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Hester, R. E. (Ronald E.)

Works: 141 works in 961 publications in 2 languages and 54,892 library holdings
Roles: Editor, Author, Other, Contributor, Translator
Classifications: TD196.C45, 363.738
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Most widely held works by R. E Hester
Agricultural chemicals and the environment by R. E Hester( Book )

18 editions published between 1996 and 2002 in English and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Enormous increases in agricultural productivity can properly be associated with the use of chemicals. This statement applies equally to crop production through the use of fertilizers, herbicides and pesticides, as to livestock production and the associated use of drugs, steroids and other growth accelerators. There is, however, a dark side to this picture and it is important to balance the benefits which flow from the use of agricultural chemicals against their environmental impacts which sometimes are seriously disadvantageous. Agricultural Chemicals and the Environment explores a variety of issues which currently are subject to wide-ranging debate and are of concern not only to the scientific establishment and to students, but also to farmers, landowners, managers, legislators, and to the general public
Chemistry in the marine environment( Book )

12 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The oceans cover more than 70% of the earth's surface to an average depth of almost 4000 metres. It is therefore not surprising that exchanges that occur between ocean and atmosphere exert major influences on the global climate. In addition, there is great variety within the expanses of the ocean, including large temperature differences, and enormous biodiversity brought about by the great chemical diversity within the marine environment. Written by international experts in the field, Chemistry in the Marine Environment offers a multidisciplinary and authoritative review of this important topic. Included is a review of the opportunities and challenges in developing new pharmaceuticals from the sea and an examination of contamination and pollution in the marine environment, which is a cause of great concern world-wide. The international perspective of this book will engage the interest and attention of a wide readership, from chemical oceanographers to policymakers, from students in environmental science to those in oceanography programmes
Food safety and food quality( Book )

19 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and Chinese and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The quality and safety of the food we eat is discussed in this book, which brings together experts to present overviews on a wide range of topics including GM crops; hazardous micro-organisms such as E. coli; the BSE/CJD problem; and cancer-causing chemicals, both natural and synthetic
Chemicals in the environment : assessing and managing risk( Book )

19 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book begins by reviewing the current framework of legislation for the regulation of chemicals in the UK and then reports expert views on both the current situation and possible future developments. Subsequent chapters consider some of the scientific and technical issues, including the evaluation of the risks which chemicals can pose to human life and the environment, and the problems relating to evaluating the risks associated with metals in the environment. Finally, the predictive methods used to model the behaviour of organic chemicals within the environment are described." "Highly topical, and with authoritative contributions from international experts, this book covers both the scientific underpinning and the legislative and practical issues of this emotive subject. The detailed coverage of a topic that affects many sectors of industry and society will make it popular with a wide audience of individuals from government organisations, industry or academic research, particularly those in environmental chemistry sectors."--Jacket
Biodiversity under threat by R. E Hester( Book )

15 editions published in 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chlorinated organic micropollutants( Book )

15 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chlorinated Organic Micropollutants addresses the sources, environmental cycles, uptake, consequences and control of many of the more important chlorinated organic micropollutants, including PCBs, PCDDs, PCDFs and various chlorinated pesticides, all of which have given widespread cause for concern in relation to their environmental persistence and high toxicity, and their potential for adverse effects on humans and wildlife. Rational decision making over chlorinated organic micropollutants in the environment must be based upon sound science. This issue draws upon the expertise of some of the most distinguished workers in the field, to review current knowledge of the sources, environmental concentrations and pathways, human toxicity and ecotoxicology, and control methods for these groups of compounds
Waste treatment and disposal by R. E Hester( Book )

20 editions published between 1995 and 2002 in English and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Risk assessment and risk management by Royal Society of Chemistry (Great Britain)( Book )

