Earth under Siege

Earth under Siege : Air Pollution and Global Change

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Air pollution is a major problem of the modern age. This textbook, based on the author's course at UCLA, is aimed at all students (including non-science majors) interested in air pollution's causes, effects and potential solutions. Major topics covered in the work include urban air pollution, global ozone depletion, the carbon cycle and greenhouse climate change. The book includes review questions and problems at the end of each chapter.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 480 pages
  • 180.34 x 238.76 x 30.48mm | 1,247.37g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 201 line drawings, bibliography, index
  • 0195072863
  • 9780195072860

Table of contents

Part I. Fundamentals; Air - the medium of change; Basic physical and chemical principles; Evolution of the Earth; Part II. Local and Regional Pollution Issues; Pollutant sources and dispersion; Smog - The urban syndrome; Effects of exposure to pollution; Indoor air pollution; Acid rain; Part III. Global Scale Pollution Issues; Global biogeochemical cycles; The climate machine; Greenhouse warming; The stratospheric ozone layer; Global environment engineering; Appendices: Scientific notation, units and constants; Demonstrations of physical and chemical phenomena.show more

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