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Pollution Jack Gillett

Pollution

Jack Gillett

Published October 4th 1999
ISBN : 9780340725009
Paperback
93 pages
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 About the Book 

As populations grow and human activities change, we threaten our environment through pollution. Yet, by understanding the causes and effects of pollution we can seek to reduce it while maintaining levels of development and economic activity. ThisMoreAs populations grow and human activities change, we threaten our environment through pollution. Yet, by understanding the causes and effects of pollution we can seek to reduce it while maintaining levels of development and economic activity. This book explores different types of pollution including: land pollution such as agricultural and industrial waste urban issues of domestic waste, smog and noisewater pollution, from chemicals in local rivers to major oil spillagesatmospheric pollution including acid rainglobal warmingand issues in nuclear energy. The text analyzes the effects of pollution at the local, national and international scales, exploring ways in which to manage and contain it effectively. The book presents an issues-based approach and detailed case studies.