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It is becoming increasingly realised that the oceans and rivers, in particular, are not unlimited reservoir into which waste can be dumped and that control of these emissions is necessary if complete destruction of the environment is to be avoided. T. R. Crompton has drawn together up-to-date information on these issues and on the relevant analytical methods needed by all experts active in environmental protection and toxicology.
Analysis of Fish.- Analysis of Invertebrates.- Analysis of Water Plant Life, Zooplankton and Phytoplankton.- Pollution Levels in The Aqueous Environment.- Qualitative Toxicity Data of Cations, Fish and Invertebrates.- Qualitative Toxicity Data of Organic Compounds, Fish and Invertebrates.- Qualitative Toxicity Data of Organometallic Compounds, Fish and Invertebrates.- Toxic Effect on Phytoplankton, Algae and Weeds.- Toxicity Index, LC50, Mean(Sx) and Percentile (S95) Concentrations of Toxicants.- Toxicity Evaluation, Water Analysis Based.- Toxicity Evaluation ? Animal Tissue Analysis Based.- Appendices.
From the reviews: "In the course of 11 chapters in 450 pages with 134 tables and eight appendixes, Crompton provides an abundance of useful information. ! The results from the literature cover all the major components of the aquatic ecosystem: water, sediment, fish, invertebrates, and plant life. ! Summing Up: Recommended. Graduate students through professionals." (D. A. Vaccari, CHOICE, Vol. 44 (11), August, 2007)