Best Environmental Pollution Engineering Books
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1. Silent Spring
Author: by Rachel Carson
Published at: Houghton Mifflin Company; Anniversary edition (October 22, 2002)
First published by Houghton Mifflin in 1962, Silent Spring alerted a large audience to the environmental and human dangers of indiscriminate use of pesticides, spurring revolutionary changes in the laws affecting our air, land, and water. “Silent Spring became a runaway bestseller, with international reverberations …
[It is] well crafted, fearless and succinct … Even if she had not inspired a generation of activists, Carson would prevail as one of the greatest nature writers in American letters” (Peter Matthiessen, for Time”s 100 Most Influential People of the Century).
This fortieth anniversary edition celebrates Rachel Carson”s watershed book with a new introduction by the author and activist Terry Tempest Williams and a new afterword by the acclaimed Rachel Carson biographer Linda Lear, who tells the story of Carson”s courageous defense of her truths in the face of ruthless assault from the chemical industry in the year following the publication of Silent Spring and before her untimely death in 1964.
2. The Humanure Handbook, 4th Edition: Shit in a Nutshell
Author: by Joseph C. Jenkins
Published at: Joseph Jenkins, Inc.; 4th edition (May 6, 2019)
An updated edition of an underground classic This is the 4th edition of a self-published book that no respectable publisher would touch with a ten-foot shovel. The 1st edition was published in 1994 with a print run of 600 copies, which the author expected to watch decompose in his garage for the rest of his life.
Now, 24 years later, the book has sold over 70,000 print copies in the U.S. Alone, been translated in whole or in part into 21 languages and been published in foreign editions on four continents. The book has won numerous awards, including the Foreword Magazine Gold Medal, Readers Favorite Awards Gold Medal, Independent Publisher Outstanding Book of the Year Award, deeming the book “Most Likely to Save the Planet.” The book has been mentioned on such diverse media outlets as: Mother Earth News, Whole Earth Review, Countryside Journal, The Journal of Environmental Quality, Natural Health, NPR, BBC, CBC, Howard Stern, The Wall Street Journal, Playboy Magazine, Organic Gardening Magazine, the History Channel, Tree House Masters, and many other national and international venues.
3. LEED Green Associate V4 Exam Complete Study Guide (Second Edition)
Author: by A. Togay Koralturk
Published at: LDCT Pub; Second Includes Digital Resour ed. edition (July 21, 2016)
It is difficult to believe that our planet has been weaponized before our very eyes, but that is exactly what has happened. First, we were seduced by the convenience of a wireless world; then, atmospheric weather experimentation in the guise of carbons climate change converted the air we breathe into an antenna.
Now, the geo-engineering we’ve been subjected to for two decades is being normalized as the Star Wars Space Fence rises around and within us. Is this the Space Age we were promised?
5. Growth: From Microorganisms to Megacities (The MIT Press)
Author: by Vaclav Smil
Published at: The MIT Press; Illustrated edition (September 24, 2019)
A systematic investigation of growth in nature and society, from tiny organisms to the trajectories of empires and civilizations. Growth has been both an unspoken and an explicit aim of our individual and collective striving. It governs the lives of microorganisms and galaxies; it shapes the capabilities of our extraordinarily large brains and the fortunes of our economies.
Growth is manifested in annual increments of continental crust, a rising gross domestic product, a child’s growth chart, the spread of cancerous cells. In this magisterial book, Vaclav Smil offers systematic investigation of growth in nature and society, from tiny organisms to the trajectories of empires and civilizations.
Smil takes readers from bacterial invasions through animal metabolisms to megacities and the global economy. He begins with organisms whose mature sizes range from microscopic to enormous, looking at disease-causing microbes, the cultivation of staple crops, and human growth from infancy to adulthood.
6. Secret Life Of Trees (Penguin Press Science)
Author: by ColinF Tudge
Published at: Penguin Books Ltd; New Ed edition (July 6, 2006)
Colin Tudge’s The Secret Life of Trees: How they Live and Why they Matter explores the hidden role of trees in our everyday lives – and how our future survival depends on them.What is a tree? As this celebration of the trees shows, they are our countryside; our ancestors descended from them; they gave us air to breathe.
