Introduction to Environmental Geology


Author: Edward A. Keller
Publisher: Pearson College Division
ISBN: 9780130338228
Category: Computers
Page: 564
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Written for the introductory, non-science student. Also appropriate for physical geology courses emphasizing an environmental perspective. From the author who defined the environmental geology course, this text presents geologic processes in context with their impact on humans, our lives and societies. The author's goal is to both create informed citizens and nurture an understanding of geologic science. *NEW- Focus on Five Fundamental Concepts of Environmental Geology- The text recognizes that (1) the majority of these students will never take another geology or science course, and (2) the primary goal of most instructors, therefore, is not to train scientist but to help create an informed citizenry. The Five Fundamental Concepts are designed to provide a memorable, transportable framework of understanding that the student can take from the class and use throughout life to make informed choices about their interaction with and effect on geologic processes. *NEW- Chapter 4 Introduction to Natural Hazards. *NEW- Chapter 15 Air Pollution. *NEW- Chapter 9 in the first edition covering Water: Resource and Pollution now split into two chapters, Chapter 10 Water Resource and Chapter 11 W

Introduction to Environmental Geology


Author: KELLER
Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed
ISBN: 0321830431
Category: Science
Page: 792
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This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. 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.

Living with Earth

An Introduction to Environmental Geology
Author: Travis Hudson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1315506599
Category: Science
Page: 576
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For many students with no science background, environmental geology may be one of the only science courses they ever take. Living With Earth: An Introduction to Environmental Geology is ideal for those students, fostering a better understanding of how they interact with Earth and how their actions can affect Earth's environmental health. The informal, reader-friendly presentation is organized around a few unifying perspectives: how the various Earth systems interact with one another; how Earth affects people (creating hazards but also providing essential resources); and how people affect Earth. Greater emphasis is placed on environment and sustainability than on geology, unlike other texts on the subject. Essential scientific foundations are presented - but the ultimate goal is to connect students proactively to their role as stakeholders in Earth's future.

Introduction to Environmental Geology


Author: Edward A. Keller
Publisher: Pearson College Division
ISBN: 9780130338228
Category: Computers
Page: 564
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Written for the introductory, non-science student. Also appropriate for physical geology courses emphasizing an environmental perspective. From the author who defined the environmental geology course, this text presents geologic processes in context with their impact on humans, our lives and societies. The author's goal is to both create informed citizens and nurture an understanding of geologic science. *NEW- Focus on Five Fundamental Concepts of Environmental Geology- The text recognizes that (1) the majority of these students will never take another geology or science course, and (2) the primary goal of most instructors, therefore, is not to train scientist but to help create an informed citizenry. The Five Fundamental Concepts are designed to provide a memorable, transportable framework of understanding that the student can take from the class and use throughout life to make informed choices about their interaction with and effect on geologic processes. *NEW- Chapter 4 Introduction to Natural Hazards. *NEW- Chapter 15 Air Pollution. *NEW- Chapter 9 in the first edition covering Water: Resource and Pollution now split into two chapters, Chapter 10 Water Resource and Chapter 11 W

Geologie für Dummies


Author: Alecia M. Spooner
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 3527687483
Category: Education
Page: 376
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Fragen Sie sich auch manchmal, warum die Erde so aussieht wie sie aussieht? Eiszeiten, Vulkanismus, Erosion, Meteoriteneinschläge - unser Planet hat in seiner Geschichte schon einiges mitgemacht. Und so vielgestaltig die Erde aussieht, so umfangreich und komplex ist auch das Thema Geologie. Aber keine Sorge, Alecia Spooner erklärt Ihnen leicht verständlich alles Wichtige, was es zum Thema Geologie zu wissen gibt: von den chemischen Grundlagen und der Bedeutung von Wind und Wasser für die Geowissenschaften bis zur Bildung und Bestimmung von Gesteinen. Sie erfahren alles Wissenswerte zu Konvektion, Plattentektonik, Mineralien, Fossilien, Erdbeben, Oberflächenprozessen, den geologischen Zeitaltern und vieles, vieles mehr. Nehmen Sie das Buch zur Hand und bringen Sie die Steine ins Rollen!

