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Ecology of Estuaries Anthropogenic Effects

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ISBN-10: 0849380413

ISBN-13: 9780849380419

Edition: 1991

Authors: Michael J. Kennish

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Ecology of Estuaries represents the most definitive and comprehensive source of reference information available on the human impact on estuarine ecosystems. The volume discusses both acute and insidious pollution problems plaguing these coastal ecotones. It also provides a detailed examination of the deleterious and pervasive effects of human activities on biotic communities and sensitive habitat areas in estuaries. Specific areas covered include organic loading, oil pollution, polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons, chlorinated hydrocarbons, heavy metals, dredging and dredged-spoil disposal, radionuclides, as well as other contaminants and processes. The diverse components of these…    
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Book details

List price: $764.00
Copyright year: 1991
Publisher: CRC Press LLC
Publication date: 11/19/1991
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 512
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.892

Types of Pollutants
Waste Disposal Strategies
Biological Effects of Waste Disposal
Organic Loading: Eutrophication Problems
Oil Pollution: Sources of Oil Pollution
Composition of Oil
Fate of Polluting Oil
Effects of Polluting Oil on Organisms
Case Studies
Polynuclear Aromatic Hydrocarbons: Distribution
PAHs in Estuarine Systems
Environmental Cycle of PAHCompounds
Chlorinated Hydrocarbons: Organochlorine Pesticides
Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs)
Case Studies