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Understanding our Environment : An Introduction to Environmental Chemistry and Pollution - R. M. Harrison

Understanding our Environment

An Introduction to Environmental Chemistry and Pollution

By: R. M. Harrison (Editor), Hugh Fish (Contribution by), C. Nicholas Hewitt (Contribution by), A. S. Tomlin (Contribution by), Andrew C. Skinner (Contribution by)

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Published: 1st March 1999
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This 2nd edition of Understanding Our Environment has been reworked and greatly updated, providing a modern introductory level text for students of pollution and environmental chemistry. The book describes the basic concepts in relation to the chemistry of the atmosphere, freshwaters, oceans and soils, as well as the ways in which pollutants behave in these media (exemplified by case studies based upon topical environmental problems). It also examines the transfer of pollutants between different environmental compartments, the monitoring of the environment, the ecological and human health effects of chemical pollution, economics and regulatory control. Again case studies are used throughout. This unique introductory text is essential reading for students on undergraduate and first year postgraduate courses dealing with pollution and environmental chemistry, as well as for scientists and engineers in industry, public service and consultancy who require a basic understanding of environmental processes.

Contributors
Introductionp. 1
The Atmospherep. 9
Freshwatersp. 71
The Oceanic Environmentp. 139
Land Contamination and Reclamationp. 199
Environmental Cycling of Pollutantsp. 237
Environmental Monitoring Strategiesp. 267
Ecological and Health Effects of Chemical Pollutionp. 331
Managing Environmental Qualityp. 397
Subject Indexp. 437
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ISBN: 9780854045846
ISBN-10: 0854045848
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 462
Published: 1st March 1999
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.3 x 15.7  x 2.4
Weight (kg): 0.71
Edition Number: 3
Edition Type: New edition