Environmental Chemistry of Global Climate Change [NOOK Book]

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As its title implies Environmental Chemistry of Global Climate Change explains the relationship between the discipline of environmental chemistry and the profound changes in Earth’s climate that are almost certainly under way, primarily due to emissions of greenhouse gas carbon dioxide. Chapter 1, “Environmental Chemistry and the Five Spheres of the Environment,” provides the background in environmental chemistry needed to understand how environmental chemistry relates to climate. It begins with a brief overview ...
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Environmental Chemistry of Global Climate Change

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Overview

As its title implies Environmental Chemistry of Global Climate Change explains the relationship between the discipline of environmental chemistry and the profound changes in Earth’s climate that are almost certainly under way, primarily due to emissions of greenhouse gas carbon dioxide. Chapter 1, “Environmental Chemistry and the Five Spheres of the Environment,” provides the background in environmental chemistry needed to understand how environmental chemistry relates to climate. It begins with a brief overview of the challenge posed by global warming and climate change. The remainder of the chapter is devoted to a discussion of the nature of environmental chemistry in order to provide the background needed to relate this discipline to climate change. The specific topics covered include the five environmental spheres (atmosphere, hydrosphere, geosphere, biosphere, and anthrosphere), chemical processes that occur in the environment, the definition and meaning of environmental chemistry, environmental chemistry as it relates to environmental pollution, the discipline of green chemistry (sustainable chemistry), and cycles of matter. The specific topics covered in this chapter are: (1) Environmental chemistry and the five spheres of the environment, (2) the challenge of global warming and climate change, (3) the environment and its chemistry, (4) what is environmental chemistry?, (5) what is green chemistry?, (6) cycles of matter. The following color illustrations in Chapter 1 are: (1) Five major spheres of the environment, (2) structure of the atmosphere, (3) the hydrosphere and the hydrologic cycle, (4) structure of the geosphere, (5) the biosphere, (6) environmental chemistry definition, (7) water chemistry, (8) atmospheric chemical processes, (9) toxicological chemistry, (10) the old approach to the environment, (11) the command and control approach to pollution control, (12) the sustainability approach, (13) green chemistry definition, (14) the carbon cycle.
Chapter 2, “Environmental Chemistry and the Five Spheres of the Environment,” deals specifically with climate change and its relationship to environmental chemistry. It begins with an overview of Earth’s climate and climate change followed by discussions of greenhouse gases and global temperature, the consequences of global climate change, dealing with global climate change, mitigation and minimization of greenhouse gas emissions, countracting measures that might be taken to reduce global warming, and adaptation to global warming. The specific topics covered in Chapter 2 are: (1) Earth’s climate and climate change, (2) greenhouse gases and global temperature, (3) the consequences of global climate change, (4) dealing with global climate change, (5) mitigation and minimization of greenhouse gas emissions, (6) counteracting measures, (7) adaptation. The following color illustrations in Chapter 2 are: (1) Distribution of energy in the atmosphere, (2) infrared spectrum of carbon dioxide, (3) atmospheric levels of carbon dioxide over many decades, (4) carbon dioxide and carbonates in the carbon cycle, (5) global temperatures since 1850, (6) combined power cycles to reduce carbon dioxide emissions, (7) the water bank.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940013101326
  • Publisher: Chemchar
  • Publication date: 8/16/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 1,141,908
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Stanley E. Manahan is Professor Emeritus of Chemistry at the University of Missouri-Columbia, where he has been on the faculty since 1965. He received his A.B. in chemistry from Emporia State University in Kansas in 1960 and his Ph.D. in analytical chemistry from the University of Kansas in 1965. Since 1968, his primary research and professional activities have been in environmental chemistry, with recent emphasis on hazardous waste treatment. His latest research has involved gasification of wastes and gasification of sewage sludge and crop byproduct biomass for energy production. Professor Manahan has taught courses on environmental chemistry, hazardous wastes, toxicological chemistry, and analytical chemistry and has lectured on these topics throughout the U.S. as an American Chemical Society Local Sections tour speaker and in a number of countries including France, Italy, Austria, Japan, Mexico, and Venezuela. Professor Manahan has written books on environmental chemistry (Environmental Chemistry, 9th ed., 2010, Taylor & Francis/CRC press, and Fundamentals of Environmental Chemistry, 3rd ed., 2009, Taylor & Francis/CRC press), green chemistry (Green Chemistry and the Ten Commandments of Sustainability, 3rd ed., 2010, ChemChar Research, Inc.), water chemistry (Water Chemistry: Green Science and Technology of Nature’s Most Renewable Resource, Taylor & Francis/CRC Press, 2011), general chemistry (Fundamentals of Sustainable Chemical Science 2009, Taylor & Francis/CRC Press), environmental geology. (Environmental Geology and Geochemistry, Barnes & Noble Nook Books, 2011), hazardous wastes and industrial ecology (Industrial Ecology: Environmental Chemistry and Hazardous Waste, 1999, Lewis Publishers/CRC Press), toxicological chemistry (Toxicological Chemistry and Biochemistry, 3rd ed., 2002, Lewis Publishers/CRC Press), applied chemistry, and quantitative chemical analysis. He is the author or co-author of approximately 90 research articles.
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