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Fossil Fuels and Pollution, Second Edition
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  • Authored by: Julie Kerr, Ph.D.
  • From the Series: Global Warming
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  • ISBN-10: 1438143036
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-4381-4303-3
  • Status: In Stock
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  • Imprint: Facts On File
  • Published: 03/01/2018
  • Dewey Number: 363
  • Reading Level: Grades 9 and up


Praise for the previous edition:

"...valuable..."—School Library Journal

Clean air is essential to life and good health. Several important pollutants are produced by fossil fuel combustion and emitted directly into the atmosphere, including carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxides, sulfur oxides, and hydrocarbons. In addition, total suspended particulates contribute to air pollution, and nitrogen oxides and hydrocarbons combine in the atmosphere to form tropospheric ozone, the major constituent of smog.

With an examination of fossil fuels as energy sources and the world population's reliance on them, Fossil Fuels and Pollution, Second Edition outlines the connection between fossil fuels and global warming. Thoroughly updated and featuring new graphs, charts, and illustrations, this full-color eBook explores the properties of greenhouse gases, the nature and causes of their emissions, the largest contributors, and important health issues and considerations associated with them. The concepts of energy efficiency and fuel economy are also examined as well as agricultural greenhouse gases and pollution. Fossil Fuels and Pollution, Second Edition ends with a close look at fuel technology and the "green technology" movement that has been put into place for tomorrow's cars. 

Chapters include: 

  • Energy, Fossil Fuels, and Global Warming
  • Greenhouse Gases, Health, and the Environment
  • Evolution Since the Industrial Revolution
  • Global Warming and Pollution: Buildings and Homes
  • Global Warming and Pollution: Green Transportation
  • Global Warming and Pollution: Cities and Industry
  • Global Warming: Agriculture and the Impacts Today
  • Fuel Technology
  • Green Technology: Tomorrow's Cars Today
  • Conclusions: the Future of Air Quality.



About the Author(s)

Julie Kerr, Ph.D., has been an Earth scientist for the United States Bureau of Land Management for more than 40 years. She has a Ph.D. in Earth science from the University of Utah, specializing in satellite remote sensing, interpretation, and mapping of the Earth's natural environment. She is active in various environmental conservation organizations that focus on the healthy stewardship of the Earth's natural resources and has spent time teaching elementary through college students how to enjoy and take care of the environment. She has also been involved in teaching both young people and adults about the Earth's changing climate and the things we can do to help slow the changes and make a positive difference for more than a decade.

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