This book offers one of the most comprehensive, up-to-date treatments of environmental geology available—from fundamental geologic principles to the specifics of environmental law and geological hazards. It fully discusses both processes and environmental issues, and where appropriate, includes boxes with quantification of processes. Case Histories and examples reflect a cross-section of the United States, and Special Features boxes highlight "classic" and recent environmental disasters. Features high-quality photographs and illustrations throughout.
Earth Materials and Processes. Soils and Environment. Natural Hazards: An Overview. Rivers and Flooding. Landslides and Related Phenomena. Earthquakes and Related Phenomena. Volcanic Activity. Coastal Hazards. Water: Process, Supply, and Use. Water Pollution and Treatment. Waste Management. The Geologic Aspects of Environmental Health. Mineral Resources and Environment. Energy and Environment. Global Change and Earth System Science. Air Pollution. Landscape Evaluation and Land Use.
For geologists, environmental scientists, and foresters.
An introduction to the study of applied geology, designed for students with no previous geology courses. Sections on fundamental concepts, hazardous earth processes, human interaction with the environment, minerals and energy, and land use and decision making contain color photos and diagrams, chapter objectives, key terms, and study questions. This seventh edition contains new material on water management and water pollution, air pollution, and earth system science and global change. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)