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Marine Pollution 9780198792925

Marine Pollution | 5th Edition

ISBN-10: 0198792921
ISBN-13: 9780198792925
PUBLISHER: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
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Product Description: This market leading textbook in marine pollution, now in its fifth edition, gives a clear, balanced account of the materials that are discharged into the sea, what happens to them when they get there, the effect they have on the marine environment, and the threats they present to human health. It is designed as an introductory textbook for marine scientists, but no particular background knowledge is demanded of the reader; it can also be used by engineers, lawyers, economists, or environmentalists who need to be informed about the effects of materials which are deliberately or accidentally discharged into the sea.Many new diagrams, including eight new schemes that present complex processes in visual form so that they are easy to understand and rememberInternational case histories and subject matterA large number of 'up-dates' to reflect changes in the world and new discoveries since the last editionContents:1. What is pollution?Some questionsCategories of additionsNature of inputsSources of inputsDefining pollutionPrioritiesCost of pollution abatementApproaches to pollution controlRestoring damaged environments2. Measuring changeImpact on the individualPopulation changeCommunity response3. Oxygen-demanding wastesOxygen demandThe dilution factorOxygen budgetEstuariesEnrichment and eutrophicationUnexpected consequences of organic dischargesPublic health risksSewage treatmentConsequences of discharges to estuariesConsequences of discharges to seaRegulation4. Oil pollutionInputs What is oil?Fate of spilled oilTreatment of oil at seaBeach cleaningToxicity of petroleum hydrocarbonsEnvironmental impact of oil pollutionImpact of offshore operationsPublic health risk from oil pollutionCommercial damage from oil pollutionContingency planning5. MetalsConservative pollutantsInput routesUptake of metalsMercuryCadmiumCopperLeadTinIronSome other metals6. Halogenated hydrocarbonsLow molecular weight compoundsPesticides and PCBsInputs to the marine environmentFate in the seaBiological effects of halogenated hydrocarbonsEnvironmental effects of halogenated hydrocarbonsThreat to human health7. RadioactivityNature of radioactivityUnitsInputs of radioactivity to the seaEnvironmental impact of radioactivityHazard to human health8. Dredgings, solids, plastics, and heatDredgingIndustrial wastesArtificial reefsLitter and plasticsDrift netsMunitionsHeat9. The state of some seasThe North SeaThe Baltic SeaThe Mediterranean SeaThe CaribbeanThe Caspian SeaFurther readingIndex

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