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Acid Rain in Europe: Counting the Cost

Edited By: Helen ApSimon, David Pearce and Ece Özdemiroglu

190 pages, Figs, tabs


Paperback | Dec 1997 | #60567 | ISBN: 1853834432
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About this book

The environmental impacts of acid rain, on human health, on buildings and materials, on forests, on freshwaters, on crops and biodiversity, and on global warming, have all been well-documented. Less is known about the extent and economic costs of these impacts. This is the first full assessment to combine the scientific measurement of the consequenses of acid rain, with an economic assessment of them.

Each of these chapters is well written and heavily researched with material which is up-to-date and relevant.. This book would be suitable for a range of individuals. The writing is fluid and readable ..the book remains a good introductory text for both environmental economics and acid rain.. the comprehensive index with adequate references makes an ideal base research aid ..every university should have a copy. -- Geographical Association


Part 1 Methodology: background to the acid rain problem; the scientific assessment of acidification; dose-response relationships to acidifying species; the economic approach to acidification control. Part 2 Impacts and economic consequences: forests; freshwaters; ecosystem damage and the effects on biodiversity; crops; buildings and materials; health; visibility; global warming and acid rain; damage from NOX emissions. Part 3 Summary and recommendations.

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