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Environmental Science

Society, Nature, and Technology, 1st Edition

By Takashiro Akitsu

Jenny Stanford Publishing

180 pages

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This book presents the current aspects of environmental issues in view of chemical processes particularly with respect to two facets: social sciences along with chemistry and natural sciences. The former facet explores the environmental economics and policies along with chemical engineering or green chemistry and the latter the various fields of environmental studies.

The book was conceptualized in the form of e-learning content, such as PowerPoint presentation, with explanatory notes to a new style of lectures on environmental science in a university at undergraduate level. Each chapter of the book comprises a summary of the contents of the chapter; a list of specific terms and their explanation; topics that can be taken up for discussion among college students, mainly freshmen in liberal arts, and for enhancing general knowledge; and problems and solutions using active learning methods.

Table of Contents

Part 1: Technology and Society

1. Pollution and Environmental Problems

2. The Current Situation of the Natural Environment

3. Resources and Energy

4. Environmental Problems and Chemistry or Chemical Engineering

5. Life Cycle Assessment

6. Risk Assessment of Chemical Substances

7. Chemistry and Environment

8. Energy Resource by Chemistry and Technology

9. Green Chemistry

10. Processing and Recycling by Chemical Engineering

11. Sustainable Society

Part 2: Nature and Substances

12. Composition of Global Environment

13. Foundations of Energy Science

14. Fossil Fuel

15. Nuclear Power Generation

16. Nuclear Energy and Environment

17. Renewable Energy

18. Basics of Earth Science

19. Air Pollution

20. Acid Rain

21. Global Warming and Greenhouse Gases

22. Fundamentals of Ecology

23. Water

24. Biosphere and Biodiversity5. Chemical Substances and Wastes

About the Author

Takashiro Akitsu is professor in the Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Tokyo University of Science (TUS), Japan. He joined the university as junior associate professor in 2008 and became associate professor in 2012 and professor in 2016. Prior to this, he was associated with Keio University, Japan; Stanford University, USA; and Osaka University, Japan. He is a recipient of the Dr. Radhakanta Kajal Sen Merit Scholarship Award. His research is focused on inorganic chemistry, coordination chemistry (chiral metal complexes and their hybrid materials), and chemical crystallography.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Environmental Science
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Environmental / General