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|OLS Field Name||OLS Field Data|
|Main Title||The science of environmental pollution /|
|Author||Spellman, Frank R.|
|ISBN||9781439813027 (alk. paper); 1439813027 (alk. paper)|
|Subjects||Pollution. ; Environmental sciences.|
|Collation||xxiii, 487 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.|
Includes bibliographical references and index.
"The Science of Environmental Pollution, Second Edition asks questions about environmental pollution: What is it? What is its impact? What are the causes and how can we mitigate them? But more than this, the second edition stimulates new ways to think about the issues and their possible solutions." "Simply put, studying pollution without science is analogous to attempting to cook without being able to read a recipe, measure ingredients correctly, or monitor the progress of that which is cooking. Conversely, studying pollution through science affords the opportunity to maintain a healthful, life-sustaining environment. This second edition presents common-sense approaches and practical examples based on scientific principles, models, and observations, but keeps the text lively and understandable to scientists and non-scientists alike." "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 you with the scientific rationale required to make informed decisions."--BOOK JACKET.