ISBN 9788130920733,Encyclopedia of Pollution, 2 Volume Set

Encyclopedia of Pollution, 2 Volume Set



Viva Education Private Ltd

Publication Year 2012

ISBN 9788130920733

ISBN-10 8130920735


Number of Pages 1080 Pages
Language (English)

Chemical pollution

Pollution is the release to the environment of contaminants that can cause discomfort, disorder, harm, or instability. Considering its impact, it is important that there should be resource that addresses all aspects of pollution. Encyclopedia of Pollution is a comprehensive full-color reference that discusses the myriad types of pollutants--including their properties, production, and uses; their emission into the environment; the effect to one's health of exposure; the role of the government in funding research and assistance programs; legislation on preventive measures; and environmental regulations. The two-volume encyclopedia features more than 300 up-to-date cross-referenced entries--most concluding with sources for further reading--that detail a subject's significance and relevance to the topic. The set includes 12 essays, interspersed throughout the text, that discuss epidemiology, space shuttle launches and air pollution, regulation of ocean pollution, the surprising impact of golf courses on pollution, Hurricane Floyd, and other topical issues. Enhanced by nearly 300 four-color line illustrations and color photographs, entries include