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Geosciences, Environment and Man

Series: Developments in Earth and Environmental Sciences Volume: 1

Edited By: H Chamley

Elsevier

Hardback | Dec 2003 | #143764 | ISBN: 0444514228
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Paperback | Dec 2003 | #143765 | ISBN: 0444514252
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Considers three major topics: human risks against natural hazards, types and consequences of Earth's natural resources exploitation, and disequilibria caused by human activities on solid Earth.

J.W. Green ...will serve as a good summary environmental geology book. Choice Reviews J. Matschullat ...This new textbook stands out for several reasons: it is well made, it is partly provocative, and it is comprehensive in the sense that the author successfully wrote an encompassing book without becoming boring. ...Chamley has delivered a highly recommendable textbook. Environmental Geology


Contents

The Earth-Man encounter: Population explosion; Human occupancy steps; Main natural hazards; Main man-induced impacts and risks; Perspectives. Part I The Man facing Earth hazards: Earthquakes; Volcanic eruptions; Land movements; Wind and water hazards. Part II Exploiting Geological Resources: Earth materials and ores; Underground water; Radioactivity. Part III Earth facing man activities: Soils; Cities, industries, and communications; Chemical contamination of Earth surface formations; Regional to global change of Earth fluid envelopes, and impact on solid Earth.

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