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Clean Water: An Introduction to Water Quality and Pollution Control


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ISBN13: 9780870714986
ISBN10: 0870714988
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Clean Water is a book for anyone concerned about this precious resource who wants to become better informed. In straightforward language, Kenneth Vigil provides a comprehensive introduction to the many scientific, regulatory, cultural, and geographic issues associated with water quality and water pollution control.<P>Most other books on water quality and pollution control are highly technical and very specific, and are aimed at engineers, scientists, or attorneys. Clean Water, on the other hand, is a comprehensive discussion of the subject intended for a wider audience of science students, educators, and the general public.<P>Vigil avoids the use of technical jargon and uses many photos and diagrams to illustrate and explain concepts. He provides sufficient detail to educate readers about many broad topics and includes additional references at the end of each chapter for exploring specific topics in more detail.<P>Clean Water summarizes the basic fundamentals of water chemistry and microbiology and outlines important water quality rules and regulations, all in concise, understandable prose. It describes the basic scientific principles behind water pollution control and the broader approach of addressing water pollution problems through watershed management. There are sections on drinking water and on citizen involvement in water pollution control efforts at home and in the community.<P>This is a thoroughly revised edition of Vigil's 1996 book, Clean Water: The Citizen's Complete Guide to Water Quality and Water Pollution Control, which was praised by reviewers and has been used as a textbook at colleges and high schools throughout the U.S.

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This guide for students, water professionals, and concerned citizens provides an introduction to water quality and water pollution control. Environmental engineer Vigil describes the basic scientific principles behind water pollution control and explains the broader approach of watershed management. He also suggests ways for citizens to apply what they have learned about clean water at home and in the community. The first edition was published by Columbia Cascade Publishing in 1996 under the title . Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Table of Contents

The water environment — Water chemistry and microbiology — Sources of water pollution — Preventing water pollution — Water quality regulations — The watershed approach — Drinking water — Getting personal about clean water.

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huntdmnj, November 29, 2006 (view all comments by huntdmnj)
This appears to be an excellent book about water quality that is directed toward the non-scientific
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Vigil, Kenneth M
Oregon State University Press
Vigil, Kenneth M.
Environmental Science
Water quality
Water -- Purification.
Environmental Studies-General
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8.9 x 6 x 0.5 in

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