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IntroductionTo Environmental Geology -With Access

IntroductionTo Environmental Geology -With Access - 5th edition

ISBN13: 978-0321727510

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ISBN13: 978-0321727510
ISBN10: 0321727517
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 5TH 12
Copyright: 2012
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.
Published: 2012
International: No
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IntroductionTo Environmental Geology -With Access - 5TH 12 edition

ISBN13: 978-0321727510

Edward A. Keller

ISBN13: 978-0321727510
ISBN10: 0321727517
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 5TH 12
Copyright: 2012
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.
Published: 2012
International: No
Summary

This text focuses on helping non-science majors develop an understanding of how geology and humanity interact. Ed Keller--the author who first defined the environmental geology curriculum--focuses on five fundamental concepts of environmental geology: Human Population Growth, Sustainability, Earth as a System, Hazardous Earth Processes, and Scientific Knowledge and Values. These concepts are introduced at the outset of the text, integrated throughout the text, and revisited at the end of each chapter. The Fifth Edition emphasizes currency, which is essential to this dynamic subject, and strengthens Keller's hallmark "Fundamental Concepts of Environmental Geology," unifying the text's diverse topics while applying the concepts to real-world examples.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents
PART ONE Foundations of Environmental Geology
Chapter 1 Philosophy and Fundamental Concepts Chapter 2 Internal Structure of Earth and Plate Tectonics Chapter 3 Minerals and Rocks Chapter 4 Ecology and Geology

PART TWO Earth Processes and Natural Hazards
Chapter 5 Introduction to Natural Hazards Chapter 6 Earthquakes and Related Phenomena
Chapter 7 Tsunami (new chapter)
Chapter 8 Volcanic Activity Chapter 9 Rivers and Flooding Chapter 10 Slope Processes, Landslides, and Subsidence Chapter 11 Coastal Processes Chapter 12 Impact of Extraterrestrial Objects

PART THREE Resources and Pollution
Chapter 13 Water Resources Chapter 14 Water Pollution Chapter 15 Mineral Resources Chapter 16 Energy Resources Chapter 17 Soils and Environment

PART FOUR Environmental Management, Global Perspective, and Society
Chapter 18 Global Climate Change Chapter 19 Geology, Society, and the Future