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Hester, R. E. (Ronald E.)

Works: 198 works in 1,269 publications in 2 languages and 65,792 library holdings
Roles: Editor, Author, Other, Contributor, Translator
Classifications: TD196.C45, 363.738
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by R. E Hester
Waste treatment and disposal by R. E Hester( )

23 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in English and held by 2,049 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Waste Treatment and Disposal examines the environmental impact of sewage and industrial effluent treatment on inland and coastal waters, in the atmosphere and on land. It also looks into current practice in the design, engineering, operation and control of landfill sites, and the effect of changes in regulatory policy. Waste Treatment and Disposal covers the general and technical issues facing the materials recycling industry; looks into the factors affecting deep underground storage of radioactive fuel waste produced by nuclear reactors; and provides data from a number of case studies in cost-benefit analysis, demonstrating the utility of a consistent economic theory of waste management
Assessment and reclamation of contaminated land by Roy M Harrison( )

28 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 1,896 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
Agricultural chemicals and the environment by The Royal Society of Chemistry( )

18 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 1,887 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
Food safety and food quality by R. E Hester( )

21 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 1,871 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The quality and safety of the food we eat attracts a great deal of publicity and is high on the list of public concerns. This highly emotive issue is discussed in this timely book, which brings together a group of experts to present up-to-date and balanced overviews on a wide range of topics including GM crops; hazardous microorganisms such as E. coli ; the BSE/CJD problem; and cancer-causing chemicals, both natural and synthetic. Thought-provoking and of interest to a wide readership, this authoritative review will be welcomed by food scientists, legislators, government officials and advisors
Sustainability and environmental impact of renewable energy sources( )

15 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and held by 1,863 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
Chemicals in the environment : assessing and managing risk by Roy M Harrison( )

26 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 1,861 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
Global environmental change by R. E Hester( )

18 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 1,842 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Causes and environmental implications of increased UV-B radiation by R. M Harrison( )

23 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 1,824 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. Also included is a discussion of the emotive and highly topical subject of skin cancer as related to increased UV-B radiation
Endocrine disrupting chemicals by R. E Hester( )

17 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,818 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals reviews the scientific evidence and attempts to put the subject into context. Along with an overview of the issue, there is discussion of the specialised aspects in relation to wildlife; environmental oestrogens and male reproduction; and naturally occurring oestrogenic substances." "With contributions from representatives of the Medical Research Council's Institute for Environment and Health and the US Environmental Protection Agency, the articles provide a comprehensive and detailed review of current issues. This book will be of interest to a wide readership, including industrial and environmental scientists, managers and policy makers."--Jacket
Volatile organic compounds in the atmosphere by Roy M Harrison( )

21 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in English and held by 1,817 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
Risk assessment and risk management by R. E Hester( )

15 editions published between 1998 and 2007 in English and Spanish and held by 1,816 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Transport and the environment by Roy M Harrison( )

20 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 1,810 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
Environmental and health impact of solid waste management activities by Paul T Williams( )

21 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and held by 1,808 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
Biodiversity under threat by R. E Hester( )

21 editions published in 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,715 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sustainability in agriculture by R. M Harrison( )

23 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 1,695 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 impact of power generation by R. E Hester( )

13 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in English and held by 1,684 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chlorinated organic micropollutants by Roy M Harrison( )

20 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in English and held by 1,642 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
Alternatives to animal testing by R. E Hester( )

20 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 1,624 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
Air quality management by R. E Hester( )

19 editions published between 1997 and 2007 in English and held by 1,595 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Electronic waste management( )

19 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,570 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The book deals with the full range of waste management issues, including recycling and recovery of materials and design considerations for waste minimisation. In addition, the book also contains a wide variety of illustrative case studies. With detailed and comprehensive coverage of the subject matter, an extensive bibliography is provided with each chapter." "Electronic Waste Management is essential reading for all involved with electrical and electronic waste management through its comprehensive review of recent EU legislation and the subsequent impact on manufacturers and users of electronic equipment."--Jacket
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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 Climatic changes Crops--Genetic engineering Ecological risk assessment Electric power production--Environmental aspects Electronic waste Electronic waste--Management 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 Ozone layer depletion Pollution 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
Food safety and food quality
Assessment and reclamation of contaminated landAgricultural chemicals and the environmentFood safety and food qualitySustainability and environmental impact of renewable energy sourcesChemicals in the environment : assessing and managing riskGlobal environmental changeCauses and environmental implications of increased UV-B radiationEndocrine disrupting chemicals
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 (397)

Spanish (1)