Understanding Environmental Pollution, A Primer, 3rd Edition

Edited by Marquita K. Hill 
Cambridge University Press  August 2010  

Hardback  602 pp  ISBN 9780521518666      £80.00

Softback  602 pp  ISBN 9780521736695      £35.00
The third edition of this well-received textbook delivers a concise overview of global and individual environmental pollution for undergraduate courses, presenting students with the tools to assess environmental issues. With more than 30% new material, Hill assesses pollution from an international perspective, including air and water pollution, global warming, energy, solid and hazardous waste, and pollution at home. Both the sources and impacts of pollution are addressed, as well as governmental, corporate, and personal responsibility for pollution, and pollution prevention is emphasized throughout. Non-technical language encourages greater understanding of these often complex issues, and thought-provoking 'Delving Deeper' exercises are included, increasing engagement with the text and enabling students to apply what they have learned. A new chapter on the chemistry basics of pollution links to sections on toxicology and risk assessment, helping students understand concerns over chemicals and their regulation. An essential review of environmental pollution for environmental science students.

  • Non-technical language encourages greater understanding of sometimes complex issues
  • 'Delving Deeper' exercises throughout enable students to apply their learning
  • Introduces toxicology and risk assessment, assisting students in understanding why chemicals are of concern and how they are regulated


List of abbreviations;

1. Understanding pollution;
2. Reducing pollution;
3. Chemical toxicity;
4. Chemical exposures and risk assessment;
5. Ambient air pollution;
6. Acid deposition;
7. Global warming;
8. Stratospheric ozone depletion;
9. Water pollution;
10. Drinking water;
11. Solid waste;
12. Hazardous waste;
13. Energy;
14. Persistent, bioaccumulative and toxic;
15. Metals;
16. Pesticides;
17. Pollution at home;
18. Zero waste, zero emissions;
19. Chemistry - basic concepts;


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