Unformatted text preview: occurs. Just as we study geology to learn how to deal with earthquakes, we also use this study to help deal with erosion. Erosion is a natural process but is affected by the way we use land. Through the study of geology, we have learned which regions will erode faster than others. This study has also taught us how to use wetlands for residential and commercial use. Along the shores of lakes and oceans, there is an enormous amount of erosion that can take place with wave activity. Many residential and commercial sites that lie along lake and ocean shores have retaining walls that eliminate erosion. Without the study of geology and how it works, our civilization would not be what it is today....
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- Fall '10
- Geology, San Andreas Fault, 1906 San Francisco earthquake