Introduction to Environmental Geoscience
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
- 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
- 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.
- Environmental Careers in the
21st Century. 1999. The
Environmental Careers Organization. Island Press. 447 pages, paperback.
- 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."
29 July, 2008