"This reader-friendly book examines in some depth one of the most important problems facing our modern technological age - air pollution...The text offers a comprehensive description of environment systems, providing a basic understanding of how the world around us works and how human activities affect it". International Journal of Environmental Studies, March 2003.
This second edition of Richard Turco's successful book, "Earth Under Siege", provides a basic understanding of how our physical environment functions and how human activities affect it. Intended to educate the lay person-especially the policy makers, business administrators, and political leaders of the future - about some of the most pressing problems facing our modern world, this important book effectively describes the realities of environmental pollution and global change. It provides a comprehensive description of the natural environment and builds a foundation on which the science and policy of current environmental issues can be understood, including key local, regional, and global issues and their implications for society and human life.