Engineering Geology and the Environment

Engineering Geology and the Environment

Author: Paul G. Marinos

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9054108819

Category: Engineering geology

Page: 346

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This fourth volume of five from the June 1997 conference was much delayed (the first four volumes were published in 1997). It comprises 23 special lectures solicited for the conference on various aspects of problematic soils, natural and man-made hazards, urban and regional planning, waste disposal, mines and quarries, large engineering works, and protection of geological, geographical, historical, and architectural heritage. There is no subject index. Annotation copyrighted by Book News Inc., Portland, OR

Geology for Environmental Planning

Geology for Environmental Planning

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UIUC:30112027194940

Category: Environmental geology

Page: 121

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Proceeding of an international symposium on geological mapping and environmental planning held in Trondheim, Norway, 6-9 May 1986. Program topics included environmental planning, natural resources, acid rain and other forms of pollution, geological hazards and geomedicine.

Environmental Planning for Site Development

Environmental Planning for Site Development

Author: Anne Beer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135920456

Category: Architecture

Page: 229

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Environmental planning forms the basis of all site development decisions and deals with the factors that must be considered before a site plan can be drawn up. Environmental Planning for Site Development emphasizes the man/nature interface and explains how nature limits and controls what can happen on every piece of land. The text is clearly set out and will help the reader understand exactly what information is needed for a site planning proposal. The book includes a live case study to demonstrate how GIS systems are now assisting in the design and decision process as communities increasingly participate in local decisions. (Local Agenda 21)

Environmental Geology Workbook

Environmental Geology Workbook

Author: Jack W. Travis

Publisher: Waveland Press

ISBN: 9781478639145

Category: Science

Page: 401

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Environmental geologists use a wide range of geologic data to solve environmental problems and conflicts. Professionals and academics in this field need to know how to gather information on such diverse conditions as soil type, rock structure, and groundwater flow and then utilize it to understand geological site conditions. Field surveys, maps, well logs, bore holes, ground-penetrating radar, aerial photos, geologic literature, and more help to reveal potential natural hazards in an area or how to remediate contaminated sites. This new workbook presents accessible activities designed to highlight key concepts in environmental geology and give students an idea of what they need to know to join the workforce as an environmental geologist, engineering geologist, geological engineer, or geotechnical engineer. Exercises cover: • Preparation, data collection, and data analysis • Descriptive and engineering properties of earth materials • Basic tools used in conjunction with geoenvironmental investigations • Forces operating on earth materials within the earth • Inanimate forces operating on earth materials at the surface of the earth • Human activities operating on earth materials Each activity encourages students to think critically and develop deeper knowledge of environmental geology.