Understanding Environmental Pollution: A Primer

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A lucidly written and thorough approach to comprehending pollution issues, Understanding Environmental Pollution systematically addresses issues from global stratospheric ozone depletion to personal pollution in the home. Dr Hill identifies pollutants and their sources, addresses the risks to humans and the environment, and discusses what is being done to reduce emissions. Although it focuses on the United States, this book considers the global implications of local pollution and stresses both individual and corporate responsibility. The book provides basic concepts in toxicology and risk assessment next to contrary opinions on major issues, enabling curious undergraduate students to evaluate environmental problems, realising that there may not be a 'right' answer. It is a perfect text for introducing students to pollution problems and to earth science.

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'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

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Identifies pollutants and their sources, and discusses pollution prevention, recycling and reuse, waste treatment and disposal. Hill places these issues in a social context, considers the global implications of local pollution, and stresses both individual and corporate responsibility. Basic concepts in toxicology and risk assessment are provided, and the book is accessible to non-science majors as well as environmental science students.

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Book Description Cambridge Univ Press, 1997. Hardcover. Condition: New. No Jacket. H/B 316 pages, condition is NEW, sealed in plastic. A lucidly written and thorough approach to comprehending pollution issues, Understanding Environmental Pollution systematically addresses the spectrum of these issues, from global stratospheric ozone depletion to personal pollution in the home. Dr. Hill identifies pollutants and their sources, addresses the risks to humans and the environment, and discusses what is being done to reduce emissions. Throughout, she applies four tests to the relevant issue: What are the pollutants of concern; why are they of concern; to what sources do humans risk exposure; how are emissions of the pollutants being reduced? Although it focuses on the United States, this text considers the global implications of local pollution and stresses both individual and corporate responsibility. The book provides basic concepts in toxicology and risk assessment along with dissenting opinions on major issues. In presenting the facts and offering a variety of opinions, this book enables curious undergraduate students to evaluate environmental problems, realizing that there may not be a "right" answer. It is an excellent text for introducing students to pollution problems and to earth science. Seller Inventory # 059903

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