Acid rain in the Adirondacks : an environmental history / Jerry Jenkins ... [et al.].

Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
Ithaca : Comstock Pub. Associates/Cornell University Press, 2007.
Description
ix, 246 p. : col. ill., col. maps ; 28 cm.

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Summary note
"In the 1970s, acid rain was viewed as a simple problem that was limited in scope and characterized by "dead," fishless lakes. Scientists now have broader insights into the processes by which acid rain sets off a cascade of adverse effects in ecosystems as its components move through air, soil, vegetation, and surface waters. Written and designed to appeal to both scientists and lay readers, this book is a landmark example of scientific communication that provides a comprehensive scientific history of the phenomenon, from its discovery to the full understanding of the scope of its effects and the ultimate responses that have mitigated some of the damage to the region's lakes and forests."--BOOK JACKET.
Notes
"Published in association with the Adirondack Lakes Survey Corporation with the support of the Wildlife Conservation Society, United States Environmental Protection Agency, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, and New York State Energy and Development Authority."
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references (p. 228-238) and index.
Contents
1. Introduction and Synopsis -- 2. Primer and Glossary -- 3. Adirondack Research Begins -- 4. The Big Synoptic Studies, 1984-1991 -- 5. The Cycling of Sulfur and Nitrogen -- 6. The Cycling and Loss of Calcium -- 7. Wetlands, Carbon, and Mercury -- 8. Fish, Acids, and Aquatic Ecology -- 9. Monitoring and Trends -- 10. Conclusions -- App. I. Major Adirondack Research Studies -- App. II. Adirondack Acid Rain Data on the Internet.
ISBN
  • 9780801446511 (cloth : alk. paper)
  • 0801446511 (cloth : alk. paper)
  • 9780801474248 (pbk. : alk. paper)
  • 0801474248 (pbk. : alk. paper)
LCCN
2007022215
OCLC
137325183
Other standard number
  • 40014788999
RCP
C - O