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Resources of the Earth By James R. Craig

Resources of the Earth

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A broad-based presentation of the occurrence, availability and usage of Earth's mineral resources. This revised and expanded edition places more emphasis on the environment, and discusses the impact of resource exploitation and usage. The text does not require extensive scientific background.
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Resources of the Earth: Origin, Use, and Environmental Impact by James R. Craig

A balanced, broad-based, up-to-date presentation of the occurrence, availability, and usage of Earth's mineral resources. Completely updated and expanded, this edition includes greater emphasis on the environment. *Does not require extensive scientific background. *Coverage of all important types of resources (energy, metallic, nonmetallic, water, soil). *Discusses the environmental impact of resource exploitation and usage. *Provides historical perspectives in an overview chapter as well as in the discussions of all resources - so students can understand not only what is used, but how usage has changed over time. *New - "Focal points" - chapter objectives listed at the beginning of each chapter to help guide students as they read. *New - special interest boxes added on acid rain, the dust bowl, synthetic diamonds, etc.

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Table of Contents


*Minerals: The Foundations of Society *The Origins of Mineral Resources *Earth's Resources Through History *Environmental Impacts of Resource Exploitation and Use *Energy From Fossil Fuels *Energy for the Future-Nuclear Power and Other Possible Alternatives *Abundant Metals *The Geochemically Scarce Metals *Fertilizer and Chemical Minerals *Building Materials and Other Industrial Minerals *Water Resources *Soil as a Resource *Future Resources

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GOR001887549
Resources of the Earth: Origin, Use, and Environmental Impact by James R. Craig
James R. Craig
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Pearson Education (US)
1996-05-16
472
0134570294
9780134570297
N/A
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