eBook Earth Science: Earth's Materials and Resources, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1587659840
  • ISBN-13: 9781587659843
  • DDC: 553
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 650 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2012 | Published/Released December 2012
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2012
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Overview

Everything from gold to hazardous waste is described and put in the context of humans' life on earth. Water, soil, minerals, radioactive substances, oil and gas, and an array of substances present on earth and mined from it are described in depth. In every case, the science behind the use of the resource is examined in full.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Publisher’s Note.
Introduction.
Contributors.
Common Units of Measure.
Complete List of Contents.
Category List of Contents.
1: Aluminum Deposits.
2: Andesitic Rocks.
3: Anorthosites.
4: Basaltic Rocks.
5: Batholiths.
6: Biogenic Sedimentary Rocks.
7: Biopyriboles.
8: Blueschists.
9: Building Stone.
10: Carbonates.
11: Carbonatites.
12: Cement.
13: Chemical Precipitates.
14: Clathrates and Methane Hydrates.
15: Clays and Clay Minerals.
16: Coal.
17: Contact Metamorphism.
18: Crystals.
19: Desertification.
20: Diagenesis.
21: Diamonds.
22: Dolomite.
23: Earth Resources.
24: Earth Science and the Environment.
25: Earth System Science.
26: Evaporites.
27: Expansive Soils.
28: Extraterrestrial Resources.
29: Feldspars.
30: Fertilizers.
31: Gem Minerals.
32: Geographic Information Systems.
33: Geologic Settings of Resources.
34: Geothermal Power.
35: Gold and Silver.
36: Granitic Rocks.
37: Hazardous Wastes.
38: High-Pressure Minerals.
39: Hydroelectric Power.
40: Hydrothermal Mineralization.
41: Igneous Rock Bodies.
42: Industrial Metals.
43: Industrial Nonmetals.
44: Iron Deposits.
45: Kimberlites.
46: Komatiites.
47: Landfills.
48: Land Management.
49: Landslides and Slope Stability.
50: Land-Use Planning.
51: Land-Use Planning in Coastal Zones.
52: Limestone.
53: Lithium.
54: Manganese Nodules.
55: Metamictization.
56: Metamorphic Rock Classification.
57: Metamorphic Textures.
58: Metasomatism.
59: Minerals: Physical Properties.
60: Minerals: Structure.
61: Mining Processes.
62: Mining Wastes.
63: Nesosilicates and Sorosilicates.
64: Non-Silicates.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
1: Nuclear Power.
2: Nuclear Waste Disposal.
3: Ocean Power.
4: Offshore Wells.
5: Oil and Gas Distribution.
6: Oil and Gas Exploration.
7: Oil and Gas Origins.
8: Oil Chemistry.
9: Oil Shale and Tar Sands.
10: Onshore Wells.
11: Orbicular Rocks.
12: Oxides.
13: Pegmatites.
14: Pelitic Schists.
15: Petroleum Industry Hazards.
16: Petroleum Reservoirs.
17: Platinum Group Metals.
18: Plutonic Rocks.
19: Pyroclastic Flows.
20: Pyroclastic Rocks.
21: Quartz and Silica.
22: Radioactive Minerals.
23: Regional Metamorphism.
24: Remote Sensing.
25: Rocks: Physical Properties.
26: Salt Domes and Salt Diapirs.
27: Sedimentary Mineral Deposits.
28: Sedimentary Rock Classification.
29: Silicates.
30: Siliciclastic Rocks.
31: Soil Chemistry.
32: Soil Erosion.
33: Soil Formation.
34: Soil Profiles.
35: Soil Types.
36: Solar Power.
37: Strategic Resources.
38: Sub-Seafloor Metamorphism.
39: Sulfur.
40: Tidal Forces.
41: Toxic Minerals.
42: Ultra-High-Pressure Metamorphism.
43: Ultrapotassic Rocks.
44: Unconventional Energy Resources.
45: Uranium Deposits.
46: Water and Ice.
47: Well Logging.
48: Wind Power.
49: Xenoliths.
Appendixes.
Glossary.
Bibliography.
Periodic Table of Elements.
Mohs Scale of Mineral Hardness.
Energy Production and Consumption.
Subject Index.