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Nearly 50 of today's best known scientific, medical, and politicalminds discuss the full gamut of environmental issues in thisprovocative volume. They offer a wide range of insights on thestate of environmental science today, including many alternativeinterpretations you won't find in any other media. Leadingauthorities such as Bruce Ames on carcinogenicity, Bernard Cohen onradioactivity, Fred Singer on global warming, Dixie Lee Ray onnuclear energy, and more than 40 other frequently quoted voices onthe environment offer critical thinking about concerns related towetlands, ozone reduction, radon, forest reduction, acid rain,asbestos, the greenhouse effect and every other popularenvironmental issue. These contributions emphasize thatenvironmental policies must be based on careful inquiry that isfree of passion, and fully reliant on peer reviewed scientificinvestigation. Throughout they separate facts from fallacies andoffer cool-headed scientific approaches, rather than emotionaloutrage, for dealing with real problems. You'll find out whatbiotechnology, environmental economics, medicine, nutrition,recycling, and other strategies can really do to correct seriousworldwide problems. Plus, here's the real story on theenvironmental impacts of:

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

Fifty of today's best-known scientific, medical, and political minds discuss environmental issues ranging from global warming to forest reduction. 50 illustrations.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471284857
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 5/28/1992
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 841
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.33 (h) x 1.89 (d)

Meet the Author

JAY H. LEHR, Ph.D., is former director of the Association of Ground Water Scientists and Engineers, Professor of Hydrogeology at the Ohio State University and author of more than 300 technical papers and 10 textbooks on environmental science.

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Table of Contents

Acid Rain.

Agricultural Chemicals.







Electromagnetic Fields.

Environmental Economics.

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

Greenhouse/Global Warming.


Media Coverage.





Radiation and Nuclear Energy.



Reverse Effects.


Scientific Processes.

Species and Forest Reduction.




In Summary.

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