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Chapter 1: Introduction

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January 01, 2012

Humankind has always been more interested in its visible surroundings, as landscape, air and water, rather than in the subsurface. For most, the subsurface is a mysterious perhaps even threatening realm often perceived as the domain of worms, dirt, darkness, danger, evil, decay and death. The public, including many intellectuals and policy-makers, has generally no idea about the subsurface, let alone the processes that govern it and how these may determine their lives. This lack of awareness points to a major knowledge gap and has hampered major development of the underground so far.

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Geological Society, London, Special Publications

Sustainable Development and Management of the Shallow Subsurface

E. F. J. de Mulder
E. F. J. de Mulder
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H. R. G. K. Hack
H. R. G. K. Hack
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C. C. D. F. van Ree
C. C. D. F. van Ree
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The Geological Society of London
ISBN electronic:
9781786203984
Publication date:
January 01, 2012

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