3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on October 28, 2006
I enjoyed reading about natural resources in this textbook format, and have gone back to re-read chapters repeatedly. I found this text's approach much more enjoyable and enlightening than my prep school or college geology studies. However, the page layout of the images seemed amateurish:some photographs images were distored to fit the page.
on February 11, 2011
This book is great. It covers things that are often considered more "applied" or practical" and are often left out of college curriculum. I remember diagrams of nuclear power plants, examples of types of mining, discussion of landfills, and all that sort of real-world stuff. All of this is backed up with actual science/theory too. This was the most rewarding textbook I read in college. Interesting enough to just read for no reason.