Atmospheric Pollution: History, Science, and Regulation / Edition 1

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Atmospheric Pollution: History, Science, and Regulation forms an ideal introductory textbook on atmospheric pollution for undergraduate and graduate students taking courses in atmospheric chemistry and physics, meteorology, environmental science, earth science, civil and environmental engineering, chemistry, environmental law and politics, and city planning and regulation. It also forms a valuable reference text for researchers and an introduction to the subject for general audiences.
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"...will be highly valued in environmental science curricula for its integrated approach to the scientific dimensions of all aspects of the atmospheric environment..." Chemical Heritage

"It integrates conventional textbook material on the science of air pollution with a wealth of historical information on the key discoveries in the field, brought to life with potted biographies and anecdotal sketches, all vividly illustrated with photographs, figures, satellite images and more...sufficiently rigorous and comprehensive to be useful to students of environmental science and others with its up-to-date material, easy style, problems and examples and outstanding illustrations...packed with enough quantitative and qualitative information to form the basis of a lecture course, or to act as a primer for general reader interested in the whole issue of air pollution. I do not think that there is a better book for engaging interest in the science of air pollution and I, for one, will certainly be recommending it to my second-year students." Chemistry in Britain

"Jacobson, a prolific and well-regarded author, offers a clearly structured book designed for use in courses.... Recommended." Choice

"...I will be very surprised if this does not become one of the standard texts in this field, especially for environmental science courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level, as well as a general reference and sourcebook for anybody interested in the history of airborne pollutants and their study, pollution meteorologists and atmospheric chemists." Weather

"...provides a novel perpsective on air pollution by examining the historical developments of air pollution science and regulation prior to presenting information on the major air pollution issues of today...insightful interpretations...[The book] teaches a valuable lesson about historical successes in controlling air pollution. This will likely make the text well suited for individuals or courses with an interest in the history of air pollution science and regulation." EOS

"Mark Jacobson's new undergraduate textbook Atmospheric Pollution: History, Science, and Regulation captures important parts of the vast panorama of science and human experience related to the atmosphere...His book covers a field so large that no previous text has satisfactorily reflected the full array of problems and issues...[it] may be the best available...The text is highlighted with interesting stories that dig deeper than most anecdotes...The book carefully builds a framework for understanding atmospheric issues, and that framework provides a solid basis for examining what might be done to address those is a well-rounded introduction to problems of the atmosphere and offers rich material for students contemplating their solutions." Physics Today

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Jacobsen (civil and environmental engineering, Stanford U.) introduces the science, politics, and history of air pollution issues. Covering urban smog, indoor air pollution, acid deposition, ozone depletion, and global warming, the work is presented as being appropriate as an introductory textbook for undergraduate students in environmental science. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521010443
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 9/28/2002
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 412
  • Product dimensions: 6.85 (w) x 9.72 (h) x 0.91 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface; 1. Basics and history of discovery of atmospheric chemicals; 2. The Sun, the Earth, and the evolution of the Earth's atmosphere; 3. Structure and composition of the present-day atmosphere; 4. Urban air pollution; 5. Aerosol particles in smog and the global environment; 6. Effects of meteorology on air pollution; 7. Effects of pollution on visibility, UV radiation, and atmosphere optics; 8. International regulation of urban smog since the 1940s; 9. Indoor air pollution; 10. Acid deposition; 11. Global stratospheric ozone reduction; 12. The greenhouse effect and global warming; Conversions and constants; References; Index.

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