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Ecotoxicology Books

The following is a list of ecotoxicology related books. If you know of a relevant title that is NOT on this list then please let me know at

Agricultural Chemicals and the Environment. 1996
R E Hester & R M Harrison. The Royal Society of Chemistry.
128pp. £17.50

Explores a variety of current issues concerning the use of fertilizers, herbicides and pesticides in crop production as well as the use of steroids and other drugs as growth accelerators in livestock. Chapters include: Fertilizers and Nitrate Leaching; Eurtrophication of Natural Waters and Toxic Algal Blooms; Impact of Agricultural Pesticides on Water Quality; Agricultural Nitrogen and Emissions to the Atmosphere; Drugs and Dietary Additives; Detection, Analysis and Risk Assessment of Cyanobacterial Toxins.

Beyond Silent Spring. 1996
H Van Emden & D Peakall. Chapman & Hall.
344pp. £60.00 hardback, £24.99 soft back

Subtitled 'Integrated pest management and chemical safety' this is an update on the issues raised in 1962 by Rachel Carson in Silent Spring. It provides an indepth consideration of the problems and possible solutions of chemical use. Chapters include: The integrated approach; Pressure on pesticides in IPM; Principles of IPM; The practice of pest management in developing countries; Social and economic aspects of IPM in developing countries; Hazard assessment of persistent chemicals in the environment; Non-pesticidal chemicals that impact agriculture; The international approach to IPM and life cycle analysis of chemicals; A look into the future.

Biology and Ecology of Earthworms, 3rd Edition. 1995
C A Edwards and P Bohlen. Chapman & Hall.
4448pp. £24.99 paperback

Includes up to date information on earthworm community ecology, the interactions between earthworms and microorganisms, the use of earthworms in organic waste management and their importance in environmental management. Includes an appendix summarising the toxicity of a wide range of chemicals to earthworms.

Biomarkers for Agrochemicals and Risk Assessment. 1996
J N Blancato, R N Brown, C C Dary and M A Saleh (editors). Intercept
270pp. £75.00 (US$ 135.50) hardback

An in depth look at the use of biomarkers and biomonitoring in exploring environmental, chemical and physiological processes. It covers measurement techniques as well as how the results may be used in exposure and risk assessment.

ECOtoxicology: Ecological Dimensions. Ecotoxicology Series Vol 4. 1996
D J Baird, P E Douben, P Greig-Smith & L Maltby. Chapman & Hall.
112pp. £45.00 hardback, £19.99 paperback

A review of recent developments in ecological theory and their application in the field of ecotoxicology. It contributes to the debate on how risk assessment can be more firmly rooted in ecological theory. Chapters include: Putting the 'eco-' into ecotoxicology. Ecology in ecotoxicology; Using demographic theory, community ecology and spatial modeals to illunimate ecotoxicology; Indirect effects: concepts and approaches from ecological theory; The dimensions of space and time in the assessment of ecotoxicological risks; Coping with variability in environmental impact assessment; Environmental stress and the distribution of traits within populations.

Ecotoxicology in Theory and Practice. Ecotoxicology Series Vol 2. 1993.
V E Forbes & T L Forbes. Chapman & Hall.
264pp. £49.00 hardback

"The book is full of interesting nuggets of information and many refreshing insights. It contains a wealth of key references from within and outside the subject: I could think of no better introductory text for undergraduate and postgraduate students of ecotoxicology wishing to learn about the real issues being debated within the field" SETAC. Chapters include: Decision making in ecotoxicology - science and society meet; Measuring ecotoxciological effects on populations, communities and ecosystems; Room for improvement; Integrated ecotoxicology - linking fate and effect within a biological heiracrchy; Ecotoxicoloy past present and future.

Environmental Compliance Handbook. 1996
J I Bregman, C A Kelley & J R Melchor. CRC Press.
432pp. £49.00 hardback

A handbook covering the world of environmental law compliance. It covers major federal laws and regulations in the US. Chapters include: The Environmental Compliance Assessment; Surface Water; Groundwater; Drinking Water; Air, Hazardous Waste Management; Hazardous Substance Contamination Mediation; Toxic Substances Control; Storage Tanks; Archaeological and Cultural REsources; Biological Resources; National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA); Other Federal and State Laws and Regulation; etc.

