Pollution A to Z: 2-Volume Set By Richard M. Stapleton Publication Date: 2003-10 ISBN-10 / ASIN: 0028657004 ISBN-13 / EAN: 9780028657004
Intended for use in high-school, public, and academic libraries, these volumes include articles on various causes of pollution and their effects on human and environmental health, on people and organizations that have been active in cleanup, and on agencies and legislation related to these issues. Contributors are connected with government agencies, universities, or scientific organizations.
There are 264 alphabetically arranged articles, from Abatement to Zero population growth. Some articles, such as the excellent Global warming and Space pollution, deal with specific issues related to pollution. Others, such as Popular culture, Risk, and writers, might seem like odd choices but add a more conceptual dimension. The articles conclude with lists of Internet sites as well as bibliographies that list many publications that are dated before 2000. The set is attractive and inviting, illustrated with charts, photos, maps, and drawings. Each volume commences with a table of contents and topical outline for the set and lists of acronyms and abbreviations and ends with a glossary and set index.