ISBN 9789339221256,Environmental Geology

Environmental Geology



Tata McGraw - Hill Education

Publication Year 2015

ISBN 9789339221256

ISBN-10 9339221257


Number of Pages 558 Pages
Language (English)


Environmental Geology, tenth edition, presents the student with a broad overview of environmental geology. The text looks both at how the earth developed into its present condition and where matters seem to be moving for the future. It is hoped that this knowledge will provide the student with a useful foundation for discussing and evaluating specific environmental issues, as well as for developing ideas about how the problems should be solved.

Book Features:

Data on global temperature changes, water levels, soil erosion, U.S. air quality and air pollutants have all been updated
New data on land cover/use, recent population change and population density for the U.S. are all examined
Over 150 new photos and illustrations
Table of Contents:

Section 1: Foundations

An Overview of Our Planetary Environment
Rocks and Minerals - A First Look
Section 2: Internal Processes

Plate Tectonics
Section 3: Surface Processes

Streams and Flooding
Coastal Zones and Processes
Mass Movements
Ice and Glaciers, Wind and Deserts
Climate - Past, Present and Future
Section 4: Resources

Water as a Resource
Soil as a Resource
Mineral and Rock Resources
Energy Resources - Fossil Fuels
Energy Resources - Alternative Sources
Section 5: Waste Disposal, Pollution and Health

Waste Disposal
Water Pollution
Air Pollution
Section 6: Other Related Topics

Environmental Law and Policy
Land-Use Planning and Engineering Geology
Appendix A: Geologic Time, Geologic Process Rates
Appendix B: Introduction to Topographic and Geologic Maps and Remotely Sensed Imagery
Appendix C: Mineral and Rock Identification