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Understanding Environmental Pollution
A Primer

2nd Edition

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  • Date Published: July 2006
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  • isbn: 9780511207433

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  • 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 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.

    • Covers the full spectrum of pollution issues from an international perspective
    • Emphasizes environmental health in developed and developing nations
    • Well designed textbook accessible to non-scientists
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    Reviews & endorsements

    '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

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    Product details

    • Edition: 2nd Edition
    • Date Published: July 2006
    • format: Adobe eBook Reader
    • isbn: 9780511207433
    • contains: 69 b/w illus. 42 tables
    • availability: This ISBN is for an eBook version which is distributed on our behalf by a third party.
  • Table of Contents

    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

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    Understanding Environmental Pollution

    Marquita K. Hill

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  • Instructors have used or reviewed this title for the following courses

    • Air Pollution and Human Health
    • Chemistry affects our lives
    • Conservation Biology Lab/Seminar
    • Ecological Methods
    • Environmental & Occupational Health
    • Environmental Economics
    • Environmental Geography
    • Environmental Health
    • Environmental Pollution
    • Environmental Polution and Regulation
    • Geological Engineering Design Project I
    • Global Issues in Environmental Health
    • Health and the Built Environment
    • International Agricultural Extension and Education
    • Introduction to Air Pollution or Air and Water Pollution
    • Pollution Contrl Plan
    • Pollution Control & Prevention
    • Pollution Ecology
    • Pollution: Impacts and Remediation
    • Science of Pollution
    • Soil and Water Pollution
    • Work, Health, & Environment
  • Author

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

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