AIR POLLUTION by George Laycock


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Tables of major pollutants and their sources, with figures on the millions of tons of each emitted annually; chronologies with death counts of the better-known inversions (New York, London, Donora, Pa.); an annotated list of lung diseases ""which may be caused by air pollution""; impressive-looking diagrams of factory air-cleaning systems with no clue as to their relative effectiveness, cost, or extent Of application; the same mild suggestions for ""what you can do"" that have become obligatory in such surveys; the same familiar photographs from agency files (six of them appeared in Marshall's The Air We Live In, 1968). All of this is arranged for quick retrieval by students with overdue term papers; others will find the same material more intelligently set forth by Marshall and most cogently handled by Lucy Kavaler in Dangerous Air (1967); younger children can get by with Sarah Elliott's Our Dirty Air (1971).

Pub Date: March 1st, 1972
Publisher: Norton-Grosset & Dunlap