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Resources of the Earth : Origin, Use, and Environmental Impact

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

ISBN13: 978-0134570297

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ISBN13: 978-0134570297
ISBN10: 0134570294
Cover type: Hardback
Edition/Copyright: 2ND 96
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.
Published: 1996
International: No

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Resources of the Earth : Origin, Use, and Environmental Impact - 2ND 96 edition

ISBN13: 978-0134570297

James R. Craig, David J. Vaughan and Brian J. Skinner

ISBN13: 978-0134570297
ISBN10: 0134570294
Cover type: Hardback
Edition/Copyright: 2ND 96
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.

Published: 1996
International: No
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.


Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Minerals : The Foundations of Society.
Chapter 2. The Origins of Mineral Resources.
Chapter 3. Earth's Resources Through History.
Chapter 4. Environmental Impacts of Resource Exploitation and Use.
Chapter 5. Energy From Fossil Fuels.
Chapter 6. Energy for the Future - Nuclear Power and Other Possible Alternatives.
Chapter 7. Abundant Metals.
Chapter 8. The Geochemically Scare Metals.
Chapter 9. Fertilizer and Chemical Minerals.
Chapter 10. Building Materials and Other Industrial Minerals.
Chapter 11. Water Resources.
Chapter 12. Soil as a Resource.
Chapter 13. Future Resources.



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