Environmental Geology

Author: Carla W. Montgomery
Publisher: WCB/McGraw-Hill
ISBN: 9780697342782
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Intended for the introductory-level college course, the principal aim of this text is to present 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.

ENVIRONMENTAL AND ENGINEERING GEOLOGY Volume IV

Author: Syed E. Hasan, Benedetto De Vivo, Bernhard Grasemann, Kurt Stüwe, Jan Lastovicka, Syed M. Hasan, Chen Yong
Publisher: EOLSS Publications
ISBN: 1848263589
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Environmental And Engineering Geology is a component of Encyclopedia of Environmental and Ecological Sciences, Engineering and Technology Resources in the global Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS), which is an integrated compendium of twenty one Encyclopedias. The Theme on Environmental and Engineering Geology with contributions from distinguished experts in the field discusses matters of great relevance to our world such as: engineering and environmental geology, and their importance in our life. It also includes a discussion of some new applications of geoscience, such as medical geology, forensic geology, use of underground space for human occupancy, and geoindicators. These four volumes are aimed at the following five major target audiences: University and College students Educators, Professional practitioners, Research personnel and Policy analysts, managers, and decision makers and NGOs.

Laboratory Exercises In Environmental Geology

Author: Harvey Blatt
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Science/Engineering/Math
ISBN:
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This laboratory manual has been fine-tuned to fulfill the needs of an introductory course for majors and non-majors. Reduced math and chemistry coverage and condensed lab exercises make the manual more manageable for your one-semester course, while offering a range of problems to match each student's abilities. Lab exercises focus on a broad range of environmental issues and include full-color photography to make identification problems easier. Author Harvey Blatt also covers the social issues relevant to environmental concerns and the effects of human intervention in geological processes.

Introduction to Environmental Geology

Author: Edward A. Keller
Publisher: Pearson College Division
ISBN: 9780321727510
Format: PDF
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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. TheFifth 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.

The American West at Risk

Author: Howard G. Wilshire
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0195142055
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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The American West at Risk summarizes the dominant human-generated environmental challenges facing the 11 contiguous arid western United States. The importance of this story is that protecting lands and soil also protects air and water quality, and water supplies, which are critical support for our lives and our health.

Mastering ArcGIS

Author: Maribeth Price
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
ISBN: 1259598454
Format: PDF
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Price: Mastering ArcGIS is an introductory GIS text that is designed to offer everything you need to master the basic elements of GIS. The author's step-by-step approach helps students negotiate the challenging tasks involved in learning sophisticated GIS software. An innovative and unique feature of Mastering ArcGIS is its accompanying narrated video clips that show students exactly how to perform chapter tutorials before attempting an exercise on their own.

The Geological Record of Neoproterozoic Glaciations

Author: Emmanuelle Arnaud
Publisher: Geological Society of London
ISBN: 9781862393349
Format: PDF
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In recent years, interest in Neoproterozoic glaciations has grown as their pivotal role in Earth system evolution has become increasingly clear. One of the main goals of the IGCP Project number 512 was to produce a synthesis of newly available information on Neoproterozoic successions worldwide. This Memoir consists of a series of overview chapters followed by site-specific chapters. The overviews cover key topics including the history of research on Neoproterozoic glaciations, identification of glacial deposits, chemostratigraphic techniques and datasets, palaeomagnetism, biostratigraphy, geochronology and climate modelling. The site specific chapters include reviews of the history of research on these rocks and up-to-date syntheses of the structural framework, tectonic setting, palaeomagnetic & geochronological constraints, physical, biological, and chemical stratigraphy, and descriptions of the glaciogenic and associated strata, including economic deposits.

Engineering Geology

Author: Perry H. Rahn
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN:
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This book offers advanced geology students an in-depth, quantitative approach to engineering geology, with a special emphasis on the recognition and avoidance of geologic hazards. Drawing on real-life examples, the book handles rock and soil mechanics, including slope stability and surficial deposits; geophysical issues and earthquake hazards; and hydrological concerns, ground water, and fluvial and coastal processes. More than 100 figures illustrate the concepts, and the author provides over 1,000 references. This widely-acclaimed textbook has been completely revised and updated to include analyses of recent geologic disasters, including: the Loma Prieta, Northridge, and Kobe earthquakes; Hurricane Andrew; and the Mississippi floods of 1993.

Physical Geology

Author: Diane H.. Carlson
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
ISBN: 9780071284738
Format: PDF, Kindle
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"Physical Geology: Earth Revealed" is appropriate for introductory physical geology classes. This text, which includes the same information as the market-leading "Physical Geology" - 12th edition, by Plummer/Carlson, is for the instructor who prefers to cover plate tectonics early in the course. The eighth edition has been updated to include the most current information from the various sub-disciplines that comprise physical geology. The book's purpose is to clearly present geologic processes so that students can understand the logic of scientific methods. This text features an outstanding art program and a proven, accessible writing style. This text continues to be used as the official textbook to accompany the Annenberg CPB distributed telecourse for physical geology.

The Good Earth

Author: David McConnell
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
ISBN: 0077418506
Format: PDF, Docs
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The Good Earth is the product of collaboration between the content rigor provided by Earth Science specialists (McConnell, Steer) and the results of research on learning. The Good Earth has been explicitly designed to be compatible with inquiry-based, active learning in the college classroom. The structural elements of this text will allow the instructor to incorporate these student-centered teaching methods into their Earth Science course. The authors have tested the book’s content and pedagogy in large Earth Science classes for non-majors that are populated with mostly freshmen. Their experiences show that the materials and methods in The Good Earth can improve students’ learning, increase daily attendance, reduce attrition, and increase students’ enthusiasm in comparison with classes taught following a traditional lecture format. The authors have chosen to emphasize three scientific themes throughout the text: i) scientific literacy; ii) Earth Science and the human experience; and, iii) the science of global change. The discussion of scientific methods is woven into the text throughout. They have included numerous examples of human interaction with the Earth that can serve as entry points for students to appreciate the nature of science. Global change is a theme that is evident in much current Earth Science research so our authors have used global change as a content theme throughout the book.