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About this product
- Author(s)Frank R. Spellman
- PublisherApple Academic Press Inc.
- Date of Publication01/12/2015
- GenreEconomics: Professional & General
- Place of PublicationOakville
- Country of PublicationCanada
- ImprintApple Academic Press Inc.
- Content Note38 black & white illustrations, 86 black & white tables
- Weight929 g
- Width156 mm
- Height235 mm
- Table Of ContentsENVIRONMENTAL ECONOMICS TOOLBOX Introduction What Is Environmental Economics? Why Study Environmental Economics? Unique Aspects and Concepts Economic Development and Environmental Quality Sustainable Development Biodiversity and Economics Thought-Provoking Questions References and Recommended Reading Environmental Econometrics Environmental Practice and Economics Interest Interest Rate Simple Interest Compound Interest Time Value of Money Capital-Recovery Factor (Equal-Payment Series) Uniform Series Present Worth (Value) Factor Future Value Annual Payment (Uniform Series Sinking Fund) Present Value Basics Present Value of Future Dollar Amount Future Value of a Present Amount Review Questions Answers to Chapter Review Questions References and Recommended Reading Energy Units and Math Operations Economic Perspectives on Energy About Energy Clean Energy Parameters and Calculations Thought-Provoking Questions References and Recommended Reading Cost-Benefit Analysis Introduction Baseline Intergenerational Equity and Sustainability Discounting Social Discounting What Are Costs and Benefits? Framing a Cost-Benefit Analysis Thought-Provoking Questions References and Recommended Reading Economic Theory Introduction Market Economy Reasons for Market or Institutional Failure Cost-Benefit Analysis Measuring Economic Impacts Optimal Level of Regulation Thought-Provoking Questions References and Recommended Reading REGULATION NATION Regulatory Approaches to Pollution Control Introduction Role of Cost in Setting of Regulations Environmental Policy Options Market-Oriented Approaches Other Market-Oriented Hybrid Approaches Thought-Provoking Questions References and Recommended Reading TOOLS OF ENVIRONMENTAL ECONOMICS AT WORK Economics of Clean Air Introduction A Brief Sketch of the Science of Air Revolutionary Science Characteristics and Properties of the Components of Air Air for Combustion Air for Power The Atmosphere Earth's Thin Skin Moisture in the Atmosphere Air Quality Air Quality Management Clean Air Act Clean Air Act Amendments Air Pollution Major Air Pollutants Benefits and Costs of CAA Trading in Clean Air Act Programs Thought-Provoking Questions References and Recommended Reading Economics of Clean Water Introduction General Economic Concepts Water Use and Availability Water Quality Trading Thought-Provoking Questions References and Recommended Reading Soil Quality Economics Introduction Soil Basics Soil: What Is It? Definitions Soil Formation Soil Characterization Soil Mechanics and Physics Solid Waste Regulatory History in the United States Solid Waste Characteristics Sources of Municipal Solid Wastes The Bottom Line on Soil Basics Maintaining Soil Quality: An Economic View Major Considerations for Evaluating Land Cleanup and Reuse Benefits of Land Cleanup and Reuse Cost of Land Cleanup and Reuse Thought-Provoking Questions References and Recommended Reading CONSERVATION ECONOMICS Economic Contributions and Values of Conservation Introduction Conservation Economics Thought-Provoking Questions References and Recommended Reading Glossary
- Author BiographyFrank R. Spellman, PhD, is a retired assistant professor of environmental health at Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia, and the author of more than 90 books covering topics ranging from concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) to all areas of environmental science and occupational health. Dr. Spellman lectures on sewage treatment, water treatment, and homeland security, as well as on safety topics, throughout the country and teaches water/wastewater operator short courses at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg. He earned a BA in public administration, a BS in business management, an MBA, and both an MS and a PhD in environmental engineering.
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