The Changing Environment

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781461293729
  • Publisher: Springer New York
  • Publication date: 7/31/2012
  • Series: Springer Series on Environmental Management
  • Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1986
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 239
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.53 (d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction.- Major Issues.- Objectives.- 2. Environmental Issues in Less Developed Countries.- Population Management and Food Supply.- Desertification.- Deforestation.- Extinction of Species.- Toxic Chemicals.- 3. Environmental Management in Developed Countries.- Management Styles.- Environmental Legislation and Regulations.- Cost of Pollution Abatement.- Public Attitudes on Environmental Protection.- 4. Hazardous Waste.- Waste Generation.- Waste Management.- Health Effects.- 5. Groundwater Contamination.- Supply and Importance.- Microbial Contamination.- Chemical Contamination.- Environmental Fate Processes.- Ground Water Protection.- 6. Toxic Substances in Water.- Drinking Water.- Chemical Contaminants.- Risk Assessment.- Surface Water.- Surface Water Quality.- Aquatic Toxicology.- 7. Toxic Particulates in Air.- Asbestos.- Occupational Health Effects.- Environmental Exposure.- Ingested Asbestos.- Lead Emissions.- Emissions and Environmental Residues.- Health Effects.- Regulatory Controls.- 8. New Fossil Fuel Technologies.- Nonconventional Oil Recovery.- Coal.- Carbon Dioxide and Global Warming.- 9. Nuclear Energy.- Nuclear Generating Industry.- Nuclear Reactor Safety.- Waste Treatment and Disposal.- Environmental Impact.- Health Risks.- 10. Acid Deposition.- Sources and Emissions.- Atomspheric Transformations, Transport, and Deposition.- Effects of Acidic Deposition.- Mitigation and Control.
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