ISBN 9781259058479,Environmental Geology : Ecology, Resource And Hazard Management

Environmental Geology : Ecology, Resource And Hazard Management



Tata McGraw - Hill Education

Publication Year 2013

ISBN 9781259058479

ISBN-10 1259058476


Edition 2nd
Number of Pages 664 Pages
Language (English)

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The first of its kind to be applicable to the Indian environment, this comprehensive reference work uses the backdrop of geology to weave together components of earth process mechanisms, ecological systems, usage of earth resources such as land, soil, water and minerals and accelerated activities of people looking for facilities and engineering techniques to contain adverse consequences on the biosphere. Multidisciplinary in coverage and holistic in approach, the book discusses the causes of degradation of our environment alongside the implications of resource depletion and suggests ways and means of combating the problems. Salient features include: Resource management and restoration of environment by pursuing eco-development Coping with natural hazards and reducing risk factors Pursuing development through engineering measures without endangering ecosystems Alternative options of energy generation without threatening the landscape Global warming and problems of pollution and measures of combating it Lucid and comprehensive, this updated Second Edition will prove invaluable for planners, architects, practicing engineers, geologists, ecologists and students of geology, civil engineering, environmental engineering and ecology. TABLE OF CONTENTS Part-I. Perspective Preamble: Dimensions of Environmental Stress 1. Spectrum of Environmental Geology 2. Ecological Perspective of Environment Part-II. Resources 3. Land - Its Use and Management 4. Soils - Types, Distresses and Conservation 5. Water Resources - Hydrogeological Considerations, Problems and Management 6. Conservation of Mineral Resources and Impacts of Mining Part-III. Deterioration 7. Erosion - Causes and Control 8. Desertification and Degradation of Land Part-IV. Natural Hazards 9. Natural Hazards, their Zoning and Risk Assessment 10. Earthquakes and Seismic Hazards 11. Instability of Hill - slopes and Landslides 12. Hazards in the Snowy Mountains 13. Floods and Flood Management 14. Coastal Hazards - Cyclones and Tsunamis 15. Volcanic Hazards Part-V. Development and Geotechnology 16. Scope of Engineering Geology and Geotechnics 17. Dams and Reservoirs: Geotechnical Considerations and Environmental Impact 18. Foundations of Buildings and Bridges 19. Geotechnical Considerations in Road and Canal Construction and Environmental Implications 20. Geotechnics of Tunnels Part-VI. Pollution and Energy 21. Problems of Pollution and Wastes 22. Global Warming and Climate Change Part-VII. Alternative Sources of Energy 23. Renewable Sources of Energy