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September 2011 · 1 volume
157 pages · 8"x10"
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 Quality Index
Carbon dioxide air capture
Cash for Clunkers
Center for Health, Environment, and Justice
Chicago Climate Exchange
Clean Air Act and amendments
Climate change and human health
Coal ash storage
Convention on Long-Range Transboundary
Donora, Pennsylvania, temperature inversion
El Niño and La Niña
Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and
Hazardous and toxic substance regulation
Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings
Incineration of waste products
Indoor air pollution
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate
London smog disaster
Massachusetts v Environmental Protection
Mount Tambora eruption
National Oceanic and Atmospheric
North American Free Trade Agreement
Pesticides and herbicides
Polluter pays principle
Radioactive pollution and fallout
Rowland, Frank Sherwood
Silver Bay, Minnesota, asbestos releases
Solar radiation management
Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic
Sudbury, Ontario, emissions
Volatile organic compounds
Windscale radiation release
Yokkaichi, Japan, emissions
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.