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Paradigms lost : learning from environmental mistakes, mishaps, and misdeeds

Author: Daniel A Vallero
Publisher: Boston : Butterworth-Heinemann, c 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Document   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: History
Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Computer File, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel A Vallero
ISBN: 0750678887 9780750678889
OCLC Number: 61456533
Description: xxxii, 563 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Lessons learned : a case approach to environmental problems --
pollution revisited --
Something in the air --
Watershed events --
Landmark cases --
By way of introduction --
Environmental swords of damocles --
Dropping acid and heavy metal reactions --
Spaceship Earth --
Myths and ideology : perception versus reality --
Just environmental decisions, please --
Bottom lines and top of the head guesses.
Responsibility: Daniel A. Vallero.
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Combines the historical case perspective with credible scientific explanations of key environmental disasters and problems. This book sorts through natural disasters and human mistakes from Love  Read more...

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"Vallero's engaging, accessible prose mostly avoids the stiffness that often pervades books of this type, making it easier to digest the technical context and analysis."- Civil Engineering, March 2006 Read more...

 
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