Yet while the stories of trees are as plentiful as leaves in a forest, they are rarely told. Here, Colin Tudge travels from his own back garden round the world to explore the beauty, variety and ingenuity of trees everywhere: from how they live so long to how they talk to each other and why they came to exist in the first place.
Lyrical and evocative, this book will make everyone fall in love with the trees around them. ‘A love-letter to trees’ Financial Times ‘One of those books you want everyone to have already read’ Sunday Telegraph ‘Wonderful, invaluable and timely. Tudge is as illuminating a guide as one could wish for’ Daily Mail ‘Everyone interested in the natural world will enjoy The Secret Life of Trees.
7. LEED Green Associate V4 Exam Practice Tests & Summary Sheets (LEED Green Associate Exam Preparation Guide Series)
Author: by A. Togay Koralturk
Published at: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (January 11, 2016)
TEST AND REINFORCE YOUR KNOWLEDGE WHILE IDENTIFYING THE WEAK SPOTS! The LEED Green Associate V4 Exam Practice Tests & Summary Sheets are designed to provide the reader with a real exam simulation presented through 2 full-length Practice Exams and Summary Sheets in order to test and reinforce knowledge while simultaneously identifying weak points.
The exams have been prepared in the same scope and format as the actual LEED Green Associate V4 exam, and the questions were based on the most important concepts to capture all the critical information that will be encountered during the actual exam.
In addition to the Practice Exams, the book contains Summary Sheets to point out the most important strategies of each credit category, as well as the programs, standards, and definitions that will make up the critical section of the actual exam.
The Summary Sheets are designed to fill in any missing knowledge and make a big impact on the reader’s exam score in a little time. The book is strongly recommended for any test taker who needs to reinforce their knowledge, complete practice tests, and become familiar with the actual exam scope and format.
8. PPI PE Environmental Practice Exams – Mock Practice Exams for the PE Environmental Exam
Author: by R. Wane Schneiter PhD PE
Published at: PPI, A Kaplan Company; First edition (April 27, 2018)
Mock Practice Exams for the PE Environmental ExamThe best way to prepare for the PE Environmental exam is by taking PE Environmental Practice Exams. These practice exams closely mirror the complete exam experience by covering the six primary topics on the exam and matching the level of difficulty, length, and question format.
Two full-length practice exams, each with 80 multiple-choice problems (40 morning problems and 40 afternoon problems) cover the full range of exam topics. Fully explained solutions for each problem supplement your study regime and assess your readiness for the exam. The book also includes valuable exam tips, approaches, and insights to increase your confidence and improve your chances of passing.
Topics CoveredAirAssociated Engineering PrinciplesEnvironmental Health and SafetySite Assessment and RemediationSolid and Hazardous WasteWaterKey FeaturesConsistent with the exam scope and formatAssess problem-solving skills and reveal topics that require extra reviewDemonstrates the most efficient way to solve problemsIdentifies references used most often during the examSolve problems under exam-like timed conditionsBinding: PaperbackPublisher: PPI, A Kaplan Company The PE Environmental Practice Exams and its companion products are part of PPI’s best-selling exam-review series, used by more than 4 million engineers to prepare for their licensing exams.
9. The Geography of Nowhere: The Rise and Decline of America's Man-Made Landscape
Author: by James Howard Kunstler
Published at: Free Press (July 26, 1994)
The Geography of Nowhere traces America’s evolution from a nation of Main Streets and coherent communities to a land where every place is like no place in particular, where the cities are dead zones and the countryside is a wasteland of cartoon architecture and parking lots.
In elegant and often hilarious prose, Kunstler depicts our nation’s evolution from the Pilgrim settlements to the modern auto suburb in all its ghastliness. The Geography of Nowhere tallies up the huge economic, social, and spiritual costs that America is paying for its car-crazed lifestyle.
It is also a wake-up call for citizens to reinvent the places where we live and work, to build communities that are once again worthy of our affection. Kunstler proposes that by reviving civic art and civic life, we will rediscover public virtue and a new vision of the common good.
“The future will require us to build better places,” Kunstler says, “or the future will belong to other people in other societies.”
10. Inconspicuous Consumption: The Environmental Impact You Don't Know You Have
Author: by Tatiana Schlossberg
Published at: Grand Central Publishing (August 27, 2019)
#1 New York Times Bestseller”This book is from the heart of a woman who practices each lesson she preaches. It struck a deep chord in me as a mother trying to raise a daughter in difficult times.” Hillary ClintonThe Measure of Our Success is a book to turn lives around: a compassionate message for parents trying to raise moral children, a tough and searching book that ought to be required reading for every young American.
