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The Dirty Dozen

The Dirty Dozen Author Bruce Elliott Johansen
ISBN-10 0275977021
Release 2003
Pages 297
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Forty years after the publication of Rachel Carson's "Silent Spring," this important study examines the history, industrial uses, and harmful effects of the twelve most commonly used organochloride chemicals. All have been fully or partially banned by the Stockholm Protocol, an international treaty signed by about 120 countries in December 2000. Among the twelve are the dioxins (the active ingredient in Agent Orange) and polychlorinated byphenyls (PCBs), which are toxic in minute quantities. Johansen pays special attention to the Inuit of the Arctic, where these chemicals have been bio-accumulating to dangerous levels, moving up the food chain to a degree of toxicity that some Inuit mothers are no longer able to safely breast-feed their infants. The polar stratospheric ozone has been devastated by emissions of chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), and new scientific findings connect global warming near the Earth's surface to significant cooling in the stratosphere. This synergy aggravates ozone depletion because the chemical reactions that destroy the ozone become more energetic as temperatures drop. Synthetic toxins have taken their toll on minority ethnic groups in the United States, and persistent organic pollutants have inflicted physiological damage on humans and other animals. Finally, Johansen explores the estrogenic effects of such chemicals. Sperm counts have declined as much as 50% in 50 years.



The Dirty Dozen

The Dirty Dozen Author Bruce E. Johansen
ISBN-10 031336141X
Release 2003-06
Pages 312
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This important study examines the history, industrial uses, and harmful effects of the twelve most commonly used organochloride chemicals.



Information Resources in Toxicology

Information Resources in Toxicology Author P.J. Bert Hakkinen
ISBN-10 0080920039
Release 2009-08-19
Pages 1552
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This latest version of Information Resources in Toxicology (IRT) continues a tradition established in 1982 with the publication of the first edition in presenting an extensive itemization, review, and commentary on the information infrastructure of the field. This book is a unique wide-ranging, international, annotated bibliography and compendium of major resources in toxicology and allied fields such as environmental and occupational health, chemical safety, and risk assessment. Thoroughly updated, the current edition analyzes technological changes and is rife with online tools and links to Web sites. IRT-IV is highly structured, providing easy access to its information. Among the “hot topics covered are Disaster Preparedness and Management, Nanotechnology, Omics, the Precautionary Principle, Risk Assessment, and Biological, Chemical and Radioactive Terrorism and Warfare are among the designated. • International in scope, with contributions from over 30 countries • Numerous key references and relevant Web links • Concise narratives about toxicologic sub-disciplines • Valuable appendices such as the IUPAC Glossary of Terms in Toxicology • Authored by experts in their respective sub-disciplines within toxicology



Climate Change An Encyclopedia of Science Society and Solutions 3 volumes

Climate Change  An Encyclopedia of Science  Society  and Solutions  3 volumes Author Bruce E. Johansen Ph.D.
ISBN-10 9781440840869
Release 2017-09-30
Pages 1101
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This three-volume set presents entries and primary sources that will impress on readers that what we do—or don't do—today regarding climate change will dramatically influence what life on this planet will be like for untold numbers of generations. • Provides readers with a clearly written description of global-warming science and its role in shaping a body of knowledge regarding a worldwide issue that affects everyone • Suggests remedies for this serious problem, most notably a rapid rise in the implementation of wind power generation and a coming revolution in solar energy • Impresses on readers that what Americans and the citizens and governments of other nations around the globe do over the next decades will determine the future of this planet for many tens of thousands of years to come • Includes primary documents sourced from major scientific journals and from the many reports on recent climate change from governmental organizations, including the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and World Meteorological Organization (WMO), both part of the United Nations; and the U.S. government's National Climate Assessment



Industrial Disasters Toxic Waste and Community Impact

Industrial Disasters  Toxic Waste  and Community Impact Author Francis O. Adeola
ISBN-10 9780739147481
Release 2012-09-27
Pages 306
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In the post-World War II period, modern societies have developed numerous heterogeneous synthetic organic compounds released into the environment and human habitats. This book addresses the threats posed by these contaminants and other hazardous wastes to human health and the health of other species in the environment.



Soil Pollution

Soil Pollution Author Armando C. Duarte
ISBN-10 9780128498729
Release 2017-10-18
Pages 312
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Soil Pollution: From Monitoring to Remediation provides comprehensive information on soil pollution, including causes, distribution, transport, the transformation and fate of pollutants in soil, and metabolite accumulation. The book covers organic, inorganic and nanoparticle pollutants and methodologies for their monitoring. Features a critical discussion on ecotoxicological and human effects of soil pollution, and strategies for soil protection and remediation. Meticulously organized, this is an ideal resource for students, researchers and professionals, providing up-to-date foundational content for those already familiar with the field. Chapters are highly accessible, offering an authoritative introduction for non-specialists and undergraduate students alike. Highlights the relevance of soil pollution for a sustainable environment in chapters written by interdisciplinary expert academics and professionals from around the world Includes cases studies of techniques used to monitor soil pollution Includes a chapter on nanoparticles as soil pollutants Offers comprehensive coverage of soil pollution including types and causes



