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About this book
About this book
Provides an up-to-date comprehensive treatment - from fundamental geologic principles to the specifics of environmental law and geologic hazards. Discusses both processes and environmental issues and details, where appropriate, the quantification of geologic processes.
I. FOUNDATIONS OF ENVIRONMENTAL GEOLOGY. 1. Philosophy and Fundamental Concepts. 2. Earth Materials and Processes. 3. Soils and Environment. II. HAZARDOUS EARTH PROCESSES. 4. Natural Hazards: An Overview. 5. Rivers and Flooding. 6. Landslides and Related Phenomena. 7. Earthquakes and Related Phenomena. 8. Volcanic Activity. 9. Coastal Hazards. III. HUMAN INTERACTION WITH THE ENVIRONMENT. 10. Water: Process, Supply, and Use. 11. Water Pollution and Treatment. 12. Waste Management. 13. The Geologic Aspects of Environmental Health. IV. MINERALS, ENERGY, AND ENVIRONMENT. 14. Mineral Resources and Environment. 15. Energy and Environment. V. GLOBAL CHANGE, LAND USE, AND DECISION MAKING. 16. Global Change and Earth System Science. 17. Air Pollution. 18. Landscape Evaluation and Land Use. Glossary. Index.
EDWARD A. KELLER is professor of environmental geology at the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he holds a joint appointment with the Environmental Studies Program and the Department of Geological Sciences. Professor Keller's research focuses on natural hazards, including wildfire, flooding, and earthquakes. He is also evaluating the environmental impacts of ecotourism. Professor Keller received his doctorate from Purdue University in 1973; as a graduate student, he wrote the first five chapters of the first edition of Environmental Geology. Professor Keller enjoys teaching and research, and hopes his textbooks help students to appreciate geology and to assist them in becoming better and more informed citizens in our complex world.