The Science of Environmental Pollution


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The Science of Environmental Pollution Author: Format: Hardback First Published: Published By: Taylor & Francis Ltd Pages: 443 Illustrations and other contents: 39 Line drawings, black and white; 34 Halftones, black and white; 45 Tables, black and white; 73 Illustrations, black and white Language: English ISBN: 9781138626607 Categories: ,

This new edition of The Science of Environmental Pollution presents common-sense approaches and practical examples based on scientific principles, models, and observations, but keeps the text lively and understandable for scientists and non-scientists alike. It addresses the important questions regarding environmental pollution: What is it? What is its impact? What are the causes and how can we mitigate them? But more than this, it stimulates new ways to think about the issues and their possible solutions. This third edition has been updated throughout, and contains new information on endocrine disruptors in drinking water, contaminated sediments in surface waters, hydraulic fracturing wastewater, and more. Also, it will include new case studies, examples, and study questions. Environmental issues continue to attract attention at all levels. Some sources say that pollution is the direct cause of climate change; others deny that the possibility even exists. This text sorts through the hyperbole, providing concepts and guidelines that not only aid in understanding the issues, but equip readers with the scientific rationale required to make informed decisions.

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"...a well written textbook for upper level undergraduate students or graduate students who are in a field of study related to environmental science." -Huan Feng, Montclair State University, New Jersey, USA

Author Biography

Frank R. Spellman, PhD, is a retired assistant professor of environmental health at Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia. He is the author of more than 90 books covering topics in environmental science and occupational health, and has been cited in more than 450 publications. Dr. Spellman holds a BA in public administration, a BS in business management, an MBA, and both an MS and a PhD in environmental engineering.