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Environmental Science: Health Impacts is a textbook that presents environmental science concepts for students or practitioners in public health. The fourteen-chapter presentation assumes that the student will benefit from an introduction or a review of basic science principles and how science relates specifically to assessing, preventing, and solving environmental problems. From that foundation the reader is introduced to the existence of natural hazards and mismanaged wastes that endanger public health.
Author(s): Alan Jacobs
The theme of Geology: An Introduction is the dynamic nature of planet Earth. Geologic materials are constantly being recycled through geologic processes that are continuously reshaping the planet. The textbook, with numerous color photographs and diagrams, clearly discusses minerals and rocks and their formation, geologic time, plate tectonics, weathering and erosion, downslope movement of soil and rocks, surface and ground water, stream networks, glaciers, deserts, stresses that naturally bend and break strata, and earthquakes. The text concludes with dangers r