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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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This textbook provides an overview of issues of environmental pollution in a manner intended to be understandable to undergraduate students who may or may not have a significant science background. For each major type of pollutant, Hill (urban affairs and planning, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State U.) addresses the characteristics of the pollutant, why it is of environmental concern, its sources, and what is being done to mitigate or perhaps even eliminate its harms. Environmental health and policy issues are also addressed. Prior to discussing individual pollutants and pollutant categories, she includes chapters addressing comparative risk assessment, pollution prevention in waste management, chemical toxicity, and chemical risk assessment. For this new edition, she has included a new chapter on chemistry basics and has placed a greater emphasis on pollutant movement, transformation, and degradation, as well as pollution problems in less-developed countries. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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This popular textbook has been fully updated to deliver an essential overview of global, corporate and individual environmental pollution issues.

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The third edition of this well-received textbook has more than 30% new material, delivering a concise overview of global, corporate and individual environmental pollution issues. Exercises throughout enable students to critically engage with the problems presented and apply what they have learned.

About the Author

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.

Table of Contents

Preface; Acknowledgements; List of abbreviations; 1. Understanding pollution; 2. Reducing pollution; 3. Chemical toxicity; 4. Chemical exposures and risk assessment; 5. Ambient air pollution; 6. Acid deposition; 7. Global warming; 8. Stratospheric 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; 19. Chemistry - basic concepts; Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521736695
Author:
Hill, Marquita K.
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Author:
Cram101 Textbook Reviews
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
Environmental Science
Subject:
Environmental Studies-General
Subject:
Education-General
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20100531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
105 b/w illus. 55 tables 30 exercises
Pages:
602
Dimensions:
9.60x7.40x1.20 in. 2.85 lbs.

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