Pollution - Issues in conservation
ISBN : 1 86283 033 9
Published Date : 01 June 1989
Product Code : F 55P
Format : Free PDF for download
By Tim Ryan
This book was developed to heighten the awareness of the human impact on our environment. It is hoped that the need to conserve and preserve our resources is highlighted. The lay person, secondary school students and university students need to be conscious of basic information to become informed, conservationally minded citizens.
Australians rely on the sea for travel, for food, for minerals and energy, as well as being a source of pleasure, Many of us enjoy surfing, sailing, fishing, swimming and other recreational activities directly related Lo the sea. Structures such as the Great Barrier Reef and huge sand islands attract thousands of people each year and generate millions of dollars worth of business. If the sea is to continue to provide these needs we will have to maintain it in its present usable and wondrous form.
To embark on.a conservation program we first of all need to know what we are going to conserve. We should know about the different types of plants and animals in the waters, how they are distributed and how they affect each other. No organism lives alone -each has its own place in a food chain, in the cycling of nutrients, and in relationships with other animals and plants. A major prerequisite for conservationists and environmental managers is LO fully understand nature's complexities through painstaking research.
This book endeavours to illustrate the fragile nature of our seas and oceans and how humans can alter the delicate balance. It notes the effect and sources of the many forms of pollution from our wasteful society. Environmental issues continually make the headlines in news bulletins, in many cases giving evidence of new areas being polluted and reminding us of our responsibilities.
The book, as well as presenting a balanced view of the repercussions associated with the technology of modem society, suggests solutions to these dilemmas. Some of these solutions arc already being implemented in some form, while others are in the developmental stage."
A book to heighten the awareness of the human impact on our marine environment
Chapter 1: BALANCE IN NATURE
Food and Energy in the Ecosystem Nutrient Cycles
Conservation of the Sea
Specific Conservation Issues
Urban and Agricultural Ecosystems Student Activities
Chapter 2 A WASTEFUL SOCIETY
Pollution -Who causes it?
- Human and other Domestic Wastes
- Radioactive Waste
- Mining Industry ...
- Construction Sites, Quarries and Roads
CHAPTER 3 TURNING THE TIDE OF POLLUTION
Assessing Water Quality
Chemical and Physical Tests
Locating lhe Source and Cause of the Problem Curing the Problem -Waste Disposal
Renewable and Non-renewable Resources
How can you help?