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Environmental Geology

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By: Lawrence Lundgren

Prentice-Hall (Pearson Education)

Hardback | Dec 1999 | Edition: 2 | #116850 | ISBN: 0137928130
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Designed for courses which deal with geology and environmental policy, and environmental decisions, usually called environmental geology, but taught at a more sophisticated level than the usual freshman (nonscience level) course in environmental geology. The text's purpose is to emphasize the importance of seeing environmental geology as a scientific field demanding steadily increasing attention to interaction with other disciplines, and understanding how environmental geology is shaped by the needs imposed by environmental policy and how it can help to shape environmental decisions.


I. ENVIRONMENTAL GEOLOGY: Environmental Concerns as Seen from a Geologic Perspective. 1. Environmental Geology And Environmental Decisions. II. LIVING DANGEROUSLY: Geologic Events and Processes Affecting Human Society. 2. Natural Hazards. 3. Volcanic Hazard. 4. Earthquake Hazards. 5. Landslide Hazards. 6. Subsidence And Uplift. 7. River Flood Hazards. 8. Coastal Flood And Storm Hazards. III. NATURAL RESOURCES: The Transformation of Natural Materials and Systems for Human Use. 9. Soils--Resources And Problems. 10. Water Resources. 11. Energy And Mineral Resources. 12. Coastal Resources--Potential And Constraints. 13. Contamination Of Soil, Sediment, And Water. 14. The Atmosphere, Oceans, and Global Change. 15. Environmental Geology and Environmental Risk. Appendix 1: Plate Tectonics And Sea-Floor Spreading: The Geologic Framework of Volcanic And Earthquake Hazards. Appendix 2: Case Study Maps and Conversion Tables. Index.

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