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Geology and the Environment

Geology and the Environment
Author: Bernard W. Pipkin - Dee D. Trent - Richard Hazlett
ISBN 13: 9780538737555
ISBN 10: 538737557
Edition: 6
Publisher: Brooks Cole
Publication Date: 2010-06-17
Format: Paperback
Pages: 592
List Price: $331.95

Emphasizing the relationships between humans and geologic processes, this textbook covers plate tectonics, earthquakes, volcanoes, soil, weathering and erosion, mass wasting and subsidence, fresh-water resources, hydrologic hazards, coastal environments, glaciation and climate change, arid lands and desertification, mineral resources, energy, and waste management. The authors have taught at the University of Southern California, Citrus College, and Pomona College. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR


A book/CD-ROM text package for a one-semester undergraduate course for students with little or no science background, featuring color photos and case studies. Sections examine geologic principles, processes, and phenomena and relate them to human activities. This third edition adds chapter openers, and new material on recent natural disasters. The CD- ROM contains activities with simulations, animations, and live data. Pipkin is affiliated with the University of Southern California. Trent is affiliated with Citrus College. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)