After graduation he worked for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on a variety of military and civil projects, from large dams to pioneer roads in rough terrain for microwave sites. He has been a consulting engineering geologist as well as a university teacher since 1965. Dr. Pipkin is past president of the National Association of Geology Teachers and is a Fellow in the Geological Society of America. He hosted the PBS 30-part program Oceanus that won a local Emmy for Best Educational Television Series. In 1995 he shared the Clare Holdredge Award with Richard Proctor from the Association of Engineering Geologists for their book ENGINEERING GEOLOGY PRACTICE IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA. He currently lectures on geology on cruise ships and at last count, he and his wife Faye have been involved in 26 cruises throughout the world. Dr. Pipkin is a private pilot with a flight instructor's rating; he took many of the aerial photos in the book. They have three grown children and five grandchildren and live south of Los Angeles on the Palos Verdes Peninsula.

Dr. D.D. "Dee" Trent has been working at, or teaching, geology since 1955. After graduating from college he worked in the petroleum industry where his geologic skills were sharpened with projects in Utah, Arizona, California, and Alaska. When the company decided to send him to Libya he decided it was time to become a college geology teacher. He has taught for 28 years at Citrus Community College in Glendora, California, and along the way has worked for the National Park Service, done field research on glaciers in Alaska and California, visited numerous mines in the United States and Germany, picked up a Ph. D. from the University of Arizona, appeared in several episodes of the PBS telecourse, The Earth Revealed, and served as an adjunct faulty member at the University of Southern California, where he taught field geology. He and his wife raised two children in Claremont, California and when not involved with geology he's either skiing or playing banjo in a dixieland band.

Richard W. Hazlett is the winner of 1996 and 2001 Wig Awards for teaching excellence at Pomona College. He is the first Stephen M. Pauley Chair in Environmental Analysis at the college, receiving this appointment in 2001. His main research interests involve volcanic stratigraphy, igneous petrology and resources, but most recently has been exploring land use issues focusing on the American West. Dr. Hazlett styles himself as transitioning from hard-core geology to environmental studies with a land use/natural resource emphasis. He is a co-author with Bernard Pipkin and Dee D. Trent on GEOLOGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT and the script author of the EARTH REVEALED telecourse series.

Preface
Humans, Geology, and the Environment
Getting around in Geology
Plate Tectonics
Earthquakes and Human Activities
Volcanoes
Soils, Weathering, and Erosion
Mass Wasting and Subsidence
Fresh Water Resources
Hydrologic Hazards at the Earth's Surface
Coastal Environments and Humans
Glaciation and Long-Term Climate Change
Arid Lands and Desertification
Mineral Resources and Society
Energy and the Environment
Waste Management and Geology
Periodic Table of the Elements
Some Important Minerals
Planes in Space: Dip and Strike
Modified Mercalli Scale
Index

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