Sedimentgesteine im Gelände

Ein illustrierter Leitfaden
Author: D.A.V. Stow
Publisher: Spektrum Akademischer Verlag
ISBN: 9783827420152
Category: Science
Page: 315
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Konzepte und Vorstellungen ändern sich in der Sedimentologie schnell, was bleibt ist die Geländearbeit und die Erhebung von Daten als Basis der Wissenschaft. Dieses Buch ist ein Bestimmungsatlas, der hilft, Sedimentgesteine im Gelände zu erkennen und zu beschreiben. Der Benutzer erfährt, was er im Gelände beobachten und aufzeichnen muss, und wie er die Daten richtig interpretiert. Alle wesentlichen Arten von Sedimentgesteinen werden in über 450 hervorragenden Fotos und erklärenden Zeichnungen dargestellt. Im Einführungskapitel werden die Klassifikationen und die Haupttypen der Sedimentgesteine sowie auch deren wirtschaftliche Bedeutung vorgestellt. Der Autor beschreibt dann die wichtigsten Geländemethoden und die grundsätzlichen Eigenschaften von Sedimentgesteinen. Jedem Haupttyp von Sedimentgesteinen entspricht ein Kapitel. Der Interpretation von Fazies und Ablagerungsbedingungen ist im letzten Kapitel breiter Raum gewidmet. Das Buch ist ein unentbehrliches Hilfsmittel für Studenten der Geowissenschaften, Geologen im Beruf sowie für Amateure.

An Introduction to Economic Geology and Its Environmental Impact


Author: Anthony M. Evans
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1444313525
Category: Science
Page: 376
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As it has grown in length and level through successive edtions, the same author's Introduction to Ore Geology (now Ore Geology and Industrial Minerals) has left behind its original audience: first- and second -ear students. This new textbook, designed to fill that niche , was written specifically for introductory courses. Introduction to Economic Geology and Its Environmental Impact covers oil, coal, water and nuclear fuels, as well as economically important ores and bulk minerals. In keeping with current concerns and constraints, particular attention is paid to the impact of mining and drilling on the environment

Environmental geology

geology and the human environment
Author: Matthew R. Bennett,Peter Doyle
Publisher: Wiley
ISBN: 9780471974598
Category: Science
Page: 501
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Environmental Geology: geology and the human environment provides a comprehensive introduction to the subject of environmental geology - the interaction of humans with the geological environment. As a subject, environmental geology has grown in popularity with the rise of interest in environmental issues. Despite this, environmental geology is not a new subject but a meld of three related earth science disciplines: economic geology, engineering geology and applied geomorphology, each of which has been given a new focus through the need for greater environmental management. This book is the first of its kind to recognise that the true challenge of environmental geology does not lie in rural areas or in the green issues, but in the urban environment and its resource hinterland. By the year 2000, over 3.5 billion people, over 50% of the world's population, will live in urban areas covering just 1% of the earth's surface. It is here that human interaction with the geological environment is at its most intense: it is here that the practical challenges in environmental geology lie. Urban growth fuels the demand for mineral and water resources, tests our skills as engineering geologists, produces vast volumes of waste which must be managed, and increases human vulnerability to natural hazards. All of these topics are covered within this book. Environmental geology is a practical subject, and environmental geologists have a crucial role in managing our interaction with the geological environment. This textbook demonstrates how environmental geologists can make a practical contribution to managing this interaction allowing both sustained development and environmental conservation.

