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CASE STUDIES are designed to introduce real-world examples by highlighting specific events or topics directly related to each specific discussion. Examples include financial bonding of mines and one documenting attempts to control desertification in China.
Chapter 1 (Humans, Geology, and the Environment) emphasizes the significance of student decision-making by including material on careers, resources and relevancy, and a table illustrating important environmental legislation.
CONSIDER THIS interaction questions in each chapter appear within the narrative, encouraging student to hone their critical-thinking skills.
Praised by students and instructors for their conceptual emphasis, Pipkin/Trent/Hazlett's end-of-chapter SUMMARIES are organized around the chapter outline to provide a concise review.
Unique PHOTO GALLERIES located before the end-of-chapter material engage students by reinforcing the applicable concept(s) while illustrating how the beauty of nature is formed through geologic processes.
GEOLOGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT incorporates multiple aspects of environmental geology such as environmental law, land-use planning, engineering geology, and medical geology, into discussion of each geological phenomenon.
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