"Environmental Geology" by Carla Montgomery

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"Environmental Geology" by Carla Montgomery

"Environmental Geology" by Carla Montgomery
Tenth Edition
MGH | 2013 | ISBN: 0073524115 0077509773 0077509765 9780077509767 9780077509774 9780073524115 | 561 pages | PDF | 99 MB

This edition presents the reader 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.

This book will provide the reader with a useful foundation for discussing and evaluating specific environmental issues, as well as for developing ideas about how the problems should be solved.

Section One: Foundations
1 An Overview of Our Planetary Environment
2 Rocks and Minerals—A First Look
Section Two: Internal Processes
3 Plate Tectonics
4 Earthquakes
5 Volcanoes
Section Three: Surface Processes
6 Streams and Flooding
7 Coastal Zones and Processes
8 Mass Movements
9 Ice and Glaciers, Wind and Deserts
10 Climate—Past, Present, and Future
Section Four: Resources
11 Water as a Resource
12 Soil as a Resource
13 Mineral and Rock Resources
14 Energy Resources—Fossil Fuels
15 Energy Resources—Alternative Sources
Section Five: Waste Disposal, Pollution, and Health
16 Waste Disposal
17 Water Pollution
18 Air Pollution
Section Six: Other Related Topics
19 Environmental Law and Policy
20 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

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