Investigations in Environmental Geology

Investigations in Environmental Geology

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This lab guide helps readers learn to make wise choices for sustainability in a finite, changing, and geologically active world. Eighteen exercises cover many current issues in environmental geology and are introduced in four sections. Earth's Materials, Geologic Time, and Geologic Processes; Maps, Aerial Photographs and Satellite Images; Measurements, Basic Calculations and Conversions, and Graphs; Volcanoes, Volcanic Products, and Volcanic Hazards; Hazards of Mount St. Helens; Earthquake Epicenters, Intensities, Risks, Faults, Nonstructural Hazards and Preparation; The Loma Prieta Earthquake of 1989, and Forecasting Earthquakes in the Bay Region; Landslides and Avalanches; Subsidence; River Floods; Coastal Hazards; Groundwater Hydrology; Water Quality Data and Pollution Sources; Lake and River Contamination from Industrial Waste; Groundwater and Surface Water Contamination from Resource Extraction; Groundwater Overdraft and Saltwater Intrusion; Geology and Regional Planning; Global Change and Sustainability. A hands-on reference for anyone who wants to make more informed choices, and review information critically, about the environment.The hydrologic cycle links circulation of waters in the atmosphere, on land, underground and in the ocean. It has been ... Maps are a very powerful tool in geologic studies. Pattems made by ... This manual introduces you to many of the tools and techniques that geologists use to gather data and answer questions. Doing wellanbsp;...

Title:Investigations in Environmental Geology
Author:Duncan Foley, Garry D. McKenzie, Russell O. Utgard
Publisher:Pearson College Division - 2009


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