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Earth Resources and the Environment

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ISBN-10: 0321676483

ISBN-13: 9780321676481

Edition: 4th 2011

Authors: James R. Craig, David J. Vaughan, Brian J. Skinner

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Balanced, broad-based, and up to date, this comprehensive text explores the nature and critical issues of earth resources and the impacts that resource usage has on the earth environment. The authors offer full coverage of all major types of earth resources-energy, metallic, nonmetallic, water, soil. A minimal scientific background is assumed. Minerals: The Foundations of Society; Plate Tectonics and the Origins of Resources; Earth Resources Through History; Environmental Impacts of Resource Exploitation and Use; Energy From Fossil Fuels; Nuclear and Renewable Energy Sources; Abundant Metals; The Geochemically Scarce Metals; Fertilizer and Chemical Minerals; Building Materials and Other…    
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Book details

List price: $183.00
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 1/15/2010
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 528
Size: 8.70" wide x 10.98" long x 1.02" tall
Weight: 3.322
Language: English

Matthew Parris was born in Africa in 1949 and grew up in Cyprus, Rhodesia, Jamaica and Britain. He became an MP in 1979, and after seven years a Conservative MP he became the regular parliamentary sketchwriter for The Times. His books include his autobiography Chance Witness, Read My Lips, Scorn with Added Vitriol, and Inca-Kola. Parris is a regular travel writer, reviewer, broadcaster and columnist, and has presented Great Lives since 2006.

Minerals: the Foundations of Society
Plate Tectonics and the Origins of Resources
Earth Resources Through History
Environmental Impacts of Resource Exploitation and Use
Energy From Fossil Fuels
Nuclear and Renewable Energy Sources
Abundant Metals
The Geochemically Scarce Metals
Fertilizer and Chemical Minerals
Building Materials and Other Industrial Minerals
Water Resources
Soil as a Resource
Future Resources