×

Uh-oh, it looks like your Internet Explorer is out of date.

For a better shopping experience, please upgrade now.

Toxics A to Z: A Guide to Everyday Pollution Hazards
     

Toxics A to Z: A Guide to Everyday Pollution Hazards

by John Harte, Cheryl Holdren (With), Christine Shirley (With)
 

See All Formats & Editions


"This well-organized book informs in clear contexts what we, as consumers and we as citizens, can do for a healthful environment from one's home to one's planet.”—Ralph Nader

Overview


"This well-organized book informs in clear contexts what we, as consumers and we as citizens, can do for a healthful environment from one's home to one's planet.”—Ralph Nader

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
For the average individual trying to manage in a polluted world, this is an eminently readable guide to the toxins we live with. The first part of the book includes an overview of toxic issues, discusses the major sources of toxic exposure (air, water, food, and consumer products), and deals with special groups of toxics like petrochemicals and radiation. Part 2 is an alphabetical listing of over 100 commonly occurring toxic substances. Each entry addresses properties, health effects, and protection and prevention methods, and provides suggestions for further reading. A cross reference to entries by exposure (``household activities,'' ``workplace contaminants'') is a useful aid. A much-needed, comprehensive reference for the lay reader, this book should be in all public libraries.-- Linda Knaack, Mt. Ida Coll., Newton, Mass.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520072244
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
09/09/1991
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
576
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.13(d)

Meet the Author


John Harte is professor and chair of the Energy and Resources Group at the University of California, Berkeley, where Richard Schneider and Christine Shirley completed their degrees. Harte is the author of many scientific papers and books, including The Green Fuse (California, 1993). Cheryl Holdren holds a Ph.D. from Stanford University. A population biologist, she specializes in insect and plat ecology.

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Post to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews