Environmental Geology (9th Edition)

Environmental Geology (9th Edition)

Environmental Geology (9th Edition)

Having originally defined the Environmental Geology course, this is considered the most comprehensive yet readable book for your course level. Keller continues to offer the most detailed, current research available. He covers a wide range of topics, discussing everything from fundamental geologic principles to the specifics of environmental law and geologic hazards, from a truly environmental perspective. The Ninth Edition emphasizes the engineering geology approach, especially in the discussion of soil and rock mechanics and landslides.

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Ideal for students with little or no previous exposure to the study of geology, this text offers one of the most comprehensive, up-to-date treatments of environmental geology available -- from fundamental geologic principles to the specifics of environmental law and geological hazards. It fully discusses both processes and environmental issues, and where appropriate, includes Special Features boxes with quantification of processes.

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PREFACE

Environmental geology is the application of geologic information to the entire spectrum of interactions between people and our physical environment. Those students who become more interested in the subject may go on to become environmental geologists. They will take advanced courses in subjects...

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