Resources of the Earth: Origin, Use, and Environmental Impact

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9780134570297: Resources of the Earth: Origin, Use, and Environmental Impact

A balanced, broad-based, up-to-date presentation of the occurrence, availability, and usage of Earth's mineral resources. Completely updated and expanded, this edition includes greater emphasis on the environment. *Does not require extensive scientific background. *Coverage of all important types of resources (energy, metallic, nonmetallic, water, soil). *Discusses the environmental impact of resource exploitation and usage. *Provides historical perspectives in an overview chapter as well as in the discussions of all resources - so students can understand not only what is used, but how usage has changed over time. *New - "Focal points" - chapter objectives listed at the beginning of each chapter to help guide students as they read. *New - special interest boxes added on acid rain, the dust bowl, synthetic diamonds, etc.

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A balanced, broad–based, up–to–date presentation of the occurrence, availability, and usage of Earth's mineral resources. Completely updated and expanded, this revision includes greater emphasis on the environment.

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Key Benefit: This balanced, broad–based, up–to–date presentation of the occurrence, availability, and usage of Earth's mineral resources does not require extensive scientific background. Key Topics: Completely updated and expanded, this revision includes greater emphasis on the environment including coverage of all important types of resources (energy, metallic, nonmetallic, water, soil). Discusses the environmental impact of resource exploitation and usage. Contains "special interest boxes" on acid rain, the dust bowl, synthetic diamonds, etc.

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