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Ch 6: Geology and the Environment

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Inspect these lessons to identify the connection between geology and the environment, including geological processes, like water movement and plate tectonics. Get ready for an exam, improve your grades, or just expand your knowledge of geology.

Geology and the Environment - Chapter Summary

Geology and the environment often go hand-in-hand, since the environment has such a significant impact on geological processes. These lessons go over some of the major geology concepts, such as soil erosion and minerals, and the lessons also discuss the connections between these geology topics and the environment.

Instead of weighing you down with a long, seemingly endless chapter of facts, we break up this chapter into miniaturized lessons. Each lesson remains focused on a single topic. With such a pinpoint focus, our instructors make sure that you only learn the most relevant information possible. Additionally, our shorter lessons are easier to fit within your day, as each lesson can be completed in usually less than 10 minutes. As you go through this chapter, you'll learn about the following:

  • How surface and groundwater affect the landscape
  • Geological progression portrayed in landform diagrams
  • An explanation of tectonic plate movement
  • Environmental impacts of mineral processing, extraction, and use
  • Using sustainable soil strategies to fight soil erosion

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