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This interesting and helpful set will help readers gain an understanding of major concepts, terms, and events in modern pollution studies. Recommended.
A worthwhile reference for high school students and the general public.
Definitive yet accessible...notable for reliable information on a topic of interest to both undergraduate and lay audiences, merits high recommendation for high-school, public, and academic libraries.
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 include
• agriculture and pollution
• Deepwater Horizon oil spill
• hurricanes and pollution
• indoor air pollution
• Kerr-McGee Rare Earths Facility
• Love Canal
• mining and pollution
• soil pollution
• Three Mile Island
• vinyl chloride
• war and pollution
• World Trade Center disaster
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.
Useful for undergraduate and lay audiences, merits high recommendation for high-school, public, and academic libraries.
Introduction • Cross-referenced Lists of Entries • Entries A?Z • Feature Essay • Air Pollution in National Parks • by Robert P. Blauvelt • Gulf of Mexico Dead Zone • by Alexander E. Gates, Ph.D. • Epidemiology and Health Effects • by Robert P. Blauvelt • Hurricane Floyd and Hog Waste in Eastern North Carolina • by Alexander E. Gates, Ph.D. • Space Shuttle Launches and Air Pollution • by Robert P. Blauvelt • Regulation of Ocean Pollution • by Robert P. Blauvelt • Air Pollution over the Ocean • by Robert P. Blauvelt • Dry Cleaning and the Environment • by Robert P. Blauvelt • Deicing Chemicals and the Environment • by Robert P. Blauvelt • Golf Courses and Pollution • by Robert P. Blauvelt • Colorado River • by Alexander E. Gates, Ph.D. • Cemeteries and Groundwater Contamination • by Robert P. Blauvelt • Appendixes: List of Acronyms • Chronology of Pollution Events • Glossary • Further Resources • 2007 CERCLA Priority List of Hazardous Substances • EPA Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) for Industrial Pollutants • Released to the Environment by All Industries in the United States • EPA Drinking Water Standards • EPA Current National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for All Controlled Pollutants • National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), List of Immediately Dangerous to Life and Health (IDLH) Values for Controlled Chemicals • U.S. EPA National Air Quality Index • Chemicals Analyzed at Superfund Sites • U.S. National Priorities List (NPL or Superfund) Sites • Top 25 Oil Spills in the World • Index
About the Authors:
Alexander E. Gates, Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, is currently the vice chancellor for research at Rutgers University, Newark. He is also the executive director of the Highlands Environmental Research Institute and a Fellow of the Geological Society of America. Dr. Gates has served as president of the National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NE Section) and the Geological Association of New Jersey. He is an expert in many environmental aspects of geosciences, including environmental radon, earthquake activity, acid mine drainage, and soil pollution. He has appeared in several Discovery Channel documentaries, in newspapers, and on television news programs to explain the impact on society of earthquakes, pollution, and other environmental incidents.
Robert P. Blauvelt is a senior vice president at an environmental consulting firm in northern New Jersey and has worked in the environmental industry for more than 30 years. He has authored many articles on the cleanup of soil and groundwater contamination at hazardous and low-level radioactive waste disposal sites.
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