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Vesilind, P. Aarne

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Works: 91 works in 431 publications in 5 languages and 9,424 library holdings
Genres: Case studies  Textbooks  Conference papers and proceedings  History  Handbooks and manuals  Instructional films  Nonfiction films  Short films 
Roles: Author, Editor, Arranger
Classifications: TD145, 628
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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 )

55 editions published between 1974 and 2013 in English and Chinese and held by 1,039 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
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 634 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

31 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and Turkish and held by 478 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 468 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 )

11 editions published between 1986 and 1993 in English and Japanese and held by 465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

18 editions published between 2002 and 2016 in English and held by 272 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 )

14 editions published between 1985 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Solid waste engineering by P. Aarne Vesilind( Book )

20 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in English and held by 257 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
Unit operations in resource recovery engineering by P. Aarne Vesilind( Book )

12 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 )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 229 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 220 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 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Design & management for resource recovery( Book )

in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Engineering peace and justice : the responsibility of engineers to society by P. Aarne Vesilind( Book )

15 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 good, and shows how engineers have, in the past, served their clients as either military or civilian engineers. As well as presenting a discussion of the evolution of engineering, the book also examines concepts of ethical engineering, including the engineer's duty to society; engineering's relationship to war and peace; and the engineer's commitment to the environment. The final section details some stories of contemporary engineers who have used their technical skills in the promotion of peace, becoming "peace engineers". Engineering Peace and Justice: The Responsibility of Engineers to Society will be of interest to anyone involved in the engineering profession. Students contemplating careers in engineering will also find this book an inspiring guide to more vocational roles in the field
Sludge engineering : the treatment and disposal of wastewater sludges by F. Dilek Sanin( Book )

5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 96 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

Register of environmental engineering graduate programs by P. Aarne Vesilind( Book )

2 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Professional ethics and engineering( Visual )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The video is designed to enhance professional ethics training for engineering students, it presents scenatios that illustrate common ethical dilemmas
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

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Introduction to environmental engineeringEngineering, ethics, and the environmentHold paramount : the engineer's responsibility to societySolid waste engineeringSocially responsible engineering : justice in risk managementWastewater treatment plant designEngineering peace and justice : the responsibility of engineers to societySludge engineering : the treatment and disposal of wastewater sludgesSludge into biosolids : processing, disposal, utilization