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Title:
Into thin air : the problem of air pollution
Author:
Kidd, J. S. (Jerry S.)
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Publication Information:
New York, NY : Facts On File, [1998]

©1998
Physical Description:
viii, 134 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm.
Summary:
Examines the causes of atmospheric pollution, acid rain, ozone depletion, and global warming and explains how these conditions affect our health and economic prosperity.
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780816035854
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Book

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This text examines the causes of atmospheric pollution, acid rain, ozone depletion, and global warming and explains how these conditions affect our health and econo prosperity.


Author Notes

J. S. Kidd is professor emeritus at the College of Library and Information Services, University of Maryland, College Park. A specialist in science communication, he has worked as a chemist and systems analyst in government and private industry. Renee A. Kidd is a historian and reading specialist. She earned her B.A. in biology and education from Illinois Wesleyan University, her M.Ed. from Loyola College in Baltimore, and her M.A. in art history and archaeology from the University of Maryland.


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Gr. 7^-12. Not likely to be confused with the Mount Everest thriller, this Into Thin Air considers the origins of climate study and meteorology, along with a host of modern clean air and environmental issues, including pollution, acid rain, ozone depletion, and global warming. Modern weather study paralleled advances in aviation, as knowledge of temperature, air pressure, and wind became critical to safe flight. Production of microclimates for agriculture and cloud seeding to produce rain advanced air management techniques in recent decades. Today numerous environmental challenges threaten the atmosphere. The authors present facts about smog production, coal use, ozone, chlorofluorocarbons, and other air issues clearly and succinctly. Disagreements over causes of and solutions to problems are considered. Political, economic, and scientific viewpoints are intertwined, and the complexity of issues is not glossed over. Students will find the book, which is part of the Science and Society series, accessible and useful for research. Glossary; bibliography. --Anne O'Malley


Table of Contents

Prefacep. vii
Acknowledgmentsp. ix
1 The Atmospherep. 1
2 The Weatherp. 13
3 Modern Meteorologyp. 25
4 Weather Modificationp. 35
5 Local Air Pollutionp. 41
6 Acid Rainp. 55
7 Ozone Depletionp. 61
8 Global Warmingp. 85
9 Remediesp. 98
Glossaryp. 122
Further Readingp. 126
Indexp. 129

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