1st Edition

Environmental Physics

By Clare Smith Copyright 2001
    320 Pages 102 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Environmental Physics is a comprehensive introduction to the physical concepts underlying environmental science. The importance and relevance of physics is emphasised by its application to real environmental problems with a wide range of case studies. Applications included cover energy use and production, global climate, the physics of living things, radioactivity, environmental remote sensing, noise pollution and the physics of the Earth. The book makes the subject accessible to those with little physics background, keeping mathematical treatment straightforward. The text is lively and informative, and is supplemented by numerous illustrations, photos, tables of useful data, and a glossary of key terms.

    Introduction; Chapter 1 The forces of nature; Chapter 2 Energy; Chapter 3 Heat and radiation; Chapter 4 Solids, liquids and gases; Chapter 5 The Earth’s climate and climate change; Chapter 6 Sound and noise; Chapter 7 Radioactivity and nuclear physics;


    Clare Smith was formerly a Lecturer at Imperial College London and the University of Sunderland, and is now a freelance Environmental Consultant.