Plastics and Microplastics

Plastics and Microplastics

Author: DAVID E. NEWTON

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ISBN: 1440875391

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Beginning with a history of plastic--from the first scientific discovery of the material to its diversity of forms and uses in the present day--Plastics and Microplastics: A Reference Handbook discusses the history and evolution of plastic and its many uses, both in the United States and around the world. Importantly, it delves into the problems and controversies concerning plastic and microplastics, such as the pollution of oceans, rivers, and streams; its exceptionally long shelf life; its contribution to air pollution; and ingestion of microplastics by marine life. One of the most valuable aspects of the book is its survey of the history of plastics and microplastics conducted in a manner that helps readers to identify key issues to address. Moreover, it discusses both implemented and proposed solutions. A perspectives chapter includes a broad range of voices, allowing crucial, diverse perspectives to round out the author's expertise.
Plastics and Microplastics
Language: en
Pages: 350
Authors: DAVID E. NEWTON
Categories:
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-07-31 - Publisher:

Beginning with a history of plastic--from the first scientific discovery of the material to its diversity of forms and uses in the present day--Plastics and Microplastics: A Reference Handbook discusses the history and evolution of plastic and its many uses, both in the United States and around the world. Importantly,
The Terminology of Marine Pollution by Plastics and Microplastics
Language: en
Pages: 168
Authors: Marina Niceforo
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-10-08 - Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

As a specialised language, the terminology of marine pollution by plastics and microplastics is composed mainly of technical-scientific terms from the field of marine ecology, along with general-language words used with a domain-specific meaning. Since there are few existing studies focusing on the linguistic-terminological aspects of ecology, this book analyses
Mare Plasticum - The Plastic Sea
Language: en
Pages: 252
Authors: Marilena Streit-Bianchi, Margarita Cimadevila, Wolfgang Trettnak
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-07-23 - Publisher: Springer Nature

This book, written by a multidisciplinary team of authors comprising scientists, artists and communicators, explores one of the most pressing issues of our time – the menace plastics pose to marine environments and organisms. It takes readers on a journey that begins on the beaches of Galicia, where the beach
Legal Limits on Single-use Plastics and Microplastics
Language: en
Pages: 113
Authors: Marilena Streit-Bianchi, Margarita Cimadevila, Wolfgang Trettnak
Categories: Microplastics
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018 - Publisher:

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Language: en
Pages:
Authors: François Galgani, Christopher K. Pham, Julia Reisser
Categories: Microplastics
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-11-15 - Publisher: Frontiers Media SA

The presence, at sea, of large amounts of plastic and microplastics, which are sometimes invisible and results from the fragmentation of larger debris, requires an in-depth knowledge of the nature of ocean debris, its transport mechanisms, life cycle and effects on the environment. This volume provides new insights in the