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Environmental Geology: The Importance of Geology and the Human Environment


By: Matthew R Bennett and Peter Doyle

501 pages, B/w photos, figs, tabs, maps

John Wiley & Sons

Paperback | Aug 1997 | #67955 | ISBN: 0471974595
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Provides a comprehensive introduction to the subject of environmental geology - the interaction of humans with the geological environment. This book is the first of its kind to recognise that the true challenge of environmental geology does not lie in rural areas or in the green issues. The urban areas, with 50% of the world's population living on 1 per cent on the earth's surface, are the most challenging, in respect of human interaction with the geological environment. It is here that the practical challenges in environmental geology lie.


Environmental Geology: Definition, Scope and Tools. The Geology of Resource Management. Economic Mineral Resources. Construction Resources: Geomaterials. Water Resources. Aesthetic and Scientific Geological Resources. Engineering Geology. Engineering Geology in Extreme Environments. Waste and Pollution Management. The Geology of Natural Hazards. Exogenic Hazards. Endogenic Hazards. Environmental Geology: An Urban Concept. Index.

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