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

by James R. Craig (Author), David J. Vaughan (Author), Brian J. Skinner (Author)

Product Description
Extensively illustrated, balanced, broad–based, and up–to–date, this book
explores the nature and critical issues of all major types of earth
resources--energy, metallic, nonmetallic, water, soil--and the impacts that
resource usage has on the earth environment. It provides geologic background of
resource formation and occurrence of most of the various types of resources;
offers an international perspective; discusses resources not only from the
scientific point of view, but also from the point of economic, political,
historical considerations; and considers how the extraction and use of the
resources creates impacts--local or global, immediate or delayed, visible or
invisible, singular or cumulative. Minerals: The Foundations of Society. Plate
Tectonics and The Origins of Mineral Resources. Earth's Resources Through
History. Environmental Impacts of Resource Exploitation and Use. Energy from
Fossil Fuels. Nuclear Power and Alternative Energy Sources. Abundant Metals. The
Geochemically Scare Metals. Fertilizer and Chemical Minerals. Building Materials
and Other Industrial Minerals. Water Resources. Soil as a Resource. Future
Resources. For anyone interested in earth resources.

Book Info
(Pearson Education) A textbook on the Earth's natural resources, offering an
updated discussion of minerals and their use in the 21st century. Also offers
Web resources to accompany the text, and discusses important issues related to
energy, resource conservation, and the effects of human activity on the
environment. Previous edition: c1998. DLC: Natural resources.

Product Details

Paperback: 520 pages
Publisher: Prentice Hall; 3 edition (January 8, 2001)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0130834106



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