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Environmental Pollution and Control. Edition No. 4

  • ID: 1760510
  • January 1998
  • 392 Pages
  • Elsevier Science and Technology
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Complex environmental problems are often reduced to an inappropriate level of simplicity. While this book does not seek to present a comprehensive scientific and technical coverage of all aspects of the subject matter, it makes the issues, ideas, and language of environmental engineering accessible and understandable to the nontechnical reader.
Improvements introduced in the fourth edition include a complete rewrite of the chapters dealing with risk assessment and ethics, the introduction of new theories of radiation damage, inclusion of environmental disasters like Chernobyl and Bhopal, and general updating of all the content, specifically that on radioactive waste.

Since this book was first published in 1972, several generations of students have become environmentally aware and conscious of their responsibilities to the planet earth. Many of these environmental pioneers are now teaching in colleges and universities, and have in their classes students with the same sense of dedication and resolve that they themselves brought to the discipline. In those days, it was sometimes difficult to explain what indeed environmental science or engineering was, and why the development READ MORE >

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Environmental Pollution
Water Pollution
Measurement of Water Quality
Water Supply
Water Treatment
Collection of Wastewater
Wastewater Treatment
Sludge Treatment and Disposal
Nonpoint Source Water Pollution
Water Pollution Law
Solid Waste
Solid Waste Disposal
Resource Recovery
Hazardous Waste
Radioactive Waste
Solid and Hazardous Waste Law
Air Pollution
Meteorology and Air Quality
Measurement of Air Quality
Air Pollution Control
Air Pollution Law
Noise Pollution
Noise Measurement and Control
Environmental Impact
Environmental Ethics.

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Peirce, J. Jeffrey
Vesilind, P Aarne
Weiner, Ruth
Member of the National Academy of Sciences advisory panel. Former Professor of Environmental Studies at Western Washington University for 19 years.

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