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Main Title Mapping the chemical environment of urban areas /
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Johnson, Christopher C.
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell,
Year Published 2011
OCLC Number 676726342
ISBN 9780470747247 (hardback); 0470747242 (hardback)
Subjects Soil pollution ; Urban pollution ; Environmental geochemistry ; Geological mapping ; TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Remote Sensing & Geographic Information Systems
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EIAM  TD878.M37 2011 Region 2 Library/New York,NY 08/24/2012
ESAM  TD878.M37 2011 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 12/26/2012
Collation xxiii, 616 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), col. maps ; 27 cm.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Notes
Introduction -- Urban geochemical mapping : a review of case studies in this volume -- Sample preparation and inorganic analysis for urban geochemical survey soil and sediment samples -- Organic analysis for urban geochemical survey soil samples -- Understanding the quality of chemical data from the urban environment : part 1 : quality control procedures -- Understanding the quality of chemical data from the urban environment : part 2 : measurement uncertainty in the decision-making process -- Data analysis for urban geochemical data -- Sources of anthropogenic contaminants in the urban environment -- Building materials : an important source for polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in urban soils -- Children, soils, and health : how do polluted soils influence children's health? -- Hazard and exposure assessment in contaminated land investigations and environmental management -- Regulation and administration of soil pollution in Trondheim, Norway : development of awareness, land use-specific criteria and local disposal facilities -- Soil geochemical baselines in UK urban centres : the G-BASE Project -- Geochemical baseline levels and suggested local guideline values in urban areas in Sweden -- Using geochemical baselines in the assessment of soil contamination in Finland -- The scale of an urban contamination footprint : results from a transect through Oslo, Norway -- Urban geochemistry of Berlin, Germany -- Environmental geochemical survey of the city of Stassfurt : an old mining and industrial urban area in Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany -- Systematic urban geochemistry of Madrid, Spain, based on soils and dust -- Urban geochemistry of Tallinn (Estonia) : major and trace-elements distribution in topsoil -- Geochemical and ecological survey of the Prague city area, Czech Republic -- Geochemical mapping of the Ljubljana urban and suburban area, Slovenia -- Geochemical characteristics of Lithuanian urban areas -- Advancements in urban geochemical mapping of the Naples metropolitan area : colour composite maps and results from an urban Brownfield site -- The Lavrion urban geochemistry study, Hellas -- Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in urban surface soil in Oslo, Bergen and Trondheim, Norway : PAHb16s levels, compositions and ratios -- Polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins and dibenzofurans (PCDDs/PCDFs) in urban surface soil in Norway -- Soil contamination in the urban area of Belgrade, Serbia -- Clean soil at child-care centres and public playgrounds : an important part of Norway's chemical policy -- Geochemical mapping of the Denver, Colorado (USA) urban area : a comparison of studies in 1972 and 2005 -- Geochemical characterization of soil and sediments of the city of Beira, Mozambique : a preliminary approach -- Urban geochemical mapping in Nigeria with some examples from southern Nigeria -- Geochemical mapping of trace metal pollutants in urban soils of Hong Kong. "This comprehensive text focuses on the increasingly important issues of urban geochemical mapping with key coverage of the distribution and behaviour of chemicals and compounds in the urban environment. Clearly structured throughout, the first part of the book covers general aspects of urban chemical mapping with an overview of current practice and reviews of different aspects of the component methodologies. The second part includes case histories from different urban areas around Europe authored by those national or academic institutions tasked with investigating the chemical environments of their major urban centers"-- "This book presents, for the first time a comprehensive overview of the methods currently being employed across Europe to map the distribution of chemical elements and compounds in urban area"--