Understanding Environmental Pollution

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Cambridge University Press, Apr 22, 2010 - Science
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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 30% 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.
 

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Contents

1 Understanding pollution
1
2 Reducing risk reducing pollution
34
3 Chemical toxicity
57
4 Chemical exposures and risk assessment
89
5 Air pollution
117
6 Acid deposition
155
7 Global climate change
170
8 Stratospheric ozone depletion
213
12 Hazardous waste
348
13 Energy
374
14 Persistent bioaccumulative and toxic
410
15 Metals
425
16 Pesticides
456
17 Pollution at home
483
18 Zero waste zero emissions
511
some basic concepts
539

9 Water pollution
236
10 Drinkingwater pollution
286
11 Solid waste
311

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Marquita Hill is currently Adjunct Professor of Urban Affairs and Planning at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Formerly of the University of Maine, she developed a number of environmental courses during her time there, including 'Issues in Environmental Pollution', an interdisciplinary introductory course. For seven years she was a visiting scholar in Environmental Health at the Harvard School of Public Health, and was a founding member and first president of the Green Campus Consortium, an organization devoted to finding sustainable means of management for the state's higher-education institutions.

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