Air Pollution / Edition 2

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206 Line Drawings, 5 Halftones, 136 Tables, 25 Maps
Clays Library of Health and the Environment
Air pollution is a universal problem with consequences ranging from the immediate death of people and plants to gradually declining crop yields and damaged buildings. There will be profound differences in our weather, climate, economies and way of life if predictions for changes over the next 100 years are realized. This new edition continues to cover the wide range of air quality issues in an accessible style.
Topics include the sources and sinks of gaseous and particulate air pollutants, dispersion measurement, mobile sources, indoor air pollutants and effects on plants, materials, humans and animals. There is a chapter on climate change and one on the depletion of stratospheric ozone and the associated increase in ultraviolet radiation. Many global case studies are referred to, demonstrating the application of theory to practice.
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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

"A good starting book for those studying the environment of the atmosphere."
—Geoffrey Brundrett, International Journal of Ambient Energy

"The writing is accessible and generally clear, and most of the selected topics and examples are excellent... Summing up: Recommended."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415255646
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis, Inc.
  • Publication date: 11/28/2002
  • Series: Clay's Library of Health and the Environment
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 600
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Abhishek Tiwary is a Chartered Scientist and a Chartered Environmentalist involved in issues related to urban air pollution management and sustainable development. He is based at the University of Newcastle, UK.

Jeremy Colls is Professor Emeritus in Atmospheric Environment at the University of Nottingham, UK. He authored the previous two editions of Air Pollution.

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Table of Contents

Acronyms and abbreviations
1 Gaseous air pollutants: sources and control 1
2 Airborne particles 60
3 Mobile sources 102
4 Measurement of gases and particles 163
5 Concentrations and deposition 224
6 Meteorology and modelling 267
7 Analysis of an air quality data set 308
8 Indoor air quality 324
9 Effects on plants, visual range and materials 343
10 Responses of humans and other animals 388
11 Greenhouse gases and climate change 425
12 Ozone depletion and ultraviolet radiation 472
13 Standards and legislation 511
Conclusion 548
App.: useful web sites 549
Index 552
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