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The Resource Oil spills, Joanna Burger

Oil spills, Joanna Burger

Label
Oil spills
Title
Oil spills
Statement of responsibility
Joanna Burger
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Oil Spills is the first book to survey the history of oil spills, the problems they create, the types of clean-ups and their efficacy, the legal, social, economic, and ecological consequences of oil spills, their long-term impacts on the wildlife and people who survive them, and the alternatives to oil and its transport. Biologist Joanna Burger writes clearly and accessibly both about the catastrophic oil spills that capture the headlines and the small chronic pipeline
  • leaks that we rarely hear about. Oil Spills is essential reading for everyone concerned with environmental issues and energy policy
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
363.73/82
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
TD196.P4
LC item number
B87 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Oil spills, Joanna Burger
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [235]-242) and indexes
Contents
Introduction -- A brief history of oil -- Early oil spills: from the Torrey Canyon to the mid-1980s -- Modern oil spills: from the Exxon Valdez to the present -- Oil spills in an environmental context -- Initial responses to oil spills -- Cleanup, rehabilitation, and damage assessment -- Effects on vegetation -- Effects on invertebrates and fish -- Effects on birds -- Effects on mammals and sea turtles -- Effects on humans -- Hazards, risk, and perceptions -- Alternatives and the future
Control code
194114
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvi, 261 p.
Isbn
9780813523385
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
96008340
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm34604107
  • (OCoLC)34604107
Label
Oil spills, Joanna Burger
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [235]-242) and indexes
Contents
Introduction -- A brief history of oil -- Early oil spills: from the Torrey Canyon to the mid-1980s -- Modern oil spills: from the Exxon Valdez to the present -- Oil spills in an environmental context -- Initial responses to oil spills -- Cleanup, rehabilitation, and damage assessment -- Effects on vegetation -- Effects on invertebrates and fish -- Effects on birds -- Effects on mammals and sea turtles -- Effects on humans -- Hazards, risk, and perceptions -- Alternatives and the future
Control code
194114
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvi, 261 p.
Isbn
9780813523385
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
96008340
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm34604107
  • (OCoLC)34604107

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