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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.

About the Author

Duncan Foley is a Professor in the Geoscience Department at Pacific Lutheran University.

Dr. Garry D. McKenzie is Associate Professor, Geological Sciences at The Ohio State University.

Dr. Russell Utgard is Faculty Emeritus of Geological Sciences at The Ohio State University.

Table of Contents

1. Earth’s Materials, Geologic Time, and Geologic Processes

2. Maps, Aerial Photographs and Satellite Images

3. Measurements, Basic Calculations and Conversions, and Graphs

4. Volcanoes, Volcanic Products, and Volcanic Hazards

5. Hazards of Mount St. Helens

6. Earthquake Epicenters, Intensities, Risks, Faults, Nonstructural Hazards and Preparation

7. The Loma Prieta Earthquake of 1989, and Forecasting Earthquakes in the Bay Region

8. Landslides and Avalanches

9. Subsidence

10. River Floods

11. Coastal Hazards

12. Groundwater Hydrology

13. Water Quality Data and Pollution Sources

14. Lake and River Contamination from Industrial Waste

15. Groundwater and Surface Water Contamination from Resource Extraction

16. Groundwater Overdraft and Saltwater Intrusion

17. Geology and Regional Planning

18. Global Change and Sustainability

Product Details

ISBN:
9780131420649
Author:
Foley, Duncan
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
Author:
Utgard, Russell O.
Author:
Foley, Duncan D.
Author:
McKenzie, Garry D.
Subject:
Environmental geology
Subject:
Earth Sciences - Geology
Subject:
Geology
Subject:
Geology-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
September 2008
Binding:
SPIRAL
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
10.9 x 8.8 x 0.5 in 635 gr

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