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This book deals with environmental and human risk problems caused by contamination from the perspective of real world applications with quantitative procedures. It includes risk methods for the discussion of environmental problems where data are sparse or fuzzy, as well as incorporating political, social and economic considerations in determining directions of remediation solutions for environmental contaminant problems. Furthermore, it highlights the impact of contaminants on human health, in some cases ultimately leading to death, as well as the anthropogenic exacerbation of natural processes.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.3" Width: 6.2" Height: 0.8" Weight: 1.65 lbs.
Release Date Mar 21, 2006
ISBN 3540262490 ISBN13 9783540262497
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More About Ian Lerche
Ian Lerche (Columbia, SC) is Professor of Geology at the University of South Carolina.
Evan K. Paleologos, Ph.D. (Columbia, SC) is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Geological Sciences at the University of South Carolina.
Ian Lerche currently resides in Columbia, in the state of South Carolina. Ian Lerche has an academic affiliation as follows - University of South Carolina.
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A Semi-Quantitative Approach to Environmental Analysis Nov 12, 2007
This work includes discussion of topics as diverse as sinkholes, radiation in the environment, groundwater, river flooding, heavy-metal contamination, toxicity, mathematical models, etc. The indexing of topics in this book could be more comprehensive.
Information is provided on the Chernobyl disaster, along with discussion of the long-term challenges of radwaste storage (pp. 5, 8, 278-279). The authors provide an interesting description of bioremediation in the decontamination of soils from heavy metals (p. 129-on).
This book has a pronounced east-German focus. For example, there is discussion of the 2002 floods in eastern Germany and southwestern Poland (p. 81). This focus is not surprising, as both authors are (or were) at the University of Leipzig at the time of the publication of this work.