Student Workbook for Environmental Geology

Student Workbook for Environmental Geology

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This text aims to prepare students for employment in the geoenvironmental field, focusing on what practicing environmental geologists may encounter as part of daily workloads. It also provides a "hands-on" opportunity to solve "real-life" problems involving data. It covers environmental laws and land-use planning, exposure to the Unified Soil Classification System, site assessments, and slope stability analyses.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 360 pages
  • 216 x 279mm
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Upper Saddle River, United States
  • English
  • 0130203653
  • 9780130203656

Table of contents

The Internet and library research methods - locating geological and cultural data; using the scientific method, graphs and statistical approaches to solve geoenvironmental problems; identification of earth materials - rocks and minerals; sizing sediments and the classification of soils; engineering properties of earth materials; recognition of geologic hazards on topographic maps, geologic maps, soil maps, and ariel photographs; earthquake hazards; hazards from volcanic activity; landslides and slope stability analyses; stream flow data and flooding; estimating amounts of soil erosion and sediment yields; groundwater and associated problems; hazards and problems associated with coastal processes; hazards associated with glacial and periglacial processes; problems and hazards associated with the siting of a waste disposal facility; site investigations and environmental impact statements; hazards associated with contaminated soil and groundwater; hazards associated with non-renewable resources; environmental laws and land use planning.show more