Fundamentals of Environmental Chemistry, Third Edition


Author: Stanley E. Manahan
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1420052691
Category: Science
Page: 1264
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Written by an expert, using the same approach that made the previous two editions so successful, Fundamentals of Environmental Chemistry, Third Edition expands the scope of book to include the strongly emerging areas broadly described as sustainability science and technology, including green chemistry and industrial ecology. The new edition includes: Increased emphasis on the applied aspects of environmental chemistry Hot topics such as global warming and biomass energy Integration of green chemistry and sustainability concepts throughout the text More and updated questions and answers, including some that require Internet research Lecturers Pack on CD-ROM with solutions manual, PowerPoint presentations, and chapter figures available upon qualifying course adoptions The book provides a basic course in chemical science, including the fundamentals of organic chemistry and biochemistry. The author uses real-life examples from environmetnal chemistry, green chemistry, and related areas while maintaining brevity and simplicity in his explanation of concepts. Building on this foundation, the book covers environmental chemistry, broadly defined to include sustainability aspects, green chemistry, industrial ecology, and related areas. These chapters are organized around the five environmental spheres, the hydrosphere, atmosphere, geosphere, biosphere, and the anthrosphere. The last two chapters discuss analytical chemistry and its relevance to environmental chemistry. Manahan’s clear, concise, and readable style makes the information accessible, regardless of the readers’ level of chemistry knowledge. He demystifies the material for those who need the basics of chemical science for their trade, profession, or study curriculum, as well as for readers who want to have an understanding of the fundamentals of sustainable chemistry in its crucial role in maintaining a livable planet.

Geology and the Environment


Author: Bernard W. Pipkin,Dee D. Trent,Richard Hazlett,Paul Bierman
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1133418341
Category: Science
Page: 592
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Pipkin/Trent/Hazlett/Bierman's GEOLOGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT explores the relationship between humans and the geologic hazards, processes, and resources that surround us. This stellar author team has the most field expertise, and the greatest depth of experience in bringing this knowledge to the student of any in this market. In the 6th edition of this tested market leader the authors have fully integrated coverage of how climate change and global warming impact geologic processes. Both human and non-human-induced climate change topics are discussed in a newly developed chapter called The Earth System and Climate Change. This chapter sets the context for understanding how Man's interaction with the Earth System is a contributor to climate change and global warming. The acclaimed Case Studies feature at the end of chapters now includes 10 cases on climate change and global warming topics. GEOLOGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT is written with an emphasis on how geology can improve the human condition. This new edition updates demographic statistics and the problems of overpopulation, reviewing what we have to do in order to create a sustainable society for the next generation. The new edition also introduces a new feature called Questions to Ponder, which further encourages students to think critically about pressing issues of social and environmental importance. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

An Introduction to Physical Geography and the Environment


Author: Joseph Holden
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 9780131217614
Category: Science
Page: 664
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"An Introduction to Physical Geography and the Environment "provides a comprehensive overview of the major topics within physical geography, including climate, landform evolution, biogeography, oceans, environmental management, quaternary environmental change and remote sensing. Richly supported throughout by examples drawn from Europe and the wider world, this highly illustrated text will stimulate interest and actively engage students. It looks closely at processes and environmental change and encourages students to apply their understanding to consider contemporary environmental problems. Each chapter is written by a leading specialist in their field to provide informative, expert and practical coverage. Main features - An integrative thematic structure provides clear and comprehensible organisation to the material. The book is split into five parts, each with a part opener describing the main themes and links between the chapters within that part. - A wide range of pedagogical features helps to clarify, extend and apply studentsA understanding of the fundamental issues. This is comprised of: - Five categories of boxed feature that explore and illustrate topics and concepts - "fundamental principles, techniques, environmental change, new directions and case studies." - Reflective questions thatinvite the reader to think about and further explore what they have just read. Useful for consolidating learning, these are found at the end of each major section of every chapter. - Also included are learning objectives, a summary, a comprehensive glossary, and an annotated list of further reading and weblinks - An innovative website accompanies the text. Thisincludes resources for the lecturer and student to assist teaching and further explore topics covered in the main text. To explore the online resources, please go to the dedicated companion website at www.booksites.net/holden For lecturers: - There is a password protected site with power point slides, and field exercise ideas. For students: - There are multiple choice questions for each chapter, interactive numerical models, an annotated bibliography, list of weblinks and a comprehensive glossary. "An Introduction to Physical Geography and the Environment" is an essential textbook for undergraduate students taking courses in geography, the environment and environmental science and also suitable for those studying earth sciences, geology, environmental management and other related environmental courses.

