Understanding Environmental Pollution

Author: Marquita K. Hill

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139486403

Category: Science

Page: N.A

View: 3715

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. With more than thirty percent new material, Hill 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, and pollution prevention is emphasized throughout. Non-technical language encourages greater understanding of these often complex issues, and thought-provoking 'Delving Deeper' exercises are included, increasing engagement with the text and enabling students to apply what they have learned. A new chapter on the chemistry basics of pollution links to sections on toxicology and risk assessment, helping students understand concerns over chemicals and their regulation. An essential review of environmental pollution for environmental science students.

Understanding Environment Pollution, Cambridge University Press, 2004

Pollution

Author: Marquita K. Hill

Publisher: Bukupedia

ISBN: N.A

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 486

View: 8598

Understanding Environmental Pollution systematically introduces pollution issues to students and others with little scientific background. The first edition received excellent reviews, and the new edition has been completely refined and updated. The book moves from the definition of pollution and how pollutants behave, to air- and water-pollution basics, pollution and global change, solid waste, and pollution in the home. It also discusses persistent and bioaccumulative chemicals and pesticides, and places greater emphasis on global pollutants. The relationship between energy generation, its use, and pollution is stressed, as well as the importance of going beyond pollution control, to pollution prevention. Impacts on human and environmental health are emphasized throughout. Students are often invited to come to their own conclusions after having been presented with a variety of opinions. This textbook provides the basic concepts of pollution, toxicology, and risk assessment for non-science majors as well as environmental-science students. Marquita Hill developed a number of environmental courses at the University of Maine, including “Issues in Environmental Pollution,” an interdisciplinary introductory course, and “Pollution Prevention and Industrial Ecology” in the Department of Chemical Engineering. She was for 7 years a visiting scholar in Environmental Health at the Harvard School of Public Health, and was a founding member and the first president of the Green Campus Consortium of Maine, an organization devoted to finding sustainable means of management for the state’s institutions of higher learning. Understanding Environmental Pollution A Primer Second Edition Marquita K. Hill Formerly of the University of Maine

Understanding Environmental Pollution

Earth sciences, Earth sciences

Author: CTI Reviews

Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews

ISBN: 1467214035

Category: Education

Page: 70

View: 652

Facts101 is your complete guide to Understanding Environmental Pollution. In this book, you will learn topics such as as those in your book plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.

Fremd in ihrem Land

Eine Reise ins Herz der amerikanischen Rechten

Author: Arlie Russell Hochschild

Publisher: Campus Verlag

ISBN: 3593507668

Category: Political Science

Page: 429

View: 2372

In vielen westlichen Ländern sind rechte, nationalistische Bewegungen auf dem Vormarsch. Wie ist es dazu gekommen? Arlie Russell Hochschild reiste ins Herz der amerikanischen Rechten, nach Louisiana, und suchte fünf Jahre lang das Gespräch mit ihren Landsleuten. Sie traf auf frustrierte Menschen, deren "Amerikanischer Traum" geplatzt ist; Menschen, die sich abgehängt fühlen, den Staat hassen und sich der rechtspopulistischen Tea-Party-Bewegung angeschlossen haben. Hochschild zeigt eine beunruhigende Entwicklung auf, die auch in Europa längst begonnen hat. Hochschilds Reportage ist nicht nur eine erhellende Deutung einer gespaltenen Gesellschaft, sondern auch ein bewegendes Stück Literatur. "Jeder, der das moderne Amerika verstehen möchte, sollte dieses faszinierende Buch lesen." Robert Reich "Ein kluges, respektvolles und fesselndes Buch." New York Times Book Review "Eine anrührende, warmherzige und souverän geschriebene, ungemein gut lesbare teilnehmende Beobachtung. ... Wer ihr Buch liest, versteht die Wähler Trumps, weil sie auf Augenhöhe mit ihnen und nicht über sie spricht." FAZ

Statistical Methods for Environmental Pollution Monitoring

Author: Richard O. Gilbert

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471288787

Category: Nature

Page: 336

View: 6888

This book discusses a broad range of statistical design and analysis methods that are particularly well suited to pollution data. It explains key statistical techniques in easy-to-comprehend terms and uses practical examples, exercises, and case studies to illustrate procedures. Dr. Gilbert begins by discussing a space-time framework for sampling pollutants. He then shows how to use statistical sample survey methods to estimate average and total amounts of pollutants in the environment, and how to determine the number of field samples and measurements to collect for this purpose. Then a broad range of statistical analysis methods are described and illustrated. These include: * determining the number of samples needed to find hot spots * analyzing pollution data that are lognormally distributed * testing for trends over time or space * estimating the magnitude of trends * comparing pollution data from two or more populations New areas discussed in this sourcebook include statistical techniques for data that are correlated, reported as less than the measurement detection limit, or obtained from field-composited samples. Nonparametric statistical analysis methods are emphasized since parametric procedures are often not appropriate for pollution data. This book also provides an illustrated comprehensive computer code for nonparametric trend detection and estimation analyses as well as nineteen statistical tables to permit easy application of the discussed statistical techniques. In addition, many publications are cited that deal with the design of pollution studies and the statistical analysis of pollution data. This sourcebook will be a useful tool for applied statisticians, ecologists, radioecologists, hydrologists, biologists, environmental engineers, and other professionals who deal with the collection, analysis, and interpretation of pollution in air, water, and soil.