A Companion to the Philosophy of Technology

A Companion to the Philosophy of Technology Author Jan Kyrre Berg Olsen
ISBN-10 9781118394236
Release 2012-10-01
Pages 550
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Drawing on essays from leading international and multi-disciplinary scholars, A Companion to the Philosophy of Technology is the first comprehensive and authoritative reference source to cover the key issues of technology’s impact on society and our lives. Presents the first complete, authoritative reference work in the field Organized thematically for use both as a full introduction to the field or an encyclopedic reference Draws on original essays from leading interdisciplinary scholars Features the most up-to-date and cutting edge research in the interdisciplinary fields of philosophy, technology, and their broader intellectual environments



Global Environmental Politics

Global Environmental Politics Author Gabriela Kutting
ISBN-10 9781136921001
Release 2010-09-13
Pages 208
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Global Environmental Politics is the perfect introduction to this increasingly significant area. The text combines an accessible introduction to the most important environmental theories and concepts with a series of detailed case studies of the most pressing environmental problems. Features and benefits of the book: Explains the most important concepts and theories in environmental politics. Introduces environmental politics within the context of political science and international relations theories. Demonstrates how the concepts and theories apply in a wide variety of real world contexts. Case studies include the most important environmental issues from climate change and biodiversity to forests and marine pollution. Each chapter is written by an established international authority in the field. This exciting new textbook is essential reading all students of environmental politics and will be of great interest to students of International Relations and Political Economy.



Battleground Environment 2 volumes

Battleground  Environment  2 volumes Author Robin Morris Collin
ISBN-10 9780313082405
Release 2008-07-30
Pages 616
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The environment inflames passions in people on all points of the political spectrum. Controversies over such issues as the rise of cancer in industrialized countries, climate change, and urban sprawl have skyrocketed as we recognize the impact that humans have on the environment. Many people become immersed in these controversies at a local level before they know much about the topic - the nuances of many environmental conflicts are often overlooked as the media focuses on the adversarial nature of the conflict. This reference resource provides students, teachers, librarians, and citizens as a whole with the necessary first step in understanding these hot-button issues. Each entry identifies the issue involved, who was holding various points of view or positions, where and when the conflict occurred, and explains the cultural, social, and political context and dimensions of the conflict. Battleground: Environment provides in-depth analysis of over 100 of the most controversial topics involving the environment, including childhood asthma, the Kyoto Summit and Treaty, smart growth, the Three Gorges Dam in China, and genetically modified food. Entries include descriptions of public policies and discussions of the future of the controversy. Each entry concludes with cross references and a short, relevant bibliography suitable for student research. The resource includes numerous sidebars that discuss in detail particular local controversies that illuminate the complexity of the topics discussed.



Handbook of Sociology and Human Rights

Handbook of Sociology and Human Rights Author David L. Brunsma
ISBN-10 9781317258391
Release 2015-10-23
Pages 585
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Long the province of international law, human rights now enjoys a renaissance of studies and new perspectives from the social sciences. This landmark book is the first to synthesize and comprehensively evaluate this body of work. It fosters an interdisciplinary, international, and critical engagement both in the social study of human rights and the establishment of a human rights approach throughout the field of sociology. Sociological perspectives bring new questions to the interdisciplinary study of human rights, as amply illustrated in this book. The Handbook is indispensable to any interdisciplinary collection on human rights or on sociology. This text: Brings new perspectives to the study of human rights in an interdisciplinary fashion. Offers state-of-the-art summaries, critical discussions of established human rights paradigms, and a host of new insights and further research directions. Fosters a comprehensive human rights approach to sociology, topically representing all 45 sections of the American Sociological Association.



Nuclear and Toxic Waste

Nuclear and Toxic Waste Author Stefan Kiesbye
ISBN-10 PSU:000067143283
Release 2010-01-15
Pages 118
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Explores the health and environmental problems posed by hazardous waste contamination and disposal, what hazardous materials are, and public policy regarding hazardous waste.



Political ecology and the pesticide paradox

Political ecology and the pesticide paradox Author Ryan E. Galt
ISBN-10 WISC:89097476261
Release 2006
Pages 520
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Political ecology and the pesticide paradox has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Political ecology and the pesticide paradox also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Political ecology and the pesticide paradox book for free.



Choice

Choice Author
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105114613222
Release 2004
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Choice has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Choice also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Choice book for free.



Beyond Walden

Beyond Walden Author Robert M. Thorson
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105132213690
Release 2009-05-19
Pages 308
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Chronicles the history of kettle lakes in the United States, including how they form, the different ways that Americans have used them throughout history, and threats that affect their future.



The Encyclopedia of Global Warming Science and Technology I Z

The Encyclopedia of Global Warming Science and Technology  I Z Author Bruce Elliott Johansen
ISBN-10 0313377065
Release 2009
Pages 738
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In this two-volume encyclopedia for students of all levels and for general readers, Bruce Johansen marshals the explosion of scientific work on global warming into 300 articles presented in clear and palatable language.



Global Warming 101

Global Warming 101 Author Bruce Elliott Johansen
ISBN-10 0313346909
Release 2008
Pages 194
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An introduction to global warming brings together illustrations and text to offer non-scientists an overview of current research and trends, and critical issues and applications in everyday life.



Global Warming in the 21st Century Plants and animals in peril

Global Warming in the 21st Century  Plants and animals in peril Author Bruce Elliott Johansen
ISBN-10 0275990931
Release 2006
Pages 833
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