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PART I: ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY AND AIR POLLUTION.- Stratospheric Chemistry: the Ozone Layer.- The Ozone Holes.- The Chemistry of Ground-Level Air Pollution.- The Environmental and Health Consequences of Polluted Air - Outdoors and Indoors.- PART II: ENERGY AND CLIMATE CHANGE.- The Greenhouse Effect.- Energy Use, Fossil Fuels, CO2 Emissions, and Global Climate Change.- Biofuels and Other Alternative Fuels .- Renewable Energy Technologies: Hydroelectric, Wind, Solar, Geothermal, and Marine Energy and Their Storage .- Radioactivity, Radon, and Nuclear Energy.- PART III: WATER CHEMISTRY AND WATER POLLUTION.- The Chemistry of Natural Waters.- The Pollution and Purification of Water.- Toxic Heavy Metals .- PART IV: TOXIC ORGANIC COMPOUNDS.- Pesticides.- Dioxins, Furans and PCBs.- Other toxic Organic Compounds of Environmental Concern .- PART V: ENVIRONMENT AND THE SOLID STATE .- Wastes, Soils, and Sediments .- PART VI: ADVANCED ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY .- The Detailed Free-Radical Chemistry of the Atmosphere .- Appendix A: Oxidation Numbers and Redox Equation Balancing Reviewed.- Answers to Selected Odd-Numbered Problems.- Index.

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Colin Baird is Professor of Chemistry at the University of Western Ontario. He has received the University's Edward G. Pleva Teaching Award and a national 3M Teaching Fellowship Award.
Michael Cann - Professor at the University of Scranton

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