13 editions published between 1998 and 2002 in English and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Risk assessment is considered by many analysts to be an objective scientific tool. It is considered to be variously influenced by broader issues which in turn have important practical implications both for risk assessors and decision makers. Risk Assessment and Risk Management examines a range of practical applications of risk assessment methods and risk management procedures in the broad context of environmental science and technology. Written by acknowledged experts in the field, the articles cover a variety of areas, with reference to subjects as diverse as BSE, the use of risk assessment in government, using computer modelling as an aid to risk assessment in the case of accidental contamination of rivers and estuaries, quantitative cancer risk assessment related to carcinogens in the environment, landfilling of household wastes, environmental risk assessment and management of chemicals, and aquatic risk assessment and management of pesticides. This book provides a detailed and wide-ranging review of the many aspects of risk assessment and risk management which have excited so much debate and controversy in recent times. It will be essential reading for all those involved in the assessment and management of risk, particularly in the context of environmental science
Global environmental change( Book )

13 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sustainability and environmental impact of renewable energy sources by R. M Harrison( Book )

14 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Concise, authoritative, up-to-date and readable, this book reviews various energy technologies, as well as taking a critical look at the political, social and economic aspects. Throughout, the emphasis is on renewable energy sources (wind, wave, solar, biomass, etc), but a discussion of fossil fuels and nuclear power is also presented." "This timely book, written by recognised experts, will be welcomed by those in the energy industries as well as by policy-makers, consultants and engineers. Students and lecturers will also find the material invaluable."--Jacket
Assessment and reclamation of contaminated land( Book )

17 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This text covers the origins and extent of contaminated land problems, including effects on human health. It is written in the context of the new UK contaminated land legislation
Alternatives to animal testing( Book )

14 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

(Publisher-supplied data) Animal experimentation has long been a controversial issue, with impassioned arguments on both sides of the debate. Increasingly it has become more expedient and feasible to develop new methods that avoid the use of animals. There is agreement on both sides that reduction and refinement of experiments on animals should be an important goal for the industries involved. Alternatives to Animal Testing, written by leading experts in the field, discusses the issues involved and approaches that can be taken. Topics include: the safety evaluation of chemicals; international validation and barriers to the validation of alternative tests; in vitro testing for endocrine disruptors; intelligent approaches to safety evaluation of chemicals; alternative tests and the regulatory framework. The book provides an up-to-date discussion of the current state of development of alternatives to animal testing and is ideal for professionals and academics in the field. It would also be of use for graduate students wishing to pursue a career in the pharmaceutical and cosmetics industries
Volatile organic compounds in the atmosphere by R. M Harrison( Book )

20 editions published between 1995 and 2002 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book describes techniques for the calculation of emissions inventories and strategies for control, and explores the many Government policy matters relating to these compounds. It gives readers in-depth coverage of the many issues involved
Causes and environmental implications of increased UV-B radiation by R. M Harrison( Book )

17 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since the realisation that the ozone layer protecting the earth is suffering massive depletion, atmospheric science has been increasingly in the spotlight. It is recognised that we need to increase our knowledge and understanding of the likely impact that increases in UV-B radiation will have on life on earth. Charting research that encompasses the changing distribution of atmospheric ozone, changes in UV-B radiation and the consequent effects on photochemistry and biological systems in the aquatic and terrestrial environments, Causes and Environmental Implications of Increased UV-B Radiation draws together experts from the international community. Also included is a discussion of the emotive and highly topical subject of skin cancer as related to increased UV-B radiation. As an up-to-date and authoritative summary of the state of this highly complex science, this book will be welcomed by all practitioners and researchers in the field
Endocrine disrupting chemicals by R. E Hester( Book )

13 editions published in 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A review of the scientific evidence that low-level exposure to a wide range of chemicals affects endocrine function. It includes discussion of the specialized aspects in relation to wildlife; environmental oestrogens and male reproduction; and naturally occurring oestrogenic substances
Air quality management by R. E Hester( Book )

14 editions published between 1997 and 2002 in English and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Transport and the environment by David Lee( Book )

