Synopses & Reviews
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.
"... provides a thorough background to pollution, from global issues to personal pollution in the home ... 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."
" ... 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
"Overall this a tour de force which marshals a huge volume of information in its 585 pages; this renders it a valuable teaching aid which is its primary aim and there are few competitors. It contains numerous graphs and diagrams, some photographs, is good on definitions, chapter-by-chapter further reading and internet resources as well as in-chapter questions to prompt enquiry. Any teacher/lecturer of pollution and related issues will find this book an asset."
Antoinette Mannion, Bulletin of the British Ecological Society
This popular textbook has been fully updated to deliver an essential overview of global, corporate and individual environmental pollution issues.
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.