Environmental Perspectives: A Brief Overview of Selected Topics by Neil ShifrinEnvironmental Perspectives: A Brief Overview of Selected Topics by Neil Shifrin

Environmental Perspectives: A Brief Overview of Selected Topics

byNeil Shifrin

Paperback | June 26, 2014

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This short, readable book is intended as a big-picture introduction/overview for environmental students and lay-people involved with environmental issues. Every freshman in college intending to study environmental science should read it. It begins with a historical perspective on waste and environmental control. Basic instruction on some important fundamentals faced by environmental professionals every day, such as sampling, analysis, data visualization, risk assessment and forensic chemistry are provided in the following chapter. Important regulatory fundamentals, such as the National Contingency Plan, which is the U.S. regulatory framework for addressing hazardous waste is also defined. The book concludes with pertinent and provocative considerations on the future of environmental management, such as alternative approaches (technical impracticability), the "not-in-my-backyard syndrome," and the safety of chemicals in consumer products. The book contains many useful facts about waste production rates, energy use and recycling rates-all referenced to allow substantiation and provide a springboard for further research.
Neil S. Shifrin consults on a wide range of environmental engineering topics, including water quality, contaminant fate and transport, hazardous waste site cleanups and environmental response cost liability/allocation. His experience extends back to the nation's first Superfund projects, such as Love Canal and includes many complex con...
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Title:Environmental Perspectives: A Brief Overview of Selected TopicsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:102 pagesPublished:June 26, 2014Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3319062778

ISBN - 13:9783319062778

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Table of Contents

Introduction.- Historical Context For Examining Industrial Pollution.- Environmental Sampling.- Environmental Analytical Chemistry 101.- Environmental Forensics.- Environmental Data Visualization.- Environmental Modeling.- Risk Assessment.- Water Quality and its Management.- Air Quality and its Management.- The National Contingency Plan.- Technical Impracticability.- Superduperfund.- Heads in the Sand.- The Safety of Chemical Products.