The first full-colour book on the market and the only text to thoroughly cover both geologic hazards and environmental problems. Extremely current and up-to-date coverage of volcanoes, earthquakes, flooding, landslides along with separate chapters on pollution, surface water, ground water, landslides, subsidence/ collapse, air pollution, and comprehensive four-chapter treatment of coastal zones.
Features and Benefits
Unique full-color art program.
Contains a wealth of instructive photographs and illustrations to engage students and bring the material to life.
Offers many conceptual diagrams on hazard processes never treated before such as how levees fail, liquefaction in earthquakes, pollution processes in estuaries, dredging effects and pollutant concentration.
Explores the fundamental environmental principles and internal and external geologic processes early (in the first 3 chapters) to provide students, especially non-majors, with a sound, basic geologic background.
Examples in book have been chosen to be as geographically diverse as possible. For example, the chapter on estuaries discusses New York Harbor, Charleston Harbor, and San Francisco Bay.
Unique - includes detailed coverage of Hurricanes - including Hugo, Bob, Andrew, and Iniki.
Unique - provides unparalleled coverage of coastal zone phenomena.
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Book Description Prentice Hall, 1994. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110023229926
Book Description Prentice Hall. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0023229926 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW6.1012370