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Author: Roy M. Harrison
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Title: Understanding our Environment: An Introduction to Environmental Chemistry and Pollution
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Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry; 2nd edition (February 1, 1998)
Pages: 326

Understanding our Environment: An Introduction to Environmental Chemistry and Pollution by Roy M. Harrison



CHAPTER 1. Introduction ROY M. HARRISON. 1 THE ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES It may surprise the student of today to learn that 'the environment' has not always been topical and indeed that environmental issues have become a matter of widespread public concern only over the past twenty years or so. Nonetheless, basic environmental science has existed as a facet of human scientific endeavour since the earliest days of scientific investigation

The major human and environmental impacts of pollution are summarized, and case studies are included as illustrations of the measures needed for control. Worked examples and questions are included to facilitate both teaching and learning of the subject. This book will be essential reading for students in environmental science and related areas, as well as scientists and engineers in industry, public service and consultancy who require a basic understanding of environmental processes.

The oceanic environment. Land contamination and reclamation. Environmental cycling of pollutants. Managing Environmental Quality.

CHAPTER 1: INTRODUCTION TO ENVIRONMENTAL CHEMISTRY Chemistry and Environmental Chemistry The Building Blocks of Matter. Prepared by Husam Al-Najar. Objectives of the course: The course address the environmental chemistry of the hydrosphere, discusses the fundamental properties of water, properties of bodies of water, and basic aquatic chemistry, including acid base behavior, phase interactions, oxidation-reduction, chelation. Moreover it introduces the atmosphere and atmospheric chemistry, including the key concept of photochemistry. Elements of Environmental Chemistry. Wiley-interscience a john wiley & sons, in. publication. Understanding Our Environment An Introduction to Environmental Chemistry and Pollution. The Royal Society of Chemistry 1999.

Understanding Our Environment. An Introduction to Environmental Chemistry and Pollution.

The book describes the basic concepts in relation to the chemistry of the atmosphere, freshwaters, oceans and soils, as well as the ways in which pollutants behave in these media (exemplified by case studies based upon topical environmental problems).

The Royal Society of Chemistry, Cambridge, 1999 x440. exists to limit unintentional pesticide exposure and. environmental pollution. This book will be of interest. to both biologists and non-biologists and is essentially. a book to dip into often and encourage further. discussion into the use of this technology to promote. sustainable agriculture. As this subject impinges upon. many disciplines, I would recommend this book as an. excellent reference source to anyone teaching in this.

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Introduction, Roy M. Freshwaters, John G. Farmer and Margaret C. Graham. The oceanic environment, Stephen J. de Mora. Land contamination and reclamation, . Environmental cycling of pollutants, Roy M. Environmental monitoring strategies, C. Nicholas Hewitt and Robert Allott. Ecological and health effects of chemical pollution, S. Smith. Managing environmental quality, Andrew Skinner. Harrison, Roy M. - Royal Society of Chemistry.

This 2nd edition of Understanding Our Environment has been reworked and greatly updated, providing a modern introductory level text for students of pollution and environmental chemistry. The book describes the basic concepts in relation to the chemistry of the atmosphere, freshwaters, oceans and soils, as well as the ways in which pollutants behave in these media (exemplified by case studies based upon topical environmental problems). It also examines the transfer of pollutants between different environmental compartments, the monitoring of the environment, the ecological and human health effects of chemical pollution, economics and regulatory control. Again case studies are used throughout. This unique introductory text is essential reading for students on undergraduate and first year postgraduate courses dealing with pollution and environmental chemistry, as well as for scientists and engineers in industry, public service and consultancy who require a basic understanding of environmental processes.