Rational Readings on Environmental Concerns / Edition 1

Rational Readings on Environmental Concerns / Edition 1

by Jay H. Lehr
     
 

ISBN-10: 0471284858

ISBN-13: 9780471284857

Pub. Date: 05/28/1992

Publisher: Wiley

Nearly 50 of today's best known scientific, medical, and political minds discuss the full gamut of environmental issues in this provocative volume. They offer a wide range of insights on the state of environmental science today, including many alternative interpretations you won't find in any other media. Leading authorities such as Bruce Ames on carcinogenicity,

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Nearly 50 of today's best known scientific, medical, and political minds discuss the full gamut of environmental issues in this provocative volume. They offer a wide range of insights on the state of environmental science today, including many alternative interpretations you won't find in any other media. Leading authorities such as Bruce Ames on carcinogenicity, Bernard Cohen on radioactivity, Fred Singer on global warming, Dixie Lee Ray on nuclear energy, and more than 40 other frequently quoted voices on the environment offer critical thinking about concerns related to wetlands, ozone reduction, radon, forest reduction, acid rain, asbestos, the greenhouse effect and every other popular environmental issue. These contributions emphasize that environmental policies must be based on careful inquiry that is free of passion, and fully reliant on peer reviewed scientific investigation. Throughout they separate facts from fallacies and offer cool-headed scientific approaches, rather than emotional outrage, for dealing with real problems. You'll find out what biotechnology, environmental economics, medicine, nutrition, recycling, and other strategies can really do to correct serious worldwide problems. Plus, here's the real story on the environmental impacts of:

  • Agricultural chemicals
  • Asbestos
  • Biomagnification
  • DDT
  • Dioxin
  • Electromagnetic fields
  • Groundwater contamination
  • Landfills
  • Nuclear energy
  • Radiation.
Rational Readings on Environmental Concerns serves as a vital aid to decision making in the environmental arena. It is essential reading for environmental engineers, toxicologists, pathologists, cancer researchers, lawyers, legislators, regulators, and other professionals involved in environmental protection and assessment. It is also the best source of accurate and comprehensive data on environmental science for the media and publicly active citizens promoting environmental protection.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471284857
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
05/28/1992
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
841
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.33(h) x 1.89(d)

Table of Contents

Acid Rain.

Agricultural Chemicals.

Asbestos.

Biomagnification.

Biotechnology.

Cancer/Carcinogenesis.

DDT.

Dioxin.

Electromagnetic Fields.

Environmental Economics.

Environmentalism: What's Real, What's Not.

Greenhouse/Global Warming.

Landfills.

Media Coverage.

Medicine.

Nutrition.

Ozone.

Population.

Radiation and Nuclear Energy.

Radon.

Recycling.

Reverse Effects.

Risk.

Scientific Processes.

Species and Forest Reduction.

Toxicology.

Wetlands.

Wilderness.

In Summary.

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