9780131424470

Living with Earth: An Introduction to Environmental Geology

  • ISBN 13:

    9780131424470

  • ISBN 10:

    0131424475

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Nonspecific Binding
  • Copyright: 02/11/2010
  • Publisher: Routledge

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KEY BENEFIT:Living With Earth: An Introduction to Environmental Geologyis ideal for readers with little or no scientific background, fostering a better understanding of how they interact with Earth and how their actions can affect Earthrs"s environmental health. The informal, 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. Essential scientific foundations are presentedbut the ultimate goal is to connect students proactively to their role as stakeholders in Earthrs"s future. What Does "Living with Earth" Mean? Earth Systems; The Dynamic Geosphere and Plate Tectonics; Geosphere Materials; Earthquakes; Volcanoes; Rivers and Flooding; Unstable Land; Changing Coasts; Water Resources; Soil Resources; Mineral Resources; Energy Resources; Atmosphere Resources and Climate Change; Managing Peoplers"s Environmental Impact. MARKET: A reader-friendly reference for those who wish to learn more about human-Earth system interaction.

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