ISBN13:978-0521010443 ISBN10: 0521010446 This edition has also been released as: ISBN13: 978-0521811712 ISBN10: 0521811716
Summary: This book provides a comprehensive introduction to the history and science of major air pollution issues. It begins with an introduction to the basic atmospheric chemistry and the history of discovery of chemicals in the atmosphere, and then moves on to a discussion of the evolution of the earth's atmosphere, and the structure and composition of the present-day atmosphere. It also offers a comprehensive and accessible discussion of the five major atmospheric pollutio
n topics: urban outdoor air pollution, indoor air pollution, acid deposition, stratospheric ozone reduction, and global climate change.
Summary: This book provides a comprehensive introduction to the history and science of major air pollution issues. It begins with an introduction to the basic atmospheric chemistry and the history of discovery of chemicals in the atmosphere, and then moves on to a discussion of the evolution of the earth's atmosphere, and the structure and composition of the present-day atmosphere. It also offers a comprehensive and accessible discussion of the five major atmospheric pollution topics: urban outdoor air pollution, indoor air pollution, acid deposition, stratospheric ozone reduction, and global climate change.
Edition/Copyright:02 Cover: Paperback Publisher:Cambridge University Press Year Published: 2002 International: No
"It integrates conventional textbook material on the science of air pollution with a wealth of historical information on the key discoveries in the field, brought to life with potted biographies and anecdotal sketches, all vividly illustrated with photographs, figures, satellite images and more...sufficiently rigorous and comprehensive to be useful to students of environmental science and others with its up-to-date material, easy style, problems and examples and outstanding illustrations...packed with enough quantitative and qualitative information to form the basis of a lecture course, or to act as a primer for general reader interested in the whole issue of air pollution. I do not think that there is a better book for engaging interest in the science of air pollution and I, for one, will certainly be recommending it to my second-year students."
--Chemistry in Britain
"Jacobson, a prolific and well-regarded author, offers a clearly structured book designed for use in courses.... Recommended."
Cambridge University Press Web Site, June, 2003
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Preface 1. Basics and history of discovery of atmospheric chemicals 2. The Sun, the Earth, and the evolution of the Earth's atmosphere 3. Structure and composition of the present-day atmosphere 4. Urban air pollution 5. Aerosol particles in smog and the global environment 6. Effects of meteorology on air pollution 7. Effects of pollution on visibility, UV radiation, and atmosphere optics 8. International regulation of urban smog since the 1940s 9. Indoor air pollution 10. Acid deposition 11. Global stratospheric ozone reduction 12. The greenhouse effect and global warming Conversions and constants References Index.
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