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Encyclopedia of pollution

Author: Alexander E Gates; Robert P Blauvelt
Publisher: New York, NY : Facts on File, ©2011.
Series: Facts on File science library.
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Book Description: Encyclopedia of Pollution is a new, two-volume color set designed to address all aspects of pollution and the global impact on the environment in a single source. Containing more than 300 entries and essays interspersed throughout, it uses the most current scientific data to explain the different types of pollutants including properties, production, uses, environmental release and fate, adverse  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Encyclopedias
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alexander E Gates; Robert P Blauvelt
ISBN: 9780816070022 0816070024
OCLC Number: 166383623
Description: 2 v. (xiii, 977, I34 p.) : ill. (chiefly col.), maps ; 29 cm.
Contents: Acknowledgments --
Introduction --
Cross-referenced lists of entries --
Entries A-M --
Feature Essays: --
Air pollution in National Parks / Robert P Blauvelt --
Gulf of Mexico Dead Zone / Alexander E Gates, PhD --
Epidemiology and health effects / Robert P Blauvelt --
Hurricane Floyd and Hog Waste in Eastern North Carolina / Alexander E Gates, PhD --
Space shuttle launches and air pollution / Robert P Blauvelt --
Regulation of ocean pollution / Robert P Blauvelt --
Air pollution over the ocean / Robert P Blauvelt --
Dry cleaning and the environment / Robert P Blauvelt --
Deicing chemicals and the environment / Robert P Blauvelt --
Golf courses and pollution / Robert P Blauvelt --
Colorado River / Alexander E Gates, PhD --
Cemeteries and groundwater contamination / Robert P Blauvelt --
Appendixes: --
List of acronyms --
Chronology of pollution events --
Glossary --
Further resources --
2007 CERCLA priority list of hazardous substances --
EPA Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) for industrial pollutants released to the environment by all industries in the United States --
EPA drinking water standards --
EPA Current National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for all controlled pollutants --
National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) list of Immediately Dangerous To Life And Health (IDLH) values for controlled chemicals --
U S EPA National Air Quality Index --
Chemicals analyzed at superfund sites --
U S National Priorities List (NPL or Superfund) sites --
Top 25 oil spills in the world --
Index.
Series Title: Facts on File science library.
Responsibility: Alexander E. Gates and Robert P. Blauvelt.

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Book Description: Encyclopedia of Pollution is a new, two-volume color set designed to address all aspects of pollution and the global impact on the environment in a single source. Containing more than 300 entries and essays interspersed throughout, it uses the most current scientific data to explain the different types of pollutants including properties, production, uses, environmental release and fate, adverse health response to exposure, and environmental regulations on human exposure. It provides the scientific background on the water, soil, and air of environments where the pollutants are released. Coverage also includes pollution regulation, the function of federal regulatory agencies and environmental advocacy groups, and the technology and methods to reduce pollution and to remediate existing pollution problems. Numerous case studies explore the most infamous of pollution events such as the Exxon Valdez oil spill, the Gulf Storm oil well fires, the Chernobyl disaster, Hurricane Katrina, the World Trade Center disaster, and the Love Canal in New York, among many others including those that had great impact on legislation or that were used in popular media such as the films Erin Brockovich and A Civil Action. Biographies are provided of some of the leaders and pioneers of pollution study and activism. Other useful features include a detailed glossary, indexes, a timeline, and tables.

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