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The Wiley Encyclopedia of Environmental Pollution and Cleanup
(2-Volume Set)

Editor-in-Chief: Robert A. Meyers
Editor: Diane Kender Dittrick


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  • ISBN: 0-471-31612-1
    Hardcover
    Pages: 1890
    Published: March 1999

    From the Foreword:
    "One of the remarkable features of the last half of the 20th century…has been the gradual but steadfast rise of general interest in environmental science, technology, and practice…"

    —Professor Frederick Seitz


    Description

    Environmental pollution has become a critical issue over the last few decades. The air we breathe, the water we drink, the food we eat are all threatened by global pollution. While advances have been made and new disciplines have emerged to identify, monitor, regulate, and compensate for environmental pollutants, it will take the combined efforts of numerous specialists, as well as the participation of an informed public to solve the many problems. One source provides an ideal introduction to the issues affecting the well-being of our planet: The Wiley Encyclopedia of Environmental Pollution and Cleanup.

    A quick and convenient source of information on environmental hazards and the methods used to detect and repair them

    This condensed 2-volume encyclopedia of the critically acclaimed 8-volume Encyclopedia of Environmental Analysis and Remediation provides all readers, regardless of scientific background or training, with a working knowledge of contemporary issues in environmental pollution, including identification and detection of pollutants, risk assessment issues, and environmental cleanup.

    Emphasizing environmental hazards and the various methods employed to address them in a nontechnical format, The Wiley Encyclopedia of Environmental Pollution and Cleanup will be a welcome addition to libraries and personal bookshelves of readers confronted with environmental issues in ever-increasing frequency.

    Empowers and informs a broad audience

    The Wiley Encyclopedia of Environmental Pollution and Cleanup is an ideal easy-access reference for high school and college students and a convenient resource for scientists, environmental consultants, and anyone who needs clear, reliable, up-to-date information on environmental pollution and cleanup.

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    About the Editors

    ROBERT A. MEYERS, Ph.D. is now retired, but was formerly a manager of chemical process technology at TRW, Inc. He holds a Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from The University of California at Los Angeles and his Post Doctoral Fellow was completed at The California Institute of Technology. Dr. Meyers is the co-inventor of the Gravimelt process for desulfurization and demineralization of coal for air pollution and water pollution control.

    DIANE KENDER DITTRICK, M.A. is Laboratory Director and faculty member for the Department of Environmental Science at Barnard College, Columbia University. Her extensive experience includes university teaching, science writing and various positions in the reference-book publishing industry.


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