Thursday, February 21, 2013

New Books: Acid Earth The Global Threat of Acid Pollution, 2nd Edition By John McCormick (14 Feb 2013)

Acid Earth

The Global Threat of Acid Pollution, 2nd Edition

By John McCormick

Published 14th February 2013 by Routledge – 242 pages
Acid rain was one of the major environmental issues of the 1980s. But while industrialized countries have taken measures to reduce the emissions that lead to acidification, the problems have not gone away. Trees are still dying, lakes are still being made uninhabitable; buildings are still corroding; and human health is still suffering. The most worrying trend is the repetition in the industrializing countries of Asia and Latin America of the problems that have long afflicted Europe and North America. More than 10 years after it was first published, the highly acclaimed Acid Earth still provides the only global view of acidification, and remains the standard text on the subject. Chapters on the causes, effects and growing scientific understanding of acid pollution, and the possible solutions, are followed by detailed studies of the political struggles involved in responding to acid damage in western and eastern Europe, the US and the newly industrializing countries. Written in non-technical language for people interested in the problems of the environment, Acid Earth calls for a renewed sense of public and political will to bring the problems of acid pollution under control. The book also makes valuable reading for specialists and students. Originally published in 1992.
List of Illustrations Acronyms and Abbreviations Acknowledgements Introduction 
Part I The Dimensions of Acidification
1. Acid Emissions
2. Acid Damage
3. Acid Controls
4. Acid Politics 
Part I1 National and Regional Experiences
5. Britain
6. The European Union
7. Russia and Eastern Europe 
8. North America
9. The Newly Industrializing Countries Conclusions Notes Index

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