14 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Mass transportation has become central to the lifestyle of developed societies - but with what consequences for the environment and, ultimately, human health?" "Transport and the Environment investigates the major aspects of this emotive subject, with contributions from authors with international reputations for their research in the field. Discussions encompass air transport and its contribution to global pollution, the possible consequences of using hydrogen as a fuel, performance indicators and policy instruments for sustainable transport, the contamination of the atmosphere and surface waters by road vehicles, the impact of surface transport on climate, and the effects of transport pollutants on public health."--Jacket
Sustainability in agriculture by Jules N Pretty( Book )

19 editions published in 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Sustainability in Agriculture presents an authoritative and balanced overview of many of the key factors that impact upon world agricultural practices. The aim is to throw light on the subject and so generate informed and rational discussion of the topics which so often generate powerful emotions." "The timeliness of this book, discussing as it does many hotly debated issues, make it essential reading for all those having an interest in the future of agriculture worldwide, but especially farmers and students of farming, environmental scientists, government agencies and policy makers."--Jacket
Environmental and health impact of solid waste management activities( Book )

16 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Solid waste management issues are a highly emotive topic. Disposal costs need to be balanced against environmental impact, which often results in heated public debate. Disposal options such as incineration and landfill, whilst unpopular with both the public and environmental pressure groups, do not pose the same environmental and health risks as, for example, recycling plants. This book, written by international experts, discusses the various waste disposal options that are available (landfill, incineration, composting, recycling) and then reviews their impact on the environment, and particularly on human health. Comprehensive and highly topical, Environmental and Health Impact of Solid Waste Management Activities will make a strong contribution to scientific knowledge in the area, and will be of value to scientists and policy-makers in particular
Environmental impact of power generation by R. E Hester( Book )

9 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In today's automated world, the need for economic generation of power is of vital importance. However, the industry is commonly perceived as being responsible for pollution of the atmosphere and contamination of land and water. The wide-ranging subjects addressed in this book will contribute to the public understanding of science in this important area. Encompassing areas as diverse as current performance standards and the use of nuclear fuel, Environmental Impact of Power Generation also includes an historical overview of electricity supply. The emotive issues of air pollution and the ecological effects of overhead power lines are tackled, along with energy efficiency and conservation. This book will be essential reading for students and practitioners in environmental science and engineering
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Associated Subjects
Agricultural chemicals--Environmental aspects Agriculture--Environmental aspects Air--Pollution Air--Pollution--Management Air quality management Alternative toxicity testing Animal experimentation Biodiversity Chemical oceanography Climatic changes Crops--Genetic engineering Ecological risk assessment Electric power production--Environmental aspects Endocrine glands--Diseases Energy industries--Environmental aspects Environmental impact analysis Environmental protection Environmental risk assessment Factory and trade waste--Environmental aspects Food adulteration and inspection Food handling Food industry and trade Food industry and trade--Quality control Food industry and trade--Safety measures Global environmental change Great Britain Hazardous substances--Management Micropollutants--Environmental aspects Ocean-atmosphere interaction Ozone layer depletion Pollution--Environmental aspects Pollution--Physiological effect Reclamation of land Refuse and refuse disposal--Environmental aspects Refuse and refuse disposal--Health aspects Refuse disposal facilities--Environmental aspects Renewable energy sources--Environmental aspects Risk management Sewage disposal Sewage--Purification Soil pollution Soil pollution--Law and legislation Soil remediation Sustainable agriculture Transportation and state Transportation--Environmental aspects Ultraviolet radiation--Environmental aspects Volatile organic compounds--Analysis Volatile organic compounds--Environmental aspects Volatile organic compounds--Health aspects
Agricultural chemicals and the environment
Alternative Names
Chester, R. 1936-

Hester, R.

Hester, R. E.

Hester, R.E. 1936-

Hester, Ron

Hester, Ronald E.

Hester, Ronald E. 1936-

Hester, Ronald Ernest 1936-

Khester, R.

Khester, R. 1936-

Khester Ronald Ernest

Хестер, Р.

English (305)

Chinese (1)

Chemistry in the marine environmentFood safety and food qualityChemicals in the environment : assessing and managing riskBiodiversity under threatChlorinated organic micropollutantsWaste treatment and disposalRisk assessment and risk managementGlobal environmental change