Der stumme Frühling

Author: Rachel Carson

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 3406704220

Category: Nature

Page: 348

View: 2747

Der stumme Frühling erschien erstmals 1962. Der Titel bezieht sich auf das eingangs erzählte Märchen von der blühenden Stadt, in der sich eine seltsame, schleichende Seuche ausbreitet … Das spannend geschriebene Sachbuch wirkte bei seinem Erscheinen wie ein Alarmsignal und avancierte rasch zur Bibel der damals entstehendenÖkologie-Bewegung. ZumerstenMal wurde hier in eindringlichem Appell die Fragwürdigkeit des chemischen Pflanzenschutzes dargelegt. An einer Fülle von Tatsachen machte Rachel Carson seine schädlichen Auswirkungen auf die Natur und die Menschen deutlich. Ihre Warnungen haben seither nichts von ihrer Aktualität verloren.

Understanding our Environment

An Introduction to Environmental Chemistry and Pollution

Author: R M Harrison

Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry

ISBN: 1847552234

Category: Science

Page: 462

View: 7590

This 2nd edition of Understanding Our Environment has been reworked and greatly updated, providing a modern introductory level text for students of pollution and environmental chemistry. The book describes the basic concepts in relation to the chemistry of the atmosphere, freshwaters, oceans and soils, as well as the ways in which pollutants behave in these media (exemplified by case studies based upon topical environmental problems). It also examines the transfer of pollutants between different environmental compartments, the monitoring of the environment, the ecological and human health effects of chemical pollution, economics and regulatory control. Again case studies are used throughout. This unique introductory text is essential reading for students on undergraduate and first year postgraduate courses dealing with pollution and environmental chemistry, as well as for scientists and engineers in industry, public service and consultancy who require a basic understanding of environmental processes.

Understanding Environmental Policy

Author: Steven Cohen

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231537689

Category: Political Science

Page: 272

View: 2361

The first edition of this pragmatic course text emphasized the policy value of a "big picture" approach to the ethical, political, technological, scientific, economic, and management aspects of environmental issues. The text then applied this approach to real-world case examples involving leaks in underground storage tanks, toxic waste cleanup, and the effects of global climate change. This second edition demonstrates the ongoing effectiveness of the book's framework in generating meaningful action and policy solutions to current environmental issues. The text adds case examples concerning congestion taxes, e-waste, hydrofracking, and recent developments in global climate change, updating references and other materials throughout and incorporating the political and policy changes of the Obama administration's first term and developments in national and global environmental issues.

Chemie der Umweltbelastung

Author: Günter Fellenberg

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3322801640

Category: Science

Page: 273

View: 9520

Ziel dieser Darstellung ist es, eine Übersicht über die wichtigsten Reaktionen von Schadstoffen in der Umwelt und deren Bedeutung für Atmosphäre, Wasser und Boden sowie für Lebewesen zu geben. Hierzu werden die wichtigsten Abbau- und Entgiftungsreaktionen einiger Schadstoffe kurz skizziert und neben natürlichen Abbaureaktionen auch technische Reinigungsverfahren angesprochen. Die vorgestellten Schadstoffe und deren Reaktionen werden wiederholt in Beziehung zu toxikologischen und ökologischen Aspekten gesetzt, um den interdisziplinären Charakter des Wissensgebietes "Umweltbelastung" zu verdeutlichen.

Tschernobyl

eine Chronik der Zukunft

Author: Svetlana A. Aleksievič

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783833303579

Category:

Page: 297

View: 7862

In Our Backyard

A Guide to Understanding Pollution and Its Effects

Author: Travis P. Wagner

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471285694

Category: Science

Page: 336

View: 5790

This is a welcome answer to the public's desire to know about the environment. Without taking sides, it addresses vital questions on everything from drinking water quality to the cost of toxic controls and cleanups. The information is up-to-date and complete, and the format is designed to be accessible. A question-and-answer format is employed for clarity and compactness, and topics are covered in a rising progression of complexity.

