Biology of Freshwater Pollution

Series
Prentice Hall
Author
Christopher Mason  
Publisher
Pearson
Cover
Softcover
Edition
4
Language
English
Total pages
400
Pub.-date
December 2001
ISBN13
9780130906397
ISBN
0130906395
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Description

Biology of Freshwater Pollution, is a highly regarded overview of the subject aimed at advanced undergraduates and professionals.  This latest edition provides an up-to-date summary of the whole field covering recent research, case studies and examples.The book begins by describing contrasting examples of pollution events.  Individual chapters then deal with the major types of pollution introducing their sources, exploring their impacts on biological systems and water resources using contemporary examples, and discussing methods for mitigating impacts.  Techniques used to investigate pollution are introduced throughout and the penultimate chapter deals extensively with the biological assessment of water quality. The final chapter looks at water resource management in the twenty-first century and the role of the biologist in that process.

Features

  • New coverage of current issues: biomarkers, endocrine disruptors, global warming.
  • New chapter on biological pollution (invasive species). 
  • New combined chapters bringing together material on toxic pollutions and energy and pollution.
  • Management chapter extensively revised including the new organisation of the water industry and new regulatory frameworks.
  • New case studies and examples.
  • References have been extensively updated.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction.
2. Aquatic Toxicology.
3. Organic Pollution.
4. Eutrophication.
5. Acidification.
6. Energy and Pollution.
7. Biological Pollution.
8. Biological Assessment of Water Quality.
9. Managing Water Resources.
References.
Index.