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Vesilind, P. Aarne

Works: 98 works in 457 publications in 4 languages and 10,917 library holdings
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Most widely held works about P. Aarne Vesilind
Most widely held works by P. Aarne Vesilind
Environmental pollution and control by J. Jeffrey Peirce( Book )

59 editions published between 1974 and 2013 in English and Chinese and held by 1,040 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Complex environmental problems are often reduced to an inappropriate level of simplicity. While this book does not seek to present a comprehensive scientific and technical coverage of all aspects of the subject matter, it makes the issues, ideas, and language of environmental engineering accessible and understandable to the nontechnical reader. Improvements introduced in the fourth edition include a complete rewrite of the chapters dealing with risk assessment and ethics, the introduction of new theories of radiation damage, inclusion of environmental disasters like Chernobyl and Bhopal, and general updating of all the content, specifically that on radioactive waste. Since this book was first published in 1972, several generations of students have become environmentally aware and conscious of their responsibilities to the planet earth. Many of these environmental pioneers are now teaching in colleges and universities, and have in their classes students with the same sense of dedication and resolve that they themselves brought to the discipline. In those days, it was sometimes difficult to explain what indeed environmental science or engineering was, and why the development of these fields was so important to the future of the earth and to human civilization. Today there is no question that the human species has the capability of destroying its collective home, and that we have indeed taken major steps toward doing exactly that. And yet, while, a lot has changed in a generation, much has not. We still have air pollution; we still contaminate our water supplies; we still dispose of hazardous materials improperly; we still destroy natural habitats as if no other species mattered. And worst of all, we still continue to populate the earth at an alarming rate. There is still a need for this book, and for the college and university courses that use it as a text, and perhaps this need is more acute now than it was several decades ago. Although the battle to preserve the environment is still raging, some of the rules have changed. We now must take into account risk to humans, and be able to manipulate concepts of risk management. With increasing population, and fewer alternatives to waste disposal, this problem is intensified. Environmental laws have changed, and will no doubt continue to evolve. Attitudes toward the environment are often couched in what has become known as the environmental ethic. Finally, the environmental movement has become powerful politically, and environmentalism can be made to serve a political agenda. In revising this book, we have attempted to incorporate the evolving nature of environmental sciences and engineering by adding chapters as necessary and eliminating material that is less germane to today's students. We have nevertheless maintained the essential feature of this book to package the more important aspects of environmental engineering science and technology in an organized manner and present this mainly technical material to a nonengineering audience. This book has been used as a text in courses which require no prerequisites, although a high school knowledge of chemistry is important. A knowledge of college level algebra is also useful, but calculus is not required for the understanding of the technical and scientific concepts. We do not intend for this book to be scientifically and technically complete. In fact, many complex environmental problems have been simplified to the threshold of pain for many engineers and scientists. Our objective, however, is not to impress nontechnical students with the rigors and complexities of pollution control technology but rather to make some of the language and ideas of environmental engineering and science more understandable. PAV JJP RFW An introduction to the more important aspects of environmental science and technology. Well organized and suitable for both the technical and nontechnical reader. Ideal for the student taking courses in this field who does not have an extensive engineering, mathematical, or environmental background
Environmental engineering by Ruth F Weiner( Book )

48 editions published between 1982 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 640 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Environmental Engineering; Risk Analysis; Water Pollution; Measurement of Water Quality; Water Supply; Water Treatment; Collection of Wastewater; Wasterwater Treatment; Sludge Treatment and Disposal; Nonpoint Source Water Pollution; Water Pollution Law; Solid Waste; Solid Waste Disposal; Resource Recovery; Hazardous Waste; Radioactive Waste; Solid and Hazardous Waste Law; Air Pollution; Meteorology and Air Quality; Measurement of Air Quality; Air Pollution Control; Air Pollution Law; Noise Pollution; Noise Measurement and Control; Environmental Impact and Economic Assessment; The Environmental Ethic
Treatment and disposal of wastewater sludges by P. Aarne Vesilind( Book )

30 editions published between 1964 and 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 630 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduction to environmental engineering by P. Aarne Vesilind( Book )

31 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and held by 477 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This text has two unifying themes: materials balances and environmental ethics. The authors demonstrate that environmental problems need to be solved using a holistic approach and incorporate ethical decision-making into the discussions and problems
Engineering, ethics, and the environment by P. Aarne Vesilind( Book )

11 editions published between 1998 and 2003 in English and Chinese and held by 473 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Publisher's Description: Engineering is 'the people-serving profession'. The work of engineers involves interaction with clients, other engineers, and the public at large. More than any other profession, their work also directly involves and affects the environment. This book makes the case that engineers have special professional obligations to protect and enhance the environment, and the authors - one, an engineer and the other, a philosopher - seek to provide an ethical basis for these obligations. In exploring these ethical issues, the authors aim to show that engineers make a difference. The text opens with a series of case studies in which engineers face complex and challenging decisions about the environment. Succeeding chapters examine different ideas about environmental ethics for engineers, including professional codes and both modern and historical discussions of environmental responsibility. The book concludes with a collection of readings that complement the text. Students, as well as practicing engineers, will find much of interest in this well-argued and thought-provoking book
Environmental ethics for engineers by Alastair S Gunn( Book )

