Environmental Geology

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1260547795 · 9781260547795
Environmental Geology, presents the student with a broad overview of environmental geology. The text looks both at how the earth developed into its present condition and where matters seem to be moving for the future. It is hoped that this knowledge … Read More
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Section One Foundations

1 Planet and Population:An Overview

2 Rocks and Minerals—A First Look

Section Two Internal Processes

3 Plate Tectonics

4 Earthquakes

5 Volcanoes

Section Three Surface Processes

6 Streams and Flooding

7 Coastal Zones and Processes

8 Mass Movements

9 Ice and Glaciers, Wind and Deserts

10 Climate—Past, Present, and Future

Section Four Resources

11 Groundwater andWater Resources

12 Weathering, Erosion,and Soil Resources

13 Mineral and Rock Resources

14 Energy Resources—Fossil Fuels

15 Energy Resources—Alternative Sources

Section Five Waste Disposal, Pollution, and Health

16 Waste Disposal

17 Water Pollution

18 Air Pollution

Section Six Other Related Topics

19 Environmental Law and Policy

20 Land-Use Planning and Engineering Geology

Appendix A Geologic Time, Geologic Process Rates

Appendix B Mineral and Rock Identification


Environmental Geology, presents the student with a broad overview of environmental geology. The text looks both at how the earth developed into its present condition and where matters seem to be moving for the future. It is hoped that this knowledge will provide the student with a useful foundation for discussing and evaluating specific environmental issues, as well as for developing ideas about how the problems should be solved.

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