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Environmental Geology - Study Guide

Environmental Geology - Study Guide - 96 edition

Environmental Geology - Study Guide - 96 edition

ISBN13: 9780471310334

ISBN10: 0471310336

Environmental Geology - Study Guide by Barbara W. Murck - ISBN 9780471310334
Edition: 96
Copyright: 1996
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Published: 1996
International: No
Environmental Geology - Study Guide by Barbara W. Murck - ISBN 9780471310334

ISBN13: 9780471310334

ISBN10: 0471310336

Edition: 96

Summary

An absorbing exploration of the human-planet relationship. Describes how Earth processes influence our lives on a daily basis and how human actions alter the natural functioning of Earth systems. Explains how to distinguish the effects of anthopogenic change from natural change and be able to predict the impact of both.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

GEOLOGIC FRAMEWORK.

Earth Systems and Cycles.
Earth Structure and Materials.

HAZARDOUS GEOLOGIC PROCESSES.

Earthquakes.
Volcanic Eruptions.
Tsunamis.
Landslides and Mass Wasting.
Subsidence.
Floods.
Hazards of Ocean and Weather.
Meteorite Impacts.

USING AND CARING FOR EARTH RESOURCES.

Energy from Fossil Fuels.
Energy Alternatives.
Mineral Resources.
Soil Resources.
Water Resources.

HUMAN IMPACTS ON THE ENVIRONMENT.

Waste Disposal.
Contaminants in the Geologic Environment.
Atmospheric Change.