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by Richard P. Turco

Author: Richard P. Turco
Subcategory: Engineering
Language: English
Publisher: Oxford University Press (November 7, 1996)
Pages: 544 pages
Category: Engineering and Transport
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Richard Peter "Rich" Turco (born 1943) is an American atmospheric scientist, and Professor at the Institute of the Environment, Department . Earth under siege: from air pollution to global change, Oxford University Press, 1997, ISBN 978-0-19-507286-0.

Richard Peter "Rich" Turco (born 1943) is an American atmospheric scientist, and Professor at the Institute of the Environment, Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, University of California, Los Angeles. He won an award in 1986, from MacArthur Fellows Program. Turco was lead author of a prominent paper published in 1983 in Science that reported computer calculations of the reduction of solar irradiance at the surface of the Earth, due to absorption of radiation by smoke that would result from a putative large-scale nuclear exchange.

Xiv, 527 pages : 26 cm. Includes bibliographical references and index

Xiv, 527 pages : 26 cm. Includes bibliographical references and index. Introduction - Fundamentals - Air - Basic physical and chemical principles - The evolution of earth - Local and regional pollution issues - Pollutants - Smog - Exposure to pollution - Indoor air pollution - Acid rain - Global-scale pollution issues - Global biogeochemical cycles - The climate machine.

Earth Under Siege: From . .has been added to your Cart. Richard P. Turco is Professor of Atmospheric Sciences at the University of California, Los Angeles, and Director of UCLA's Institute of the Environment.

From Air Pollution to Global Change. Turco Foreword by Carl Sagan. Publication Date - February 2002. Previous Publication Date(s).

To manage the many risks associated with our seas, from submersion to pollution, we need to plan ahead in the face of increasing human activities. The ocean is often thought of as infinite and unlimited

From Air Pollution to Global Change Earth Under Siege. From Air Pollution to Global Change, by Richard P. Turco. Oxford University Press, 2002. To manage the many risks associated with our seas, from submersion to pollution, we need to plan ahead in the face of increasing human activities. The ocean is often thought of as infinite and unlimited. It is seen by some as a common good, by others as a key element of geostrategic issues. This book raises the question of its future.

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That need has now been supplied in the present book by Richard Turco. the Foreword by Carl Sagan. This acclaimed book examines one of the most important problems facing our modern technological age: environmental pollution.

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Against this background, Turco surveys local and regional problems, including indoor air pollution, smog, and acid rain, identifying the sources and fates of pollutants and examining human exposure to natural and manmade toxins. He then addresses global issues such as stratospheric ozone depletion and greenhouse climate warming and describes responses to these threats in the form of "global environmental engineering.

Air pollution is a major problem of the modern age. This textbook, based on the author's course at UCLA, is aimed at all students (including non-science majors) interested in air pollution's causes, effects and potential solutions. Major topics covered in the work include urban air pollution, global ozone depletion, the carbon cycle and greenhouse climate change. The book includes review questions and problems at the end of each chapter.