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Environmental Science : Principles and Practices.

Author: Frank R Spellman; Melissa L Stoudt
Publisher: Lanham : The Scarecrow Press, Inc., 2013.
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"Environmental Science: Principles and Practices provides the scientific principles, concepts, applications, and methodologies required to understand the interrelationships of the natural world, identify and analyze environmental problems both natural and manmade, evaluate the relative risks associated with these problems, and examine alternative solutions (such as renewable energy sources) for resolving and even  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Spellman, Frank R.
Environmental science.
Lanham : The Scarecrow Press, Inc., 2013
(DLC) 2012029047
(OCoLC)805390923
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Frank R Spellman; Melissa L Stoudt
ISBN: 9780810886117 0810886111
OCLC Number: 851315064
Description: 1 online resource (709 pages) : illustrations
Contents: The environment and environmental science --
Environmental science: the fundamentals --
Environmental chemistry --
Environmental biology --
Environmental toxicology --
Environmental geology and groundwater hydrology --
Environmental sampling and analyses --
Technology and the environment --
The atmosphere: basic air quality --
Meteorology --
Atmospheric pollutants --
Atmospheric air dispersion --
Atmospheric change --
All about water: Earth's blood --
Freshwater: surface and ground sources --
Water pollution and control --
Soil characteristics, pollution, and pollution control --
Solid/hazardous wastes and control.

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"Environmental Science: Principles and Practices provides the scientific principles, concepts, applications, and methodologies required to understand the interrelationships of the natural world, identify and analyze environmental problems both natural and manmade, evaluate the relative risks associated with these problems, and examine alternative solutions (such as renewable energy sources) for resolving and even preventing them. Frank R. Spellman and Melissa Stoudt introduce the science of the environmental mediums of air, water, soil, and biota to undergraduate students"--Provided by publisher.

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