Having originally defined the Environmental Geology course, this is considered the most comprehensive yet readable book for your course level. Keller continues to offer the most detailed, current research available. He covers a wide range of topics, discussing everything from fundamental geologic principles to the specifics of environmental law and geologic hazards, from a truly environmental perspective. The Ninth Edition emphasizes the engineering geology approach, especially in the discussion of soil and rock mechanics and landslides.
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)