Here is the first and only text that helps beginning students master the foundation topics in the dynamic field of environmental technology, from basic toxicology concepts and principles to comprehensive hazardous waste management strategies. Introduction to Environmental Technology organizes a wealth of current need-to-know information into a reader-friendly format that maximizes learning. Throughout, it features case studies that apply the text information to real-world environmental challenges, and highlights numerous career options through profiles of actual people working in various aspects of this broad field. This comprehensive, easy-to-understand text provides: An awareness of how the many facets of science, technology, and public policy are involved in environmental management protection. An understanding of the sources of pollution and the primary processes that control the fate of pollutants in air, water, and soil. Practical insights into the use of land, the benefits of wetlands, and the complex factors influencing land-use decisions.
Comprehensive coverage of the main requirements of federal laws and regulations pertaining to hazardous waste, pollution prevention, and occupational health and safety. The basic principles needed to operate the latest pollution control and pollution monitoring equipment. Complete with a comprehensive glossary, Introduction to Environmental Technology provides you with the foundation concepts and vocabulary you need to succeed in this exciting, fast-changing field.
Ann Boyce is the Director and primary instructor for the Associate Degree and Certificate Program in Environmental Technology at Bakersfield College. A registered Environmental Health Specialist, she has served as Statewide Editor and primary author for California's Environmental Hazardous Material (EHMT) Curriculum and has taught numerous courses on environmental management and emergency response.