Chemical Principles of Environmental Pollution, Second Edition

Author: Brian Alloway,David C. Ayres

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780751403800

Category: Science

Page: 416

View: 8814

An authoritative introduction to the scientific principles underlying environmental pollution, this book covers the transport, toxicity, and analysis of pollutants and discusses the major types of contaminant chemicals. Students will gain an understanding of the scientific principles of pollution at the chemical level and be able to approach the contentious issues in a rational way. Taking a pollution oriented approach, the authors discuss legislative limits, analysis of metals, oestrogenic chemicals, indoor and vehicular pollution, pesticides, dioxin-like substances, and more.

Indoor Pollution

Status of Federal Research Activities

Author: Edward Kratzer,Ralph L. Lowry

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 0788187171

Category: Indoor air pollution

Page: 84

View: 8290

Provides information on the status of federal agencies' research activities on indoor environmental quality. It (1) characterizes the current scientific understanding of the health risks of pollutants commonly found in indoor environments & the sources of exposure to these pollutants; (2) provides information on the federal funding of indoor pollution-related research in recent years & the advances in the scientific understanding of indoor pollution & the ability to control it that have resulted from this spending; & (3) identifies the gaps in the knowledge & understanding of the problems & the solutions for dealing with it, as well as the implications for future research.

Understanding Environmental Administration and Law, 3rd Edition

Author: Susan J. Buck

Publisher: Island Press

ISBN: 9781610911184

Category: Nature

Page: 304

View: 2010

Understanding Environmental Administration and Law provides an engaging, introductory overview of environmental policy. Author Susan J. Buck explores the process through which policy is made, the political environment in which it is applied, and the statutory and case laws that are critical to working within the regulatory system. This revised and expanded third edition adds case studies that help bring the subject to life and includes new material on: the Bush Administration and its approach to administering environmental laws the continuing evolution of environmentalism and the changing role of environmental regulation in the !--?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /--United States the development and implementation of environmental agreements at the international level the impacts and implications of globalization Understanding Environmental Administration and Law provides a framework for understanding the law as a managerial tool.

Understanding Environmental Health: How We Live in the World

Author: Maxwell

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 0763792136

Category: Medical

Page: 74

View: 8384

This text takes a unique approach to presenting environmental health to students. Rather than being organized around the traditional regulatory fields (air pollution, hazardous wastes, etc.), this book is structured around the things we do as individuals and societies that result in environmental health hazards. The author details the hazards of energy production, industry, food production, and the modern lifestyle, while exploring our place within the global community. The book is an excellent introduction to environmental health for students of public health and health science. For Instructors: Instructor’s Manual PowerPoint Presentations TestBank additional Teaching Tools Companion Website - coming soon! For Students: Flashcards Glossary Weblinks Companion Website - coming soon!

Environmental Pollution Control Microbiology

A Fifty-Year Perspective

Author: Ross E. McKinney

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780203025697

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 464

View: 8293

Compiling knowledge gained through more than 50 years of experience in environmental engineering technology, this book illustrates the application of fundamental concepts in microbiology to provide a sound basis for the design and operation of various biological systems used in solving environmental challenges in the air, water, and soil. Environmental Pollution Control Microbiology emphasizes the quantitative relationships of microbial growth and metabolism, beginning an examination of the overall metabolism and resulting growth of bacteria, fungi, algae, protozoa, rotifers, and other microorganisms and explains how bacteria bring about the stabilization of biodegradable organic pollutants.

Understanding Environmental Health: How We Live in the World

Author: Maxwell

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 1449675743

Category: Medical

Page: 74

View: 766

This text takes a unique approach to presenting environmental health to students. Rather than being organized around the traditional regulatory fields (air pollution, hazardous wastes, etc.), this book is structured around the things we do as individuals and societies that result in environmental health hazards. The author details the hazards of energy production, industry, food production, and the modern lifestyle, while exploring our place within the global community. The book is an excellent introduction to environmental health for students of public health and health science. For Instructors: Instructor’s Manual PowerPoint Presentations TestBank additional Teaching Tools Companion Website - coming soon! For Students: Flashcards Glossary Weblinks Companion Website - coming soon!

Climate Change, Air Pollution and Global Challenges

Understanding and Perspectives from Forest Research

Author: N.A

Publisher: Newnes

ISBN: 0080983421

Category: Science

Page: 648

View: 5169

There are significant pressures from climate change and air pollution that forests currently face. This book aims to increase understanding of the state and potential of forest ecosystems to mitigate and adapt to climate change in a polluted environment. It reconciles process-oriented research, long-term monitoring and applied modeling through comprehensive forest ecosystem research. Furthermore, it introduces "forest super sites for research for integrating soil, plant and atmospheric sciences and monitoring. It also provides mechanistic and policy-oriented modeling with scientifically sound risk indications regarding atmospheric changes and ecosystem services. Identifies current knowledge gaps and emerging research needs Highlights novel methodologies and integrated research concepts Assesses ecological meaning of investigations and prioritizing research need