Geology and Environment In Britain and Ireland


Author: Nigel Woodcock
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 0203498909
Category: Science
Page: 174
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A complete introductory text on an increasingly popular subject, "Geology and Environment in Britain and Ireland" aims to provide suitably broad coverage for students requiring a treatment clearly foucused on familiar examples but retaining a global perspective. The book summarizes for Earth and environmental scientists the ways in which geology relates to the natural environmentand to the humand activites that it supports. The natural environment is more than the oceans, the atmosphere and the diversity of the land surface. It extends below the ground and stretches back in time through the Earth's history. These environmental dimensions are the concern of geology. First, the book summarizes the geological influences on society through control of landscape and human geography, and through the threats posed by hazards such as landslides, subsidence and earhquakes. Next, the many Earth resources that support human activity are described: land, water, construction materials minerals, coal, oil, and gas. How are they formed or replenished? Which resources are are sustainable for use over more than the immediate geological future? Thirdly, the impacts of human activity an the Earth are examined - the results of extracting geological resources, of intentionally engineering the environment, and of carelessly polluting land and underground water supplies. Perhaps most serious of all is atmospheric pollution caused by burning geological fuels, threatening global change on scales only familiar from the geological record. This book is published at a pivotal point in the history of geology. Scientists who, for a century and a half, have been preoccupied with finding Earth resources are increasingly being asked where on Earth to dispose of the effluents from using them. "Geology and Environment in Britain and Ireland" provides a comapct, abundantly illustrated summary of both sides of this dilemma. Its final chapter breaks new ground in opening a debate on the ethical basis of applied geology - a debate which is needed to steer the subject into the 21st century. The book should be of use to undergraduates in geology or environmental sciences, to accompany a taught course on applied geology or as supplementary reading to their first year of geology. A-level students in geology, geography or environmental science should find it a useful reference. Professional geologists and environmental scientists should value the book as a broad but concise survey of the subject, as a helpful compilation of data, and as a guide to primary date sources. Readers outside the British Isles should find it an invaluable overview of the application of geology in the region. Nigel Woodcock teaches geology in both the Department of Earth Sciences and Clare College in the University of Cambridge. He has published over 80 scientific papers, mainly in the fields of structural geology, sedimentology and environmental geology, and is a prolific reviewer of geological books. He has extensive field experience in Turkey, Cyprus, Greece, and particularly in Britain and Irelansd. This book is intended for first-year undergraduate students in departments of geology, Earth sciences, environmental sciences, environmental studies, civil engineering, taking an introductory course on environmental geology or geology and the environment.

Introduction to Medical Geology


Author: C. B. Dissanayake,Rohana Chandrajith
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3642004857
Category: Science
Page: 297
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Over two billion people live in tropical lands. Most of them live in intimate contact with the immediate geological environment, obtaining their food and water directly from it. The unique geochemistry of these tropical environments have a marked influence on their health, giving rise to diseases that affect millions of people. The origin of these diseases is geologic as exemplified by dental and skeletal fluorosis, iodine deficiency disorders, trace element imbalances to name a few. This book, one of the first of its kind, serves as an excellent introduction to the emerging discipline of Medical Geology.

Environmental science

earth as a living planet
Author: Daniel B. Botkin,Edward A. Keller
Publisher: Wiley
ISBN: 9780471488163
Category: Science
Page: 664
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To understand the news, you need to understand the science Just read the headlines. Whether it's global warming, arctic drilling, or expanding industrial nations, the news is filled with stories about environmental issues. To understand the news, you have to understand the science. With Botkin and Keller's Fifth Edition of "Environmental Science, " you'll have the opportunity to develop a firm foundation of scientific knowledge, so you can think through environmental issues and make your own decisions regarding the environment. There's much more to explore online! You can use your knowledge of environmental science to explore real and pressing environmental issues online with the Student Companion Site at www.wiley.com/college/botkin. The Student Companion Site features: Critical Thinking Issues: These guided questions and web-based research questions give you the chance to critically appraise such issues as preserving the coral reef or critiquing the Gaia hypothesis.Regional Essays and Interactive Map of the World These essays allow you to explore interesting issues and examples of key environmental topics.Virtual Field Trip Activities These activities identify and describe key issues in environmental science and lead you to relevant websites and local facilities, such as wastewater treatment facilities or power plants, so you can explore proposed solutions to environmental problems.Environmental Debates: Present two sides of a contentious issue affecting the environment. Links to key websites and questions help you gain a sophisticated appreciation of important issues.Online Quiz Questions: These quizzes are invaluable in preparing for tests and exams. They also allow you to email your answers and responses directly to your professor.

