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Aquatic Pollution: An Introductory Text

Series: Environmental Science and Technology

By: Edward A Laws

639 pages, Figs, tabs

John Wiley & Sons

Hardback | Sep 2000 | Edition: 3 | #110952 | ISBN: 0471348759
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Provides complete coverage of pollution in oceans, lakes, streams, and underground aquifers. The third edition has been thoroughly updated to include the latest information on the increasing number of factors affecting polluted aquatic environments including heavy metals, sewage, pathogenic microorganisms, pesticides, agricultural and industrial chemicals, oil, radioactive substances, thermal energy from power plants, plastics, solid wastes, and even lost fishing gear.

Each pollution issue is made clear and interesting by using one or more examples. (International Jnl of Environment & Pollution, Vol.15, No.6, 2001)


Fundamental Concepts; Photosynthesis; Physical Factors Affecting Production; Cultural Eutrophication Case Studies; Nonpoint Source Pollution; Sewage Treatment; Pathogens in Natural Waters; Toxicology; Industrial Pollution; Pesticides; Thermal Pollution and Power Plants; Metals; Oil Pollution; Radioactivity; Acid Deposition; Groundwater Pollution; Plastics in the Sea; Glossary; Units of Measurement and Abbreviations; Index.

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