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Earth Resources and the Environment, CourseSmart eTextbook, 4th Edition

By James R. Craig, David J. Vaughan, Brian J. Skinner

Published by Prentice Hall

Published Date: Jan 6, 2010

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Balanced, broad-based, and up-to-date, this comprehensive text explores the nature and critical issues of earth resources and the impacts that resource usage has on the earth environment. The authors offer full coverage of all major types of earth resources–energy, metallic, nonmetallic, water, soil. A minimal scientific background is assumed. CourseSmart textbooks do not include any media or print supplements that come packaged with the bound book.

Table of Contents

1. Minerals: The Foundations of Society
2. Plate Tectonics and the Origins of Resources
3. Earth Resources Through History
4. Environmental Impacts of Resource Exploitation and Use
5. Energy From Fossil Fuels
6. Nuclear and Renewable Energy Sources
7. Abundant Metals
8. The Geochemically Scarce Metals
9. Fertilizer and Chemical Minerals
10. Building Materials and Other Industrial Minerals
11. Water Resources
12. Soil as a Resource
13. Future Resources

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Earth Resources and the Environment, CourseSmart eTextbook, 4th Edition
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$63.99 | ISBN-13: 978-0-321-69722-6