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Harrison, Roy M. 1948-

Works: 100 works in 898 publications in 3 languages and 61,506 library holdings
Genres: Textbooks 
Roles: Editor, Author, Other, Contributor
Classifications: TD193, 628.5
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Most widely held works about Roy M Harrison
Most widely held works by Roy M Harrison
Understanding our environment : an introduction to environmental chemistry and pollution by Roy M Harrison( Book )

44 editions published between 1992 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 835 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As an introductory text aimed at those having little background knowledge of the field and requiring only a modest background in science, Understanding our Environment is unparalleled. This third edition enhances the standing of the title by developing a more international approach. Bridging all the important environmental media such as the atmosphere, fresh waters, oceans and solid earth, it also emphasises the inter-linkages between these media. The major human and environmental impacts of pollution are summarised, and case studies are included as illustrations of the measures needed for cont
Principles of environmental chemistry by Roy M Harrison( Book )

22 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 460 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
Waste treatment and disposal by R. E Hester( Book )

19 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in English and held by 325 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
Agricultural chemicals and the environment by R. E Hester( Book )

21 editions published between 1996 and 2017 in English and held by 323 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 250 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 by Roy M Harrison( Book )

17 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 221 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
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
Risk assessment and risk management by Royal Society of Chemistry (Great Britain)( Book )

14 editions published between 1998 and 2007 in English and Spanish and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Global environmental change( Book )

12 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

19 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 207 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
An introduction to pollution science by Roy M Harrison( Book )

24 editions published between 2006 and 2015 in English and held by 197 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
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 195 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
Air quality management by R. E Hester( Book )

14 editions published between 1997 and 2007 in English and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Electronic waste management( Book )

16 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 186 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
Endocrine disrupting chemicals by R. E Hester( Book )

14 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 184 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
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 175 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( Book )

10 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 169 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 Roy M Harrison( Book )

18 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 167 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
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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 (340)

Spanish (1)

Chinese (1)

Principles of environmental chemistryWaste treatment and disposalAgricultural chemicals and the environmentFood safety and food qualityChemicals in the environment : assessing and managing riskSustainability and environmental impact of renewable energy sourcesRisk assessment and risk managementGlobal environmental change