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Introduction to Environmental Geology

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ISBN-10: 0131447645

ISBN-13: 9780131447646

Edition: 3rd 2005

Authors: Edward A. Keller

List price: $126.40
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As the human population increases, many decisions concerning our use of natural resources will determine our standard of living and the quality of our environment. This reader-friendly book helps readers develop an understanding of how geology interacts with major environmental problems facing society.Focuses on five fundamental concepts of environmental geology: Human Population Growth, Sustainability, Earth as a System, Hazardous Earth Processes, and Scientific Knowledge and Values. Features new chapters on Impacts of Extraterrestrial Objects (Chapter 10) and Waste as a Resource: Waste Management (Chapter 16). Presents new or extensively revised discussion of human population growth, Alaska earthquake of 2002, emerging global water shortage, cleaning Boston Harbor, and much more. Revises many figures to more clearly illustrate the topics under discussion, based on user feedback.An informative reference for anyone interested in learning more about the environment.
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Book details

List price: $126.40
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 672
Size: 8.00" wide x 10.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.992
Language: English

Please note this Table of Contents is from the third edition of Introduction to Geology
Foundations of Environmental Geology
Philosophy and Fundamental Concepts
Internal Structure of the Earth and Plate Tectonics
Minerals and Rocks
Earth Processes and Natural Hazards
Introduction to Natural Hazards
Earthquakes and Related Phenomena
Volcanic Activity
Rivers and Flooding
Slope Processes, Landslides, and Subsidence
Coastal Processes
Impact of Extraterrestrial Objects
Resources and Pollution
Water Resources
Water Pollution
Mineral Resources
Energy and Resources
Soils and Environment
Waste as a Resource: Waste Management
Air Pollution
Environmental Management, Global Perspectives, and Society
Global Climate Change
Geology, Society, and the Future