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Introduction to Environmental Geology, CourseSmart eTextbook, 5th Edition

By Edward A. Keller

Published by Prentice Hall

Published Date: Sep 8, 2011

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This text focuses on helping non-science majors develop an understanding of how geology and humanity interact. Ed Keller–the author who first defined the environmental geology curriculum–focuses on five fundamental concepts of environmental geology: Human Population Growth, Sustainability, Earth as a System, Hazardous Earth Processes, and Scientific Knowledge and Values. These concepts are introduced at the outset of the text, integrated throughout the text, and revisited at the end of each chapter. The Fifth Edition emphasizes currency, which is essential to this dynamic subject, and strengthens Keller’s hallmark “Fundamental Concepts of Environmental Geology,” unifying the text’s diverse topics while applying the concepts to real-world examples.
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Table of Contents

PART ONE Foundations of Environmental Geology
Chapter 1 Philosophy and Fundamental Concepts
Chapter 2 Internal Structure of Earth and Plate Tectonics
Chapter 3 Minerals and Rocks
Chapter 4 Ecology and Geology

PART TWO Earth Processes and Natural Hazards
Chapter 5 Introduction to Natural Hazards
Chapter 6 Earthquakes and Related Phenomena
Chapter 7 Tsunami (new chapter)
Chapter 8 Volcanic Activity
Chapter 9 Rivers and Flooding
Chapter 10 Slope Processes, Landslides, and Subsidence
Chapter 11 Coastal Processes
Chapter 12 Impact of Extraterrestrial Objects

PART THREE Resources and Pollution
Chapter 13 Water Resources
Chapter 14 Water Pollution
Chapter 15 Mineral Resources
Chapter 16 Energy Resources
Chapter 17 Soils and Environment

PART FOUR Environmental Management, Global Perspective, and Society
Chapter 18 Global Climate Change
Chapter 19 Geology, Society, and the Future

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Introduction to Environmental Geology, CourseSmart eTextbook, 5th Edition
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$78.99 | ISBN-13: 978-0-321-74136-3