Earth Science: Earth Materials and Resources
An encyclopedic review of the material world in which we live and the uses to which those materials can be put. 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.