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Offers an authoritative perspective on both theory and practice: the authors are world renowned scientists and engineers with academic and practical experience in environmental matters. Focused on current environmental problems, their causes, effects, and solutions, this book explores the basic nature of the natural systems. Using a technical (quantitative) approach — it maintains a broad perspective that appeals to all, but at the same time is useful to those proceeding further in environmental or sanitary engineering.

In addition to the traditional topics of water quality, wastewater treatment, and air pollution, it explains the root causes of environmental problems and clarifies the relationships between natural systems and technology. Provides discussions on solid and hazardous wastes, environmental management, and ethics — topics seldom found in a single text. Discusses the changing role of technology — e.g., “preventive technology” as an alternative to traditional “end-of-pipe” solutions. Considers recent data on the causes of environmental problems — e.g., population and economic growth, energy growth, natural environmental hazards, and environmental disturbances. Expands coverage of such topics as water consumption and drinking water standards; water pollution; scientific background — e.g., atmospheric sciences, Cryptosporidium.

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A revised introductory text for environmental students focusing on quantitative scientific methods to understand and resolve environmental problems. Organized by the themes of cause, background, and control, the authors discuss: population, urbanization, energy use, physics and chemistry, microbiology and epidemiology, water pollution, air pollution, hazardous wastes, and environmental management. The text features over 300 examples and problems, and updated coverage of ethics and sustainable development. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780131206502
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • Publication date: 3/5/1996
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 778
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.80 (d)

Table of Contents

I. CAUSES OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROBLEMS.

1. The Nature and Scope of Environmental Problems.

2. Population and Economic Growth.

3. Energy Growth.

4. Natural Environmental Hazards.

5. Human Environmental Disturbances.

II. SCIENTIFIC BACKGROUND.

6. Physics and Chemistry.

7. Atmospheric Sciences.

8. Microbiology and Epidemiology.

9. Ecology.

III. TECHNOLOGY AND CONTROL.

10. Water Resources.

11. Water Supply.

12. Water Pollution.

13. Air Pollution.

14. Solid Wastes.

15. Hazardous Wastes.

16. Environmental Management.

Appendix A. Symbols, Dimensions, and Units.

Appendix B. Physical Properties and Constants.

Appendix C. Abbreviations and Symbols.

Appendix D. Special Environmental Problems.

Index.

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