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Understanding our Environment By Edited by R. M. Harrison

Understanding our Environment
by Edited by R. M. Harrison

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An introductory text to environmental chemistry and pollution. This third edition develops a more international approach than the previous editions. The major human and environmental impacts of pollution are summarized, and there are case studies, questions and worked examples.
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Understanding our Environment: An Introduction to Environmental Chemistry and Pollution by Edited by R. M. Harrison

This 2nd edition of Understanding Our Environment has been reworked and greatly updated, providing a modern introductory level text for students of pollution and environmental chemistry. The book describes the basic concepts in relation to the chemistry of the atmosphere, freshwaters, oceans and soils, as well as the ways in which pollutants behave in these media (exemplified by case studies based upon topical environmental problems). It also examines the transfer of pollutants between different environmental compartments, the monitoring of the environment, the ecological and human health effects of chemical pollution, economics and regulatory control. Again case studies are used throughout. This unique introductory text is essential reading for students on undergraduate and first year postgraduate courses dealing with pollution and environmental chemistry, as well as for scientists and engineers in industry, public service and consultancy who require a basic understanding of environmental processes.

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About Edited by R. M. Harrison

Roy Harrison OBE is Queen Elizabeth II Birmingham Centenary Professor of Environmental Health at the University of Birmingham. In 2004 he was appointed OBE for services to environmental science. Professor Harrison's research interests lie in the field of environment and human health. His main specialism is in air pollution, from emissions through atmospheric chemical and physical transformations to exposure and effects on human health. Much of this work is designed to inform the development of policy.

Table of Contents

Introduction; The Atmosphere; Freshwaters; The Oceans; Land Contamination and Reclamation; Integrative Aspects of Pollutant Cycling; Environmental Monitoring Strategies; Ecological and Health Effects of Chemical Pollution; Regulation and the Economics of Pollution Control; Subject Index.

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Understanding our Environment: An Introduction to Environmental Chemistry and Pollution by Edited by R. M. Harrison
Edited by R. M. Harrison
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