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Harrison, Roy M. 1948-

Works: 98 works in 824 publications in 3 languages and 59,107 library holdings
Genres: Textbooks 
Roles: Editor, Author, Other, Contributor
Classifications: TD193, 551.9
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Most widely held works about Roy M Harrison
Most widely held works by Roy M Harrison
Principles of environmental chemistry by Roy M Harrison( Book )

21 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Written by leading experts in the field, the book provides an in depth introduction to the chemical processes influencing the atmosphere, freshwaters, salt waters and soils. Subsequent sections discuss the behaviour of organic chemicals in the environment and environmental transfer between compartments such as air, soil and water. Also included is a section on biogeochemical cycling, which is crucial in the understanding of the behaviour of chemicals in the environment
Agricultural chemicals and the environment by R. E Hester( Book )

19 editions published between 1996 and 2017 in English and held by 288 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 A Chesson( Book )

19 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and Chinese and held by 251 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
Biodiversity under threat by R. E Hester( Book )

13 editions published in 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Waste treatment and disposal by R. E Hester( Book )

19 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in English and held by 225 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
Chemicals in the environment : assessing and managing risk by Roy M Harrison( Book )

16 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 217 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
Risk assessment and risk management by R. E Hester( Book )

14 editions published between 1998 and 2007 in English and Spanish and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sustainability and environmental impact of renewable energy sources by R. E Hester( Book )

15 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 215 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
Chlorinated organic micropollutants( Book )

13 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 214 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
Global environmental change by J. T Houghton( Book )

11 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Assessment and reclamation of contaminated land by R. M Harrison( Book )

12 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 199 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
Causes and environmental implications of increased UV-B radiation by Roy M Harrison( Book )

19 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 196 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
An introduction to pollution science by Roy M Harrison( Book )

23 editions published between 2006 and 2015 in English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Understanding pollution, its behaviour and impact is becoming increasingly important, as new technologies and legislation continually lower the tolerable levels of pollutants released into the environment. Introduction to Pollution Science draws upon sections of the authors' previous text (Understanding our Environment) and reflects the growing trend of a more sophisticated approach to teaching environmental science at university. This new revised book discusses the basics of environmental pollution drawing upon chemistry, physics and biological sciences. The book, written by leading experts in the field, covers topics including pollution in the atmosphere, the world's waters and soil and land contamination. Subsequent sections discuss methods of investigating the environment, the impact of pollution on human health and ecological systems and institutional mechanisms for pollution management. Each section includes worked examples and questions and is aimed at undergraduates studying environmental science, but will also prove of value to others seeking knowledge of the field
Endocrine disrupting chemicals by R. E Hester( Book )

14 editions published between 1999 and 2007 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 )

10 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The management of air quality is currently at the forefront of international debate. With authors drawn from international experts in their respective fields, Air Quality Management provides comprehensive coverage of the air quality management issue. There are chapters on improving air quality in the UK, the construction of emissions inventories and the design and operation of air monitoring networks. Validation of air pollution models, requiring source receptor modelling, is described, as is the use of geochemical or biological tolerances known as critical loads to determine the maximum allowable inputs of pollutants to the terrestrial environment. The first European Auto-Oil Study, which was sponsored by the European Commission in order to identify the most cost-effective means of meeting air quality targets, is included as a case study. There is also reference to the successes and problems of air pollution control in California, the US state which has pioneered the promotion of vigorous air pollution control measures. Air Quality Management provides a vital source of material for all those involved in the field, whether as a student, industrialist, consultant, or government agency with responsibility in this area
Environmental and health impact of solid waste management activities by Roy M Harrison( Book )

18 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and held by 177 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
Volatile organic compounds in the atmosphere by R. M Harrison( Book )

10 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 174 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
Transport and the environment by David Lee( Book )

9 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 167 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 )

17 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 164 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( Book )

5 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library 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 Biodiversity Climatic changes Crops--Genetic engineering Ecological risk assessment Electric power production--Environmental aspects Endocrine glands--Diseases Energy industries--Environmental aspects Environmental chemistry 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 Motor vehicles--Motors--Exhaust gas--Environmental aspects Nature--Effect of human beings on 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 assessment 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
Principles of environmental chemistry
Alternative Names
Harris, Roy Monte 1948-

Harrison, R. 1948-

Harrison, R. M.

Harrison, R.M. 1948-

Harrison, R. M. (Roy M.)

Harrison, R. M. (Roy M.), 1948-

Harrison, Roy 1948-

Harrison, Roy M.

Harrison, Roy Michael

English (292)

Spanish (1)

Chinese (1)

Agricultural chemicals and the environmentFood safety and food qualityBiodiversity under threatWaste treatment and disposalChemicals in the environment : assessing and managing riskRisk assessment and risk managementSustainability and environmental impact of renewable energy sourcesChlorinated organic micropollutants