Home Books Air Pollution

Air Pollution
  • Authored by: J. S. Kidd and Renee A. Kidd
  • From the Series: Science and Society
  • Trim Size: 6 X 9
  • ISBN-10: 0816056056
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-8160-5605-7
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $35.00
  • Imprint: Chelsea House
  • Published: 12/01/2005
  • Dewey Number: 363.739
  • Reading Level: Grades 6-12
  • Pages: 208


Praise for the previous edition:
"...the complexity of issues is not glossed over. Students will find the book accessible and useful for research."—Booklist

Scientific research illuminates the causes of air pollution—those both natural and manmade—and shows how pollution is distributed from sources to final destinations. Now more than ever, it is imperative that political leaders find a balance between a healthy environment and economic prosperity.

Air Pollution shows how scientists and engineers are working to help policy-makers solve the problems of atmospheric pollution. It discusses society's delicate relationship with science and technology and covers the role citizens play in pushing for an atmospheric environment that is as clean as possible.

An update to Into Thin Air, this book addresses the many changes air pollution has undergone in recent years, such as reductions in the levels of sulfur oxides, nitrogen oxides, and lead in the air.


Black-and-white photographs and line illustrations. Glossary. Further reading. Web sites. Index.

About the Author(s)

J. S. Kidd is professor emeritus at the College of Information Studies, University of Maryland, College Park. A specialist in science communication, he has worked as a chemist and systems analyst in government and private industry. After retiring from the university, he served as a senior research adviser at the National Academy of Sciences for 10 years.

Renee A. Kidd is a historian and reading specialist. She earned a B.A. in biology and education from Illinois Wesleyan University, an M.Ed. from Loyola College in Baltimore, and an M.A. in art history and archaeology from the University of Maryland.

Reviews and Awards

“…a wonderful resource…a clear and complete overview of the recent developments in atmospheric research and problems.”
NSTA Recommends

Title List Price Format Status Add to Wish List Add to Cart
Air Pollution
$35.00 Hardcover In Stock Add to Wish List Add to Cart
New Genetics
$35.00 Hardcover In Stock Add to Wish List Add to Cart
Nuclear Power
$35.00 Hardcover In Stock Add to Wish List Add to Cart
Potent Natural Medicines
$35.00 Hardcover In Stock Add to Wish List Add to Cart

Standing Order Plan

A Standing Order Plan saves you both time and money without risking a penny of your acquisitions budget. The number of copies you indicate of each new title under the plan you select will automatically as the new edition becomes available. If, for any reason, you wish to cancel your subscription to the plan, please contact our Customer Service Department.

Standing Order Plan available for The World Almanac® for Kids:
Plan WK1 Single-title hardcover edition at 20% discount

You can use this order form (pdf) to sign up for any of our Standing Order Plans, or you can contact our Customer Service Department:

Email: custserv@factsonfile.com
Phone Number (toll-free): 1-800-322-8755
Fax Number (toll-free): 1-800-678-3633

FREE Learning Resources