The book speaks powerfully to the author’s three sons about the mothering Marian Wright Edelman gave themmothering, she explains, that could not ignore other people’s children who were in greater need. In the book’s centerpiece, “Twenty-Five Lessons for Life,” we’re invited to listen as a loving and extraordinarily committed mother gives her children lessons to live by.
The Measure of Our Success is an open letter to all America, and a timely message of hope and purpose for everyone.
12. Death in the Air: The True Story of a Serial Killer, the Great London Smog, and the Strangling of a City
Author: by Kate Winkler Dawson
Published at: Hachette Books; Reprint edition (November 13, 2018)
A real-life thriller in the vein of The Devil in the White City, Kate Winkler Dawson’s debut Death in the Air is a gripping, historical narrative of a serial killer, an environmental disaster, and an iconic city struggling to regain its footing.
London was still recovering from the devastation of World War II when another disaster hit: for five long days in December 1952, a killer smog held the city firmly in its grip and refused to let go. Day became night, mass transit ground to a halt, criminals roamed the streets, and some 12,000 people died from the poisonous air.
But in the chaotic aftermath, another killer was stalking the streets, using the fog as a cloak for his crimes. All across London, women were going missing-poor women, forgotten women. Their disappearances caused little alarm, but each of them had one thing in common: they had the misfortune of meeting a quiet, unassuming man, John Reginald Christie, who invited them back to his decrepit Notting Hill flat during that dark winter.They never left.
13. Standard Methods for the Examination of Water and Wastewater, 22nd Edition
Author: by editors E.W. Rice^R.B. Baird^A.D. Eaton^L.S. Clesceri
Published at: American Water Works Association; 22nd edition (January 1, 2012)
Analysts, researchers, and regulators have relied on this peer-reviewed publication since 1905. The trusted source of accurate, proven methodology for analyzing natural waters, water supplies, and wastewaters. The 22nd edition of Standard Methods for the Examination of Water and Wastewater contains over 400 laboratory methods for the analysis of
Moby-Duck: The True Story of 28,800 Bath Toys Lost at Sea & of the Beachcombers, Oceanograp hers, Environmentalists & Fools Including the Author Who Went in Search of Them
Author: by Donovan Hohn
Published at: Penguin Books; Reprint edition (February 28, 2012)
A compulsively readable narrative of whimsy and curiosity- “adventurous, inquisitive, and brightly illuminating” (Janet Maslin, The New York Times). When the writer Donovan Hohn heard of the mysterious loss of thousands of bath toys at sea, he figured he would interview a few oceanographers, talk to a few beachcombers, and read up on Arctic science and geography.
But questions can be like ocean currents: wade in too far, and they carry you away. Hohn’s accidental odyssey pulls him into the secretive arena of shipping conglomerates, the daring work of Arctic researchers, the lunatic risks of maverick sailors, and the shadowy world of Chinese toy factories.
Moby-Duck is a journey into the heart of the sea and an adventure through science, myth, the global economy, and some of the worst weather imaginable.
15. The Quest for Environmental Justice: Human Rights and the Politics of Pollution
Author: by Robert D. Bullard
Published at: Counterpoint; 1st edition (October 1, 2005)
This much anticipated followup to Dr. Robert D. Bullard’s highly acclaimed Unequal Protection: Environmental Justice and Communities of Color captures the voices of frontline warriors who are battling environmental injustice and human rights abuses at the grassroots level around the world, and challenging government and industry.
Policies and globalization trends that place people of color and the poor at special risk. Part I presents an overview of the early environmental justice movement and highlights key leadership roles assumed by women activists. Part II examines the lives of people living in “sacrifice zones”toxic corridors (such as Louisiana’s infamous “Cancer Alley”) where high concentrations of polluting industries are found.
Part III explores land use, land rights, resource extraction, and sustainable development conflicts, including Chicano struggles in America’s Southwest. Part IV examines human rights and global justice issues, including an analysis of South Africa’s legacy of environmental racism and the corruption and continuing violence plaguing the oilrich Niger Delta.