Introduction to Environmental Geology, 5th edition

  • Edward A. Keller

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With Introduction to Environmental Geology, you'll develop a clear understanding of how geology and humanity interact. The text uses real-world examples to illuminate 5 key geological themes: human population growth; sustainability; Earth as a system; hazardous Earth processes; and scientific knowledge and values.

Published by Pearson (July 14th 2021) - Copyright © 2012

ISBN-13: 9780137505760

Subject: Earth Science

Category: Environmental Geology

Table of contents

Brief Contents

PART ONE Foundations of Environmental Geology

  • Chapter 1 Philosophy and Fundamental Concepts
  • Chapter 2 Internal Structure of Earth and Plate Tectonics
  • Chapter 3 Minerals and Rocks
  • Chapter 4 Ecology and Geology

PART TWO Earth Processes and Natural Hazards

  • Chapter 5 Introduction to Natural Hazards
  • Chapter 6 Earthquakes and Related Phenomena
  • Chapter 7 Tsunami (new chapter)
  • Chapter 8 Volcanic Activity
  • Chapter 9 Rivers and Flooding
  • Chapter 10 Slope Processes, Landslides, and Subsidence
  • Chapter 11 Coastal Processes
  • Chapter 12 Impact of Extraterrestrial Objects

PART THREE Resources and Pollution

  • Chapter 13 Water Resources
  • Chapter 14 Water Pollution
  • Chapter 15 Mineral Resources
  • Chapter 16 Energy Resources
  • Chapter 17 Soils and Environment

PART FOUR Environmental Management, Global Perspective, and Society

  • Chapter 18 Global Climate Change
  • Chapter 19 Geology, Society, and the Future

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