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EVR 1001 Reading List

Introduction to Environmental Science

Geology and the Earth

Topic 12:  Geology and Earth’s Resources

 

Subtopic 1:  Plate Tectonics

"Plate Tectonics."  Processes That Shape the Earth, Physics in Action. ScienceOnline.

Subtopic 2:  Resource Depletion

"Resource Depletion."  The Facts On File Encyclopedia of Science, Technology, and Society. ScienceOnline.

Subtopic 3:  Rocks and Minerals

"Rocks."  That Shape the Earth, Physics in Action. ScienceOnline.

Subtopic 4:  Mining

"Mining."  Geosphere, Our Fragile Planet. ScienceOnline.

Subtopic 5:  Hydraulic Fracturing

"The Shale Oil and Gas Revolution, Hydraulic Fracturing, and Water Contamination:
A Regulatory Strategy."  Thomas W. Merrill. Columbia University. 2013.

 Subtopic 6:  Geologic Hazards

"Geological Hazards." Encyclopedia of Earth and Space Science. ScienceOnline.

 

Case Study:  Desertification and the Dust Bowl -  4 readings

"Desertification." Science Online.

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Desertfication Worldwide. Science Online.

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Timeline: Surviving the Dust Bowl, 1931-1939.  American Experience. PBS.org.

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"Fighting the growing deserts, with livestock: Allan Savory at TED2013." TED Blog. 2013.

 

 

"Fighting the growing deserts, with livestock: Allan Savory at TED2013." TED Blog. 2013.