Books  Physical Sciences  Earth & Planetary Sciences  Earth & Planetary Sciences: General 

Investigations in Environmental Geology

Handbook / Manual

By: Duncan Foley (Author), Garry D McKenzie (Author), Russell O Utgard (Author)

320 pages, illustrations, maps

Prentice-Hall (Pearson Education)

Spiralbound | Dec 2008 | Edition: 3 | #206589 | ISBN-13: 9780131420649
Availability: Usually dispatched within 1-2 weeks Details
NHBS Price: £41.99 $51/€47 approx

About this book

Teaching students to make wise choices in a geologically active world, Investigations in Environmental Geology covers current issues within the scope of four content sections. Introduction to geology, natural hazards, water resources, geologic resources and planning are addressed within 18 inquiry-based exercises. Broad introductions and content embedded into each exercise make Investigations in Environmental Geology appropriate as a stand-alone guide for the classroom.


1. Earth,s Materials, Geologic Time, and Geologic Processes
2. Maps, Aerial Photographs and Satellite Images
3. Measurements, Basic Calculations and Conversions, and Graphs
4. Volcanoes, Volcanic Products, and Volcanic Hazards
5. Hazards of Mount St. Helens
6. Earthquake Epicenters, Intensities, Risks, Faults, Nonstructural Hazards and Preparation
7. The Loma Prieta Earthquake of 1989, and Forecasting Earthquakes in the Bay Region
8. Landslides and Avalanches
9. Subsidence
10. River Floods
11. Coastal Hazards
12. Groundwater Hydrology
13. Water Quality Data and Pollution Sources
14. Lake and River Contamination from Industrial Waste
15. Groundwater and Surface Water Contamination from Resource Extraction
16. Groundwater Overdraft and Saltwater Intrusion
17. Geology and Regional Planning
18. Global Change and Sustainability

Write a review

There are currently no reviews for this product. Be the first to review this product!


Duncan Foley is a Professor in the Geoscience Department at Pacific Lutheran University. Dr. Garry D. McKenzie is Associate Professor, Geological Sciences at The Ohio State University. Dr. Russell Utgard is Faculty Emeritus of Geological Sciences at The Ohio State University.

Bestsellers in this subject

The Goldilocks Planet

NHBS Price: £10.99 $13/€12 approx

Glaciated Continental Margins: An Atlas of Acoustic Images

NHBS Price: £71.99 $88/€81 approx

A Concise Geologic Time Scale: 2016

NHBS Price: £33.99 $42/€38 approx

Accretion of Extraterrestrial Matter Throughout Earth's History

NHBS Price: £138.00 $169/€155 approx