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A Perspective of Environmental Pollution - M. W. Holdgate

A Perspective of Environmental Pollution

Paperback Published: 2nd February 1981
ISBN: 9780521299725
Number Of Pages: 290

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Holdgate's 1979 book A Perspective of Environmental Pollution was an intensely important volume when it was first published, looking as it did to contextualise and extensively review the effects of pollution throughout the 1970s. As founding director of the Department of the Environment's Central Unit on Environmental Pollution, Dr Holdgate was eminently well qualified to provide this analysis. Holdgate takes an ecological view of pollutants, pathways and environmental change, whilst also looking at international pollution and the way in which patterns of pollution are monitored and costed. Whilst his primary analysis is scientific, he also writes confidently and convincingly on the legal, administrative and economic effects of industrial processes on the environment. This book will continue to be of use to anyone with an interest in the impact and assessment of environmental pollution.

Preface
Acknowledgements
The ecological context
Pollution and pollutants
The significance of pathways
Changes in environment
The effects of pollution on targets
Target exposure, risk and the establishment of goals and standards
Monitoring and surveillance
Costs and controls
Pollution as an international problem
The approach to the future
References
Index
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ISBN: 9780521299725
ISBN-10: 0521299721
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 290
Published: 2nd February 1981
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.65
Weight (kg): 0.43