Encyclopedia of Environmental Issues: Atmosphere and Air Pollution

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1 Volume
157 Pages
90 Essays
Sidebars & Maps
Charts & Graphs
Extensive Photography
Category Index

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September 2011 · 1 volume
157 pages · 8"x10"

ISBN: 978-1-4298-3670-8
# of Pages: 157
# of Volumes: 1
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Encyclopedia of Environmental Issues
Atmosphere & Air Pollution
An in-depth selection of articles from Encyclopedia of Environmental Issues.

Atmosphere and Air Pollution is a single-volume reference that contains selected essays from Encyclopedia of Environmental Issues. Every article in this set was carefully selected by our editors to provide the best information available about the topic. The essays in Atmosphere and Air Pollution discuss the many different types of air pollution and its various causes. See below for the complete Table of Contents.

Atmosphere & Air Pollution Table of Contents

Acid deposition and acid rain 
Air pollution 
Air-pollution policy 
Air Quality Index 
Airborne particulates
Atmospheric inversions 
Automobile emissions 
Bhopal disaster 
Biogeochemical cycles 
Black lung 
Black Wednesday 
Carbon cycle 
Carbon dioxide 
Carbon dioxide air capture 
Carbon monoxide 
Cash for Clunkers
Catalytic converters 
Center for Health, Environment, and Justice 
Chicago Climate Exchange 
Clean Air Act and amendments 
Climate change and human health 
Climate models 
Coal ash storage 
Convention on Long-Range Transboundary
Air Pollution 
Donora, Pennsylvania, temperature inversion 
Dust Bowl 
El Niño and La Niña 
Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and
Rodenticide Act 
Global warming
Green buildings
Greenhouse effect 
Greenhouse gases
Hazardous and toxic substance regulation
Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings 
Incineration of waste products
Indoor air pollution 
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate
Krakatoa eruption 
Kyoto Protocol 
London smog disaster 
Massachusetts v Environmental Protection
Medfly spraying 
Molina, Mario 
Montreal Protocol 
Mount Tambora eruption 
National Oceanic and Atmospheric
Nitrogen oxides 
Noise pollution 
North American Free Trade Agreement
Odor pollution 
Ozone layer 
Pesticides and herbicides 
Polluter pays principle 
Radioactive pollution and fallout 
Rowland, Frank Sherwood 
Secondhand smoke 
Silver Bay, Minnesota, asbestos releases 
Solar radiation management 
Space debris 
Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic
Sudbury, Ontario, emissions 
Sulfur oxides
Thermal pollution 
Thermohaline circulation 
Volatile organic compounds 
Windscale radiation release 
Yokkaichi, Japan, emissions
Category Index 

About Encyclopedia of Environmental Issues
An up-to-date A-Z guide on science, policy, and social issues related to the global environment. The Encyclopedia of Environmental Issues assembles information from numerous fields of knowledge relevant to the study of the environmental issues, including biology, geology, anthropology, demographics, genetics, and engineering, and explains the interrelationships of these issues in easily understood terms.

All of the original essays have been evaluated for their currency, and many of them have been either completely replaced or substantially revised to reflect the latest information available. The Further Reading sections accompanying the essays have all been updated.

Encyclopedia of Environmental Issues contains alphabetically arranged articles that range in length from 300 to 3,000 words. They cover a wide variety of topics, including endangered animal species, air pollution, national parks, environmental legislation, oil spills, alternative energy sources, and global climate change. In recognition of the fact that people spend an overwhelming proportion of their time in human-made environments, essays also cover such topics as sick building syndrome, noise pollution, smog, and urban planning.

Each essay begins with a category subhead and the definition of the topic, along with any relevant dates. A brief summary of the environmental significance of the topic follows. Each article of more than 300 words has a list of suggested further readings to aid students who are seeking resources for more in-depth information on the topic at hand. All articles are accompanied by cross-references to related articles in the set, and every article is signed by the academics and other experts who wrote them. The title also includes nearly numerous photographs, charts, graphs, tables, and maps that illuminate the events and concepts detailed in the essays.