By: RP Turco
527 pages, 201 line illus, tabs
Outlines how the physical environment of the atmosphere around us works, and why human activities are changing it. Aimed especially at the non-science student. Second edition revised and updated to reflect advances in knowledge and progress in regulation.
1. INTRODUCTION; PART I: FUNDAMENTALS; 2. AIR - THE MEDIUM OF CHANGE; 3. BASIC PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PRINCIPLES; 4. THE EVOLUTION OF EARTH; PART II: LOCAL AND REGIONAL POLLUTION ISSUES; 5. SOURCES AND DISPERSION OF POLLUTANTS; 6. SMOG: THE URBAN SYNDROME; 7. EFFECTS OF EXPOSURE TO POLLUTION; 8. INDOOR AIR POLLUTION; 9. ACID RAIN; PART III: GLOBAL-SCALE POLLUTION ISSUES; 10. GLOBAL BIOGEOCHEMICAL CYCLES; 11. THE CLIMATE MACHINE; 12. GREENHOUSE WARMING; 13. THE STRATOSPHERIC OZONE LAYER; 14. GLOBAL ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING; APPENDIX A. SCIENTIFIC NOTATION, UNITS, AND CONSTANTS; APPENDIX B. DEMONSTRATIONS OF COMMON NATURAL PHENOMENA; APPENDIX C. RADIATION NOMENCLATURE; INDEX
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