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Resources of the Earth : Origin, Use, and Environmental Impact - 2nd edition

Resources of the Earth : Origin, Use, and Environmental Impact (ISBN10: 0134570294; ISBN13: 9780134570297)
ISBN13: 978-0134570297
ISBN10: 0134570294

Summary: A balanced, broad based, up-to-date presentation of the occurrence, availability, and usage of Earth's mineral resources. Completely updated and expanded, this edition includes greater emphasis on the environment. Features
  • Does not require extensive scientific background.
  • Coverage of all important types of resources (energy, metallic, nonmetallic, water, soi
    l).
  • Discusses the environmental impact of resource exploitation and usage.
  • Provides historical perspectives in an overview chapter as well as in the discussions of all resources so students can understand not only what is used, but how usage has changed over time.
  • NEW - Chapter on the origin of resources (Chapter 2).
  • NEW - "Focal points" chapter objectives listed at the beginning of each chapter to help guide students as they read.
  • NEW - Special interest boxes added on acid rain, the dust bowl, synthetic diamonds, etc.

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Summary: A balanced, broad based, up-to-date presentation of the occurrence, availability, and usage of Earth's mineral resources. Completely updated and expanded, this edition includes greater emphasis on the environment. Features
  • Does not require extensive scientific background.
  • Coverage of all important types of resources (energy, metallic, nonmetallic, water, soil).
  • Discusses the environmental impact of resource exploitation and usage.
  • Provides historical perspectives in an overview chapter as well as in the discussions of all resources so students can understand not only what is used, but how usage has changed over time.
  • NEW - Chapter on the origin of resources (Chapter 2).
  • NEW - "Focal points" chapter objectives listed at the beginning of each chapter to help guide students as they read.
  • NEW - Special interest boxes added on acid rain, the dust bowl, synthetic diamonds, etc.

...show less

Edition/Copyright: 2ND 96
Cover: Hardback
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.
Published: 05/28/1996
International: No

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