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Standard Handbook of Environmental Science, Health, and Technology Hardcover – July 27, 2000

ISBN-13: 063-9785319566 ISBN-10: 007038309X Edition: 1st

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Product Details

  • Series: McGraw-Hill Standard Handbooks
  • Hardcover: 1600 pages
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional; 1 edition (July 27, 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 007038309X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0070383098
  • Product Dimensions: 7.6 x 2.6 x 9.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.7 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,815,115 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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[Reviewer quotes. Editor: please supply credentials for Weight. Changes to Rafson quote okay??] 'A reference book that covers all the bases.' --Willis D. Weight, 'Fills a need ... an awesome accomplishment.' --Harold Rafson, author of Brownfields and Odor and VOC Control THE PREMIER REFERENCE FOR ENVIRONMENTAL PROFESSIONALS Standard Handbook of Environmental Health, Science, and Technology With Dr. Jay H. Lehr's monumental Standard Handbook of Environmental Health, Science, and Technology, you can solve problems, make decisions, and find answers on matters that span environmental disciplines, whether the topic is mathematical modeling or plant pathology. This inclusive and authoritative volume gives you instant access to procedures, tools, and data used by all the major environmental professions—it’s the perfect resource for biologists, hydrologists, geologists, engineers, chemists, and toxicologists. The first and only resource to bring comprehensive coverage of environmental sciences and technologies under one roof, the Standard Handbook of Environmental Health, Science, and Technology offers you the key to the methods and expertise of more than 100 environmental authorities. This unique volume also gives you dozens of charts; tables; graphs; sampling, testing, and monitoring methods; models; formulas; and illustrations—all designed to assist you in finding quick answers to on-the-job questions. This distinguished compendium can help you: Manage today's complex environmental tasks. Organize and prioritize project requirements. Solve cross-disciplinary conflicts and dilemmas. Coordinate your work with that of colleagues. Find answers to queries in any environmental area. Discover crossover strategies, links, and possibilities for cooperation among specialties. Understand the methods and requirements of other environmental disciplines. Expand and extend your own expertise and proficiencies. The Standard Handbook of Environmental Health, Science, and Technology provides an insider's look at the roles and methods of every important discipline in the field, plus analyses of the techniques, assets, and aims that unite them. Many environmental scientists have contributed to this book and it offers more than facts and data It also gives you insights, inspiration, and possibilities for cross-fertilization that cannot be found in any other source. It's a landmark work for committed environmental professionals of every stripe. Assessments Audits Biology Calculation Methods Chemistry Contaminants Control Techniques Effects Engineering Equipment Fate and Transport Geology Global Perspectives Hydrology Maintenance Management Mathematical Modeling Monitoring Place Scale Plant Pathology Pollution Prevention Regulation Risk Assessment Sampling Sensitive Systems Site Scale Statistics Testing Toxicity Toxicology Transport Mechanisms Treatment And more

About the Author

Jay H. Lehr, Ph.D., is the country's most frequently quoted authority on groundwater hydrology and hydrogeology. Additionally, he is a prolific author and the Senior Scientist at Environmental Education Enterprises (E3), one of the nation’s largest environmental short-course providers. Lehr served on the faculty of the University of Arizona and The Ohio State University, and was editor of the prestigious journal Ground Water, for 25 years. He played a significant role in the development of many of the United States’ primary environmental laws.

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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By stujones on October 30, 2010
Format: Hardcover
The reviews bring up how great this book is, but never dives into specifics. Heres some quotes, see if you trust this source after reading these.

"DDT is an anti carcinogen."
"DDT has saved more lives in the past 50 years than have antibiotics."

Whatever, just coming from a rachel carson, silent spring lover.
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1 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on September 5, 2000
Format: Hardcover
Never before have so many experts weighed in about the most vital matter of all. If you want to know how we earthlings have fared with our environment, you'll find it all here in the well-researched philosophies and hard scientific facts of a multitude of experts. An extraordinarily optimistic and vital must-have on any scientist's book shelf. Far more of a bargain than it appears, this is like having a (literal) World Book 2000 all in one volume.
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0 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 11, 2001
Format: Hardcover
cool book for a textbook- buy now!
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More About the Author

Jay Lehr, Ph.D. is senior fellow and science director of The Heartland Institute, an independent nonprofit organization based in Chicago. In 2008 he was named chief hydro-geologist for Earth Water Global (EWG) corporation, one of the world's largest providers of water supply projects. He is an internationally renowned speaker, scientist, and author who has testified before Congress on more than three dozen occasions on environmental issues, and consulted with nearly every agency of the federal government and with many foreign countries.

Dr. Lehr is a leading authority on groundwater hydrology. After graduating from Princeton University at the age of 20 with a degree in Geological Engineering, he went on to receive the nation's first Ph.D. in Groundwater Hydrology from the University of Arizona. He later became executive director of the National Association of Groundwater Scientists and Engineers.

Dr. Lehr is the author of more than 1,000 magazine and journal articles, and he has authored or coauthored more than 30 books. He is editor of Rational Readings on Environmental Concerns, McGraw-Hill's Handbook on Environmental Science, Health and Technology (2000), Wiley's Remediation Technologies Handbook (2004), Environmental Instrumentation and Analysis Handbook (2005), and the six-volume Water Encyclopedia (Wiley Interscience, 2005).

Dr. Lehr has spoken before more than 1,000 audience on topics ranging from global warming and biotechnology to business management and health and physical fitness. He invariably receives the highest scores for entertaining and energizing even the largest audiences.

He was featured in Parachute Magazine in March 2010 for setting a new world record for having jumped from an airplane each and every month for 32 years.