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Encyclopedia of Pollution (In 2 Volumes)

Alexander E Gates (Author) Robert P Blauvelt (Author)

Pollution is the release to the environment of contaminants that can cause discomfort, disorder, harm, or instability. Considering its impact, it is important that there should be resource that addresses all aspects of pollution. Encyclopedia of Pollution is a comprehensive full-color reference that discusses the myriad types of pollutants including their properties, production, and uses; their emission into the environment; the effect to one’s health of exposure; the role of the government in funding research and assistance programs; legislation on preventive measures; and environmental regulations.

The two-volume encyclopedia features more than 300 up-to-date cross-referenced entries-most concluding with sources for further reading that detail a subject’s significance and relevance to the topic. The set includes 12 essays, interspersed throughout the text, that discuss epidemiology, space shuttle launches and air pollution, regulation of ocean pollution, the surprising impact of golf courses on pollution, Hurricane Floyd, and other topical issues. Enhanced by nearly 300 four-color line illustrations and color photographs, entries.

The encyclopedia includes 13 helpful appendixes-including, a chronology, a glossary, a bibliography of print and Web resources, the EPA drinking water standards, a list of chemicals analyzed at Superfund Sites, the EPA National Air Quality Index, and a list of the top 25 oil spills in the world-as well as an extensive index.

Encyclopedia of Pollution is an indispensable publication that will meet the specific demands of students, interested laypersons, and working professionals with an interest in this interdisciplinary field.

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Bibliographic information

Title Encyclopedia of Pollution (In 2 Volumes)
Format Hardcover
Date published: 31.08.2012
Edition 1st ed.
Publisher Viva Books
Language: English
isbn 9788130920733
length 1080p.