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Environmental Geology, 9th edition

Published by Pearson (January 21st 2010) - Copyright © 2011

9th edition

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Overview

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.

Table of contents

PART ONE: FOUNDATIONS OF ENVIRONMENTAL GEOLOGY

Chapter 1: Philosophy and Fundamental Concepts
Chapter 2:  Earth Materials and Process
Chapter 3: Soils and Environment
Chapter 4: Geology and Ecosystems

PART TWO: HAZARDOUS EARTH PROCESSES

Chapter 5: Introduction to Natural Hazards
Chapter 6: Rivers and Flooding
Chapter 7: Landslides and Related Phenomena
Chapter 8: Earthquakes and Related Phenomena
Chapter 9: Volcanic Activity
Chapter 10: Coastal Hazards: Coastal Erosion and Hurricanes
Chapter 11: Impact of Extraterrestrial Objects

PART THREE: RESOURCES AND POLLUTION

Chapter 12: Water Resources
Chapter 13: Water Pollution
Chapter 14: Mineral Resources and Environment
Chapter 15: Energy and Environment

PART FOUR: GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE AND SOCIETY

Chapter 16: Global Climate Change
Chapter 17: Geology and Society

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