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The Impact of the Geological Sciences on Society

edited by Marion E. Bickford
Format
Book
Published
Boulder, Colorado : Geological Society of America, [2013]
Language
English
Series
Special paper / Geological Society of America
Special papers (Geological Society of America)
ISBN
9780813725017 (pbk.), 0813725011 (pbk.)
Summary
"This volume addresses the impact of the geological sciences, from 1963-2013, in such areas as geologic hazards, mineral resources, energy resources, water resources, soil resources, geology and health, geologic education, and the informing of general public policy. The chapters focus on how earth science informs and benefits society"--Provided by publisher.
Contents
  • The challenges of mineral resources for society / Jonathan G. Price
  • Global energy and the role of geosciences: A North American perspective / Scott W. Tinker, Harry Lynch, Mark Carpenter, and Matthew Hoover
  • U.S. water resources: Cleaner, and more valuable / John Bredehoeft
  • Bridging the divide: Soil resources and the geosciences on a cultivated planet / Ronald Amundson and Garrison Sposito
  • Advances in natural hazard science and assessment, 1963-2013 / Mary Lou Zoback, Eric Geist, John Pallister, David P. Hill, Simon Young, and Wendy McCausland
  • Geology and health: A brief history from the Pleistocene to today / Syed E. Hasan, Robert B. Finkelman, and H. Catherine W. Skinner
  • Geoscience serving public policy / Michael E. Wysession and Linda R. Rowan
  • Geoscience education for the Anthropocene / Barbara J. Tewksbury, Cathryn A. Manduca, David W. Mogk, and R. Heather Macdonald.
Description
v, 206 pages : illustrations (some colored) ; 28 cm
Notes
Includes bibliographical references.
Series Statement
Special paper / Geological Society of America ; 501
Special papers (Geological Society of America) ; 501
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