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Environmental Protection : What Everyone Needs to Know

(What Everyone Needs to Know)

Hill, Pamela

Oxford Univ Pr 2017/04
235 p. 22 cm.   
装丁: Pap   
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テキストの言語: ENG    出版国: GB
ISBN: 9780190223076
装丁違いISBN: 0190223065
KCN: 1026291749
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DDC: 363.7
KDC: C60 環境学
G270 生態学一般
M45
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Annotation

Explains scientific, legal, and economic aspects of environmental protection through concrete examples and provocative reflections.

Full Description

In 1962, Rachel Carson's Silent Spring sounded an alarm: the natural environment is being dangerously degraded because of human activity. Ever since, environmental protection has been a major societal concern. A robust system of environmental laws has emerged in the United States, commercial activities are increasingly scrutinized for their environmental impact, and communities around the world are becoming aware of the environment as a global issue requiring international attention. The most important evidence comes from the environment itself: the planet is warming, water supplies are at risk, ecosystems are under stress, and species are being lost at an unprecedented rate. Environmental Protection: What Everyone Needs to Know (R) provides accessible information that will help readers navigate this complex and highly relevant subject. It gives background information on the origins and development of environmental protection; introductions to the main elements of environmental protection with concrete examples; the context for understanding current issues; definitions of key terms; scientific, legal, and economic underpinnings; and discussion of hot-button current issues from nanopollution to climate change. The reader will gain familiarity with phenomena like biodiversity, the greenhouse effect, fugitive emissions, and algal blooms while learning about the impact of landmark policy initiatives like the Clean Air Act, the Endangered Species Act, the Kyoto Protocol, and the Paris Agreement.

Table of Contents

Preface 1. Environmental Protection: An Introduction 2. Pollution 3. Environmental Laws 4. Environmental Protection and the Global Community 5. Water 6. Air 7. Ecosystems 8. Climate Change 9. Waste 10. The Built Environment 11. Environmental Justice 12. Environmental Protection and the Economy 13. The Future Further Reading Online resources