Geology for Engineers and Environmental Science

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Januar 2006



Provides readers with an introduction to geology with a focus on real-world applications. Case histories in nearly every chapter help emphasize the relationship between geology and engineering. Has a solid background in the basics of geology including mineralogy, igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic rocks, structural geology and plate tectonics, weathering and erosion, rivers, coastlines, and glaciers. New material covers geologic resources, geologic hazards, and environmental challenges in the current century. A new overview covers the implications of population growth, the use and depletion of energy and water resources, the employment opportunities for geologists, potential effects of climate change. A useful reference for anyone in the fields of civil engineering or environmental/earth science.


1. Challenges of the 21st Century 2. The Earth and Its Systems 3. Minerals 4. Igneous Rocks and Processes 5. Sedimentary Rocks and Processes 6. Metamorphic Rocks and Processes 7. Mechanics of Earth Materials 8. Structural Deformation of the Earth's Crust and Earthquakes 9. Weathering and Erosion 10. Soils, Soil Hazards and Land Subsidence 11. Ground Water 12. Subsurface Contamination and Remediation 13. Mass Movement and Slope Stability 14. Rivers 15. Oceans and Coasts 16. Glaciers, Permafrost, and Deserts Summary and Conclusions Problems References and Suggestions for Further Reading
EAN: 9780131457300
ISBN: 0131457306
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: Januar 2006
Seitenanzahl: 696 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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