Air Pollution & Climate Change, 2nd edition
The Biological Impact

By A.R. Wellburn
May 1994
Pearson Education
ISBN: 058209285X
284 pages, Illustrated
$97.50 paper original

Fully revised and updated, now available in paperback, surveys the problem of air pollution and climate change, with color plates to illustrate the effects of air pollution on the environment. The text concentrates on the mechanisms of action of air pollutants and acid rain from biological tissues to a global scale.

Contents 1. Introduction. 2. Sulphur dioxide. 3. Nitrogen dioxide. 4. Ammonia and sulphides. 5. Acid rain. 6. Ozone, pan and photochemical smog. 7. Stratospheric ozone depletion and enhanced UV-B Radiation. 8. Global warming. 9. Other pollutants. 10. Recent forest decline. 11. Interaction andintegration. Appendix 1: Free radicals. 2: Acidic, pH, pKa and microequivalents. 3: Glossary and units. Features

" Concentrates on the mechanisms of action of air pollutants and acid rain on biological tissues " Updated with fresh material on important aspects of climate change " Arranged in three logical parts which firstly deal with physical events that create and modify pollutants, going on to give the impact of pollution on plant and animal life " Focuses on effects of pollution on flora and fauna directly and on a global scale " Includes a four-color plate section

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