8 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 455 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hold paramount : the engineer's responsibility to society by Alastair S Gunn( Book )

19 editions published between 2002 and 2016 in English and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book served as an excellent introduction to a wide variety of ethical issues. It also provided an excellent introduction to the practice of civil engineering covering the concepts of professional registration, bidding, design review etc. and gave the students an opportunity to practice their communication skills
Sludge management & disposal for the practicing engineer by P. Aarne Vesilind( Book )

15 editions published between 1985 and 1988 in 3 languages and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Solid waste engineering by P. Aarne Vesilind( Book )

22 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in English and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Addresses the growing and increasingly intricate problem of controlling and processing the refuse created by our urban society. The authors discuss issues such as regulations and legislation, and their main emphasis is on solid waste engineering principles
So you want to be a professor? : a handbook for graduate students by P. Aarne Vesilind( Book )

13 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Intended primarily for senior graduate students seriously considering a job in academia, this book begins with a discussion of available jobs in academia and how to get one. Chapter 1, "Employment Opportunities in Academia," explores the American higher educational system and the pros and cons of choosing an academic career. Chapter 2, "Getting an Academic Job," examines employment issues such as salary and job interviews. "Learning To Teach, ""Organizing a Course," and "Presenting a Course," Chapters 3, 4, and 5, respectively, cover the teaching part of the job, with some theory and discussion on organizing a course, tips on lecturing, and a discussion of alternative teaching techniques. Chapter 6, "Meeting Your First Class," explores first-time fears and what to expect in the first class session. Chapter 7, "Testing and Evaluation," discusses some underlying theory of evaluation of students by testing and discusses the evaluation of professors by students. Professors' responsibilities as an advisor and mentor to students are explained in Chapter 8, "Advising and Mentoring." Chapters 9 and 10 "Research and Scholarship," and "Publishing," address choosing a research topic, finding funding, and how to get your research published. Chapter 11, "Getting Tenure," discusses tenure and the actual procedure for getting tenure. Chapters 12 and 13, "Academic Integrity" and "Getting Fired," relate to the professor's ethical responsibilities, first to maintain academic integrity in the university system, and second on how not to get fired from a tenured job. Chapter 14,"The Academic Career" provides information on managing an academic career. An appendix contains supplementary readings. (Ems)
Unit operations in resource recovery engineering by P. Aarne Vesilind( Book )

13 editions published between 1978 and 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Socially responsible engineering : justice in risk management by Daniel A Vallero( Book )

8 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The first book of its kind to focus on the environmental implications of engineering ethics and justice, Socially Responsible Engineering provides a wealth of tools for evaluating projects from an ethical perspective and properly assessing the inherent risk to communities affected by engineering projects. This thorough book provides a historical and philosophical foundation of environmental justice"--Jacket
Hazardous waste management( Book )

4 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wastewater treatment plant design by Water Environment Federation( Book )

19 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Design & management for resource recovery( Book )

in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Professional ethics and engineering by Kevin Dill( Visual )

6 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The video is designed to enhance professional ethics training for engineering students, it presents scenatios that illustrate common ethical dilemmas
Engineering peace and justice : the responsibility of engineers to society by P. Aarne Vesilind( Book )

14 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The engineering profession has evolved considerably from the early engineers who were, almost without exception, employed in the making of war or in the defense of nations. Civil engineering emerged in the 18th century, providing an alternative for many engineers, and today there is a strong movement in the development of "peace engineering"--The pro-active use of engineering skills in the promotion of peace. "Engineering Peace and Justice: The Responsibility of Engineers to Society" details the history of the profession, including its ethical commitment to the public goo
Sludge engineering : the treatment and disposal of wastewater sludges by F. Dilek Sanin( Book )

5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

High technology--a failure analysis by Brenda Harrison( Book )

3 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sludge into biosolids : processing, disposal, utilization by P. Aarne Vesilind( Book )

12 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Sludge into Biosolids" gives up-to-date coverage of sludge treatments and of its use and disposal, focusing on the practical aspects of sludge/biosolids management. Operational variables and sludge properties affecting each management operation are discussed
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Engineering, ethics, and the environment
Alternative Names
Vesilind, P. A.

Vesilind, P. Aarne

Vesilind, Peep Aarne

Vesilind, Peep Aarne 1939-

베실린드, P. 안

ヴェジリンド, P. A

English (319)

Malay (4)

French (3)

Chinese (2)

Environmental engineeringIntroduction to environmental engineeringEngineering, ethics, and the environmentHold paramount : the engineer's responsibility to societySolid waste engineeringSo you want to be a professor? : a handbook for graduate studentsSocially responsible engineering : justice in risk managementWastewater treatment plant design