Pollution of lakes and rivers : a paleoenvironmental perspective / John P. Smol.

Author
Smol, J. P. (John P.) [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
London : Arnold, 2002.
Description
xxiv, 280 p. : ill., maps, 1 port. ; 26 cm.

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Subject(s)
Series
Key issues in environmental change [More in this series]
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents
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 -- Ozone depletion, acid rain, and climatic warming : the problems of multiple stressors -- New problems, new challenges.
ISBN
  • 0340741465
  • 0340691670 (pbk.) :
LCCN
2003278365
OCLC
41659800
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