World Atlas of Sustainable Development: Economic, Social and Environmental Data
Air pollution affects us all in a number of crucial ways, causing lasting damage to our health and our environment. Whereas primary pollution can result from local activities, the extent of the impact can be felt at spatial scales from the individual up to the whole planet, and temporal scales from minutes to decades. Consequently, pollution of our atmosphere remains a critical concern, warranting continued scientific investigation and the development of effective local and global solutions. "The World Atlas of Atmospheric Pollution "summarises our understanding of the state of air pollution on city to global scales.
Using high-quality graphical illustrations, the Atlas begins with a historical perspective before addressing topics such as urban and global air pollution, long-range transmission of pollution, ozone depletion and the impacts of air pollution, as well as future trends. Each chapter provides an introduction to the topic and graphical representations of the spatial and temporal distributions of air pollutants. Wherever possible, the chapters give a world-wide view of the state of our atmosphere. The illustrations are supported by explanations and other background material, allowing the reader to gain an informed insight into emission sources, the resulting atmospheric concentrations of key pollutants and their associated impacts.
- Full colour illustrations throughout, with a striking selection of maps and photographs
- Current overview of the state of air pollution and its impacts on the environment from local to global scales
- Written and compiled by the leading international experts in this field
- Comprehensively indexed and with a helpful glossary of technical terms
- Includes wide-ranging guide to further reading and online resources
The World Atlas of Atmospheric Pollution is an essential reference tool for students, scientists, consultants, environmental officers and industrialists as well as for decision-and policy-makers. The information provided on each topic is presented in a way that makes it accessible to the non-expert as well as to the more informed reader.
Professor Ranjeet S Sokhi, Centre for Atmospheric and Instrumentation Research (CAIR), University of Hertfordshire.
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