Aquatic Pollution: An Introductory Text

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John Wiley & Sons, Sep 7, 2000 - Science - 639 pages
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A clear, straightforward presentation of concepts and issues in aquatic pollution

This comprehensive introductory text presents a systematic study of pollution in oceans, lakes, streams, and underground aquifers. In a clear, straightforward style that is easily accessible to nonscientists, it describes the sources, features, and effects of thirteen different types of aquatic pollution.

Fully updated to reflect current understanding and recent developments, this Third Edition of Aquatic Pollution covers every aspect of pollution associated with urban runoff, acid rain, sewage disposal, pesticides, oil spills, nutrient loading, and more. Case studies of major pollution sites such as Lake Erie, Three Mile Island, and the Rocky Mountain Arsenal help to illustrate points made in the general discussion. Important features of this new edition include:
* Updated discussions of nonpoint source pollution, industrial pollution, thermal pollution, pathogens, metals, plastics, and more
* New case studies of Chesapeake Bay and the Exxon Valdez
* Beginning-of-chapter outlines
* End-of-chapter study questions
* New special section on units of measurement
* Four chapters on the fundamentals of ecology and toxicology

Aquatic Pollution, Third Edition, is a first-rate teaching and learning tool for courses in environmental science, zoology, oceanography, biology, and civil or sanitary engineering. It is also an excellent primer for policymakers and activists focused on environmental issues.
  

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Contents

Fundamental Concepts
1
Photosynthesis
16
Physical Factors Affecting Production
36
Cultural EutrophicationCase Studies
60
Nonpoint Source Pollution
117
Sewage Treatment
140
Pathogens in Natural Waters
172
Toxicology
199
Thermal Pollution and Power Plants
334
Metals
369
Oil Pollution
432
Radioactivity
480
Acid Deposition
539
Groundwater Pollution
564
Plastics in the Sea
599
Glossary
615

Industrial Pollution
240
Pesticides
274
Units of Measurement and Abbreviations
629
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About the author (2000)

EDWARD A. LAWS, PhD, is Professor of Oceanography at the University of Hawaii. In addition to the earlier editions of Aquatic Pollution, he is the author of Mathematical Methods for Oceanographers, also published by Wiley.

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