Here is a new edition of a valuable text on pollution in the sea. It provides up-to-date perspectives and the latest available information. Accessible to non-specialists, the work covers the nature of pollutants, their effects on marine organisms and ecosystems, and their impact on commercial fisheries. It explains how this pollution threatens human health, and includes case histories regarding such bodies as the North Sea, the Mediterranean, Caspian, and Caribbean. The knowledge presented here is indispensable for making decisions about waste disposal policies and other pressing environmental concerns.
Revised and updated edition (2nd, 1989) of an introductory textbook covering types of pollutants and their environmental impact, with case histories of sea and coastal environments. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)