The renowned author team of Pipkin, Trent, and Hazlett is joined in this Fifth Edition of GEOLOGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT by Paul Bierman of University of Vermont. This stellar author team has the most field expertise, and the greatest depth of experience in bringing that field knowledge to the student, of any in this market. Pipkin/Trent/Hazlett/Bierman's GEOLOGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT explores the relationship between humans and the geologic hazards, processes, and resources that surround us. A tested market leader with an emphasis on how geology can improve the human condition, this new edition updates demographic statistics and the problems of overpopulation, reviewing what we have to do in order to create a sustainable society for the next generation. The popular themes of remediation and prevention are highlighted in this new edition, which focuses on teaching students to analyze geological questions of pressing social and environmental importance through the acclaimed case study and "Critical Thinking" elements. To further enhance the student's learning experience, this edition is fully integrated, on a conceptual level and with book-specific interactivities, through means of the student tutorial system ThomsonNOW. Environmental GeologyNow is Web-based, assessment-driven, and completely flexible, offering a Personalized Study plan based to help students focus on the concepts they don't yet understand. This superior teaching package provides each student with fun, interactive learning opportunities.Pipkin, Bernard W. is the author of 'Geology and the Environment ', published 2007 under ISBN 9780495114970 and ISBN 0495114979.