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Title Environmental consequences of war and aftermath / volume editors, Tarek A. Kassim, Damià Barceló
Published Berlin ; Heidelberg : Springer, [2009]
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Series The handbook of environmental chemistry. v.3, Anthropogenic compounds ; pt. U
Handbook of environmental chemistry. Volume 3, Anthropogenic compounds ; pt. U
Contents Background to Selected Environmental and Human Health Effects of Chemical Warfare Agents / John Hart -- Prevention of War and Its Environmental Consequences / Victor W. Sidel, Barry S. Levy and Jonathan E. Slutzman -- Remote Sensing : Fundamentals, Types and Monitoring Applications of Environmental Consequences of War / Dhari Al Ajmi and Saif ud Din -- War-Induced Soil Degradation, Depletion, and Destruction (The Case of Ground Fortifications in the Terrestrial Environment of Kuwait) / R. Misak, D. Al-Ajmi and A. Al-Enezi -- Critical Assessment of the Environmental Consequences of the Invasion of Kuwait, the Gulf War, and the Aftermath / Samira A.S. Omar, N.R. Bhat and Adel Asem -- Atmospheric Transport and Deposition of Persistent Organic Pollutants Under Warfare Conditions / Zorka Vukmirovic, Miroslava Unkasevic and Ivana Tosic -- Environmental and Health Impact Assessment of Ammunition Containing Transuranic Elements / Zora S. Zunic and Nada R. Miljevic -- Ecological Impact on the Danube After NATO Air Strikes / Vesna Martinovic-Vitanovic and Vladimir Kalafatic -- Speciation of Heavy Metals in Geological Matter of the Serbian National Parks, Protected Areas and Cities Within the Danube River Basin After the War Conflict in 1999 / Aleksandar Popovic, Dragana Djordjevic, Dubravka Relic, Zorka Vukmirovic, Aleksandra Mihajlidi-Zelic and Predrag Polic
Summary War has disastrous effects on people and the physical, biological, economic, and social environment. The state-of-the-art of research on the environmental consequences of war and its aftermath is presented in this Handbook. In this title, a broad range of topics are included, such as the prevention of war and its environmental repercussions and selected environmental and human health effects of chemical warfare agents and the atmospheric transport and deposition of pollutants under warfare with two main case studies: the Balkans and the Gulf war. This book is of great help in bridging the gap b
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject War -- Environmental aspects.
Environmental chemistry.
Chemical weapons -- Environmental aspects.
Chemical Warfare Agents -- toxicity.
Environmental Pollution -- adverse effects.
Form Electronic book
Author Aboul-Kassim, Tarek A. T.
Barceló, Damià.
LC no. 2008942127
ISBN 3540879617