International Handbook of Pollution Control

Hardcover | February 1, 1989

EditorEdward J. Kormondy

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Pollution contaminates the air, land, and water with no regard for the boundaries between nations. The effective regulation of pollution, therefore, requires cooperation that transcends economic and political boundaries. This comprehensive survey of pollution control incorporates 24 essays by contributors from around the world. Collectively, they lend cross-cultural perspective to common ground: the historical background, major political problems, and implementation of pollution control. Political problems are considered from regional, national, and international perspectives. Factors in implementation include the role of organizations--both governmental and nongovernmental--fines, incentives, prohibitions, and liabilities. Two introductory chapters define the nature of pollution and international aspects of its regulation. The main essays are grouped according to region and arranged alphabetically within each region. The contributors include not only scientists but legal and political authorities as well. Each essay offers the unique perspective of one nation and the particular internal and external pollution problems it faces. Three helpful indexes complete this indispensable reference source on the regulation of pollution. A must for scientists and ecologists, this book is also appropriate for members of state, local, and federal regulatory agencies.

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Pollution contaminates the air, land, and water with no regard for the boundaries between nations. The effective regulation of pollution, therefore, requires cooperation that transcends economic and political boundaries. This comprehensive survey of pollution control incorporates 24 essays by contributors from around the world. Collect...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:482 pages, 9.74 × 6.22 × 1.5 inPublished:February 1, 1989Publisher:GREENWOOD PRESS INC.

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ISBN - 10:0313240175

ISBN - 13:9780313240171

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?This book attempts to provide a good overview of international pollution control regulation as described by working environmentalists and ecologists in each of the countries covered. Editor Kormondy, an ecologists and biologist at the University of Hawaii--Hilo, has organized the volume by major geographical regions, and then by specific countries. The chapters vary in organization, but all basically cover major problems of pollutants in the country and the attempts to control and/or eradicate these problems. Major governmental and independant environmental organizations are listed and described. There is also a particulary good chapter on UN participation in pollution control regulation. . . . There is a good ending bibliography. . . . A very useful handbook for researchers interested in getting a quick summary of the state of environmental regulation in a particular country, but rather specialized. Recommended for academic libraries that support environmental studies programs.?-Choice