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Introduction to Environmental Geoscience
Textbook


Textbook

There is no textbook for the class. Most material you will need to read is on the web. Some material will be in handouts. I will provide links to online or other readings on the Schedule page before each class.

You will be required to read and review Water: The Fate of Our Most Precious Resource by Marq de Villiers, (2001), Mariner Books, paperback.

Recommended Reading Material

  1. The New Economy of Nature. 2002. Gretchen C. Daily and Katherine Ellison. Island Press. 260 pages, paperback.
    Describes how environmental problems can be solved using economic incentives.

  2. Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed. 2005. Jared Diamond. Viking. 575 pages, paperback.
    Describes the death of eight societies due to failure to care for their environment. The author then explores lessons for present societies from Montana to Africa. We highly recommend Part 1: Modern Montana.

  3. Environmental Careers in the 21st Century. 1999. The Environmental Careers Organization. Island Press. 447 pages, paperback.

  4. High Country News. Newspaper published 24 times a year by High Country News
    "Is the source for news, analysis and commentary on water, public lands, wildlife, grazing, logging, mining, wilderness, growth, politics and other issues changing the face of the West."

Revised on: 29 July, 2008

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