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CAIRO BOOKS's Description
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.