ISBN 9780521670388,Understanding Environmental Pollution

Understanding Environmental Pollution





Cambridge University Press

Publication Year 2009

ISBN 9780521670388

ISBN-10 0521670381

Paper Back

Edition 2nd
Number of Pages 484 Pages
Language (English)

Environmental Conservation & Protection

Understanding Environmental Pollution systematically introduces pollution issues to students and others with little scientific background. The first edition received excellent reviews, and the newedition received excellent reviews, and the newedition 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 it places greater stress on global pollutants. The relationship between energy generation and 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