Environmental Geology

Handbook of Field Methods and Case Studies
Author: Klaus Knödel,Gerhard Lange,Hans-Jürgen Voigt
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783540746713
Category: Science
Page: 1358
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This illustrated handbook describes a broad spectrum of methods in the fields of remote sensing, geophysics, geology, hydrogeology, geochemistry, and microbiology designed to investigate landfill, mining and industrial sites. The descriptions provide information about the principle of the methods, applications and fundamentals. This handbook also deals with the stepwise procedure for investigating sites and common problems faced in efficient implementation of field operations.

Introduction to Physical Geology


Author: Graham R. Thompson,Jonathan Turk
Publisher: Brooks/Cole Publishing Company
ISBN: N.A
Category: Science
Page: 432
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Written for an introductory one-semester geology course, this text is a brief version of Thompson/Turk's MODERN PHYSICAL GEOLOGY. Thompson/Turk's brief text offers professors a more streamlined alternative to the longer, more detailed introductory text. INTRODUCTION TO PHYSICAL GEOLOGY emphasizes human-environment interactions and discusses the latest research in physical geology. Beautiful illustrations and clear writing style set this text apart from other geology texts.

An Introduction to Environmental Chemistry


Author: Julian E. Andrews,Peter Brimblecombe,Tim D. Jickells,Peter S. Liss,Brian Reid
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118685474
Category: Science
Page: 320
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This introductory text explains the fundamentals of the chemistryof the natural environment and the effects of mankind's activitieson the earth's chemical systems. Retains an emphasis on describing how natural geochemicalprocesses operate over a variety of scales in time and space, andhow the effects of human perturbation can be measured. Topics range from familiar global issues such as atmosphericpollution and its effect on global warming and ozone destruction,to microbiological processes that cause pollution of drinking waterdeltas. Contains sections and information boxes that explain the basicchemistry underpinning the subject covered. Each chapter contains a list of further reading on the subjectarea. Updated case studies. No prior chemistry knowledge required. Suitable for introductory level courses.

Grundwasserchemie

Praxisorientierter Leitfaden zur numerischen Modellierung von Beschaffenheit, Kontamination und Sanierung aquatischer Systeme
Author: Broder J. Merkel,Britta Planer-Friedrich
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 366207611X
Category: Science
Page: 219
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Die Autoren konzentrieren sich in ihrem Werk auf die Lösung praxisorientierter hydrogeochemischer Fragestellungen und schließen damit eine Lücke im Bereich anwendungsorientierter Lehrbücher. Ein erster Teil fasst dabei die Theorie soweit zusammen, daß es auch Neulingen im Bereich der Modellierung und Nichtchemikern leicht gemacht wird, das anspruchsvolle Thema zu erfassen. Akademikern mit hydrogeologischer oder chemischer Grundausbildung sowie Studenten höherer Semester in den relevanten Fachgebieten erlaubt das Buch, anhand der beschriebenen Beispiele und Lösungen, eine eigenständige Erarbeitung der Sachverhalte. Die beiliegende CD-ROM ermöglicht zudem eine rasche Überprüfung der Ergebnisse, bzw. das Nachvollziehen aller Aufgaben und Lösungen anhand der beigefügten PhreeC-Eingabedateien. Da das Programm PhreeC kostenfrei verfügbar ist und mit Windows-Oberfläche auf der CD-ROM vorhanden ist, kann sofort mit der Modellierung begonnen werden.