Environmental Pollution: Causes, Effects and Control
S S Purohit and A K Agrawal
  • ISBN : 9788177542011
  • year : 2019
  • language : English
  • binding : Hardbound
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Earth is truly a marvelous planet. It is the only planet in our solar system that has the components necessary to support life as we recognise it. The planet is only a tiny part of the universe, but it is the home of human beings and many other organisms. Earths evolution in the roughly 4.5 billion years since its formation has been all about changes to the balance and adaptability of life and the health of its ecosystems, and this will never change but when man appeared on the scene shortly after the disappearance of the dinosaurs, a new intelligence had arrived that would have the ability to alter the ecological balance of life on this planet almost unwittingly. Human Population Explosion is challenging the ecological balance. Will Earths population continue to grow as fast as the last 100 years? This is an alarming question. Water, Air, or Soil pollution means the introduction of materials that harm the health or survival of plants, animals and humans - too often, only those of economic importance to humans. An upstream chemical company that pollutes a river by discharging wastes into it harms not only people downstream who drink river water but also fish in the river, birds who eat the fish, and thousands of other organisms that live in or near the river. People changing their own car oil cause pollution of nearby lakes, rivers, or bays when they dump used oil in storm drains. The present book will give you an overall picture of present scenario of environmental pollution. The important chapters are: Environmental Pollution, Water Pollution, Air Pollution, Global Warming, Indoor Pollution and Air Quality, Radiation Pollution, Noise Pollution, Soil Pollution. Biopollution or Bioinvasion, Environmental Pollututants and Bioindicators, Agricultural Pollution and Control, Bioconservation of the Environment, Environmental Bioconservation and Biotechnology, Environment, Food and Genetic Engineering, Environmental Stress, Remote Sensing and GIS for Environmental Studies, Environmental Programmes for Pollution Control, International and National Environmental Organisations. The book also includes list of Abbreviations, Latin and other words, Measurements/units. Contents: Environmental Pollution Water Pollution Air Pollution Global Warming Indoor Pollution and Air Quality Radiation Pollution Noise Pollution Soil Pollution Biopollution or Bioinvasion Environmental Pollutants and Bioindicators Agricultural Pollution and Control Bioconservation of the Environment Environmental Bioconservation and Biotechnology Environment, Food and Genetic Engineering Environmental Stress Remote Sensing and GIS for Environmental Studies Environmental Programmes for Pollution Control International and National Environmental Organisations Appendix Selected References Subject Index