Pollution of Lakes and Rivers A Paleoenvironmental Perspective

ISBN-10: 1405159138
ISBN-13: 9781405159135
Edition: 2nd 2008 (Revised)
Authors: John P. Smol
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List price: $90.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/29/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 396
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.936

Now in its second edition, Pollution of Lakes and Rivers provides essential insights into present-day water quality problems from an international perspective. Explains simply and effectively how lake sediments can be used to reconstruct pollution history Includes over 200 additional references and a new chapter on recent climatic change and its effects on water quality and quantity Tackles present-day water quality problems from an international perspective Previously published by Hodder Arnold

John P. Smol FRSC is a Professor in the Department of Biology at Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada, with a cross-appointment at the School of Environmental Studies. He holds the Canada Research Chair in Environmental Change, and is the Editor-in-Chief for the journal Environmental Reviews and is the founding editor of the Journal of Paleolimnology, which he edited from 1987 to 2

Preface to the second edition.About the author
There is no substitute for water
How long is long?
Sediments: an ecosystem's memory
Retrieving the sedimentary archive and establishing the geochronological clock: collecting and dating sediment cores
Reading the records stored in sediments: the present is a key to the past
The paleolimnologist's Rosetta Stone: calibrating indicators to environmental variables using surface-sediment training sets
Acidification: finding the "smoking gun"
Metals, technological development, and the environment
Persistent organic pollutants: industrially synthesized chemicals "hopping" across the planet
Mercury - "the metal that slipped away"
Eutrophication: the environmental consequences of over-fertilization
Erosion: tracking the accelerated movement of material from land to water
Species invasions, biomanipulations, and extirpations
Greenhouse gas emissions and a changing atmosphere: tracking the effects of climatic change on water resources
Ozone depletion, acid rain, and climatic warming: the problems of multiple stressors
New problems, new challenges
Paleolimnology: a window on the past, a key to our future
Glossary
References
Index

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