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Understanding Environmental Pollution


By: Marquita K Hill

592 pages, 105 b/w illus, 55 tabs

Cambridge University Press

Paperback | Apr 2010 | Edition: 3 | #185081 | ISBN-13: 9780521736695
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Hardback | Apr 2010 | Edition: 3 | #185080 | ISBN-13: 9780521518666
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About this book

The third edition of this well-received textbook delivers a concise overview of global and individual environmental pollution for undergraduate courses, presenting students with the tools to assess environmental issues.

The author assesses pollution from an international perspective, including air and water pollution, global warming, energy, solid and hazardous waste, and pollution at home. Both the sources and impacts of pollution are addressed, as well as governmental, corporate and personal responsibility for pollution whilst pollution prevention is emphasized throughout. Non-technical language encourages greater understanding of these often complex issues.

'This book, aimed mainly at students, provides a thorough background to pollution, from global issues to personal pollution in the home ! This book provides an excellent introduction to the subject, providing the right information to enable students to evaluate environmental problems for themselves.' Environmental Assessment Magazine '! a clear and well organised US-based text.' Waste Planning ' ! this book forms a very useful introduction to pollution problems, and would also suit a more general readership, including members of the public with an interest in pollution matters.' Marine Pollution Bulletin 'There is a wealth of statistical information given, and jargon is either studiously avoided or fully explained. ! this is a useful 'primer' for students and interested members of the public.' Journal of Biological Education


1. Understanding pollution; 2. Reducing pollution; 3. Chemical toxicity; 4. Chemical exposures and risk assessment; 5. Ambient air pollution; 6. Acid deposition; 7. Global climate change; 8. Stratispheric ozone depletion; 9. Water pollution; 10. Drinking water; 11. Solid waste; 12. Hazardous waste; 13. Energy; 14. Persistent, bioaccumulative and toxic; 15. Metals; 16. Pesticides; 17. Pollution at home; 18. Zero waste, zero emissions; Index.

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Marquita Hill has developed several environmental courses at the University of Maine.

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