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Environmental Science and Technology : A Sustainable Approach to Green Science and Technology, Second Edition - Stanley E. Manahan

Environmental Science and Technology

A Sustainable Approach to Green Science and Technology, Second Edition

Hardcover Published: 20th October 2006
ISBN: 9780849395123
Number Of Pages: 646

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Formally established by the EPA nearly 15 years ago, the concept of green chemistry is beginning to come of age. Although several books cover green chemistry and chemical engineering, none of them transfer green principles to science and technology in general and their impact on the future. Defining industrial ecology, Environmental Science and Technology: A Sustainable Approach to Green Science and Technology provides a general overview of green science and technology and their essential role in ensuring environmental sustainability.
Written by a leading expert, the book provides the essential background for understanding green science and technology and how they relate to sustainability. In addition to the hydrosphere, atmosphere, geosphere, and biosphere traditionally covered in environmental science books, this book is unique in recognizing the anthrosphere as a distinct sphere of the environment. The author explains how the anthrosphere can be designed and operated in a manner that does not degrade environmental quality and, in most favorable circumstances, may even enhance it.
With the current emphasis shifting from end-of-pipe solutions to pollution prevention and control of resource consumption, green principles are increasingly moving into the mainstream. This book provides the foundation not only for understanding green science and technology, but also for taking its application to the next level.

Sustainability through green science and technologyp. 1
The five environmental spheresp. 35
Green chemistry, biology, and biochemistryp. 61
Water : a unique substance essential for lifep. 99
Aquatic biology, microbiology, and chemistryp. 121
Keeping water greenp. 149
The atmosphere : a protective blanket around usp. 181
Environmental chemistry of the atmospherep. 205
Sustaining an atmosphere for life on earthp. 243
The geospherep. 285
Soil, agriculture, and food productionp. 323
Geospheric hazards and sustaining a green geospherep. 361
The biosphere : ecosystems and biological communitiesp. 391
Toxic effects on organisms and toxicological chemistryp. 423
Bioproductivity for a greener futurep. 447
The anthrosphere as part of the global environmentp. 479
Industrial ecology for sustainable resource utilizationp. 525
Adequate, sustainable energy : key to sustainabilityp. 565
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ISBN: 9780849395123
ISBN-10: 0849395127
Series: Practical Aspects of Criminal & Forensic Investigations
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 646
Published: 20th October 2006
Publisher: CRC PR INC
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 17.78  x 3.81
Weight (kg): 1.34
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: New edition