Environmental Impact of Chemicals: Assessment and Control. 1995
M Quint, D Taylor and R Purchase (editors). The Royal Society of Chemistry

Includes the views of industrialists, scientists and regulators on the current state of environmental risk assessment. It describes the underlying science os enviromental assessment, the problems associated with it and the difficulties in communicating the results to the general public.

Handbook of Ecological Parameters and Ecotoxicology. 1991
S E J¿rgensen, S N Nielsen & L A J¿rgensen. Elsevier.
1264pp. US$495.25 hardback

A collection of over 2,100 tables giving the data and parameters needed by modellers, theoretical scientists, environmental managers, ecologists, toxicologists etc. Sections include: Composition and ecological parameters of living organisms; The ecosphere and chemical compounds; Equations for biological processes; Ecotoxicological effects of chemical compounds; Chemicals and the living organisms; Processes in the environment; Ecotoxicological effects of pesticides.

Handbook of Ecotoxicology. 1994
David J Hoffman & B A Rattner (editors). CRC Press Inc.
768pp. £85.00. US$95.00

Contains 34 chapters written by more than 50 international experts. Provides new concepts and methods for aquatic and terrestrial ecotoxicity test protocols. Also covers sediment and soil ecotociity, landscape indicators, biomonitoring and bioindicators. Discusses the roles of deforestation, global warming, pathogens and disease in ecotoxicology, abitoic factors, urban runoff, predictive ecotoxicology, population modelling and restoration ecology.

Interconnections between Human and Ecosystem Health. Ecotoxicology Series Vol 3. 1996
R T Di Guilio and E Monosson (editors). Chapman & Hall.
296pp. £42.50 hardback

The concept of assessing ecosystem 'health' rather than damage is a new field. This book addresses comparisons between human-environmental health and the health of the natural world

Introduction to Environmental Toxicology1995 Wayne G Landis and Ming-Ho Yu. CRC Press. 352pp. £24.95

Modelling in Ecotoxicology. 1990
S E Jörgensen. Elsevier.
356pp. US$153.75 hardback

Outlines the state of the art of modelling the fate and effects of toxic substances in the environment. Chapters include: Modelling concepts; Use of ecotoxicological models in management; Estimation of physical-chemical parameters in ecotoxicology; Estimation of biological parameters in ecotoxicology; Types of models of particular interest in ecotoxicology; Modelling the distribution of chromium in a Danish firth; Case studies of ecotoxicological mdoesl; contamination of agricultural products by Cadmium and Lead; Modelling the release of copper from lake-sediment; A mercury model for Mex Bay, Alexandria; Modelling pollutant exchange between plant and environment; Atmospheric transport of sulphur dioxicde on a local scale; Simulation and data anaylsis of four chlorobenzenes in a large lake system with Toxfate, a contaminant fate model; Pesticide transformations and movement in soils; A software "Ecotox" for estimation of ecotoxicological parameters.

Pesticides. Developments, Impacts and Control. 1995
G A Best and A D Ruthven (editors). The Royal Society of Chemistry.
180pp. £49.50

Covers the latest developments in pesticide usage with particular emphasis on the regulations that safeguard users, consumers and the environment. Goes from manufacture to hazard assessment - particularly in water. Includes the use of chemicals in fish farming, detection of pesticide residues in ground water, rivers and the North Sea.

Principles of Toxicology. 1996
K E Stine and T M Brown. CRC Press.
272pp. £29.95 hardback

A comprehensive textbook for courses introducing toxicology at undergraduate or graduate levels. Chapters include: Measuring toxicity and assessing risk; Toxicokinetics; Biotransformation; Cellular sites of action; Carcinogenesis; Reproductive toxicology and teratology; Respiratory toxicology; Cardiovascular toxicology; Neurotoxicology; Hepatotoxicoloyg; Renal toxicology' Immunotoxicology; Ecological toxicology; Air pollution; Water pollution and Toxic waste.

Soil Ecotoxicology. 1997
Joseph Tarradellas, G Bitton and D Rossel. CRC Press.
432pp. £55.00 hardback

Discusses the sources, fate and transport of hazardous chemicals in soils. Emphasis is placed on the fate (biodegradation and modelling) and the potential impacts of pesticides on soil ecosystems and methods for assessing toxicity are given. Chapters include: Fate and transport of toxic chemicals in soils; Chemical pollutants in soils; Transport and fate of toxicants in soils; Biotransformation of organic compounds in soils; Remediation and ecotoxicological implications; Main mcirobial mechanisms of pesticide degradation in soils; Modelling of biodegradation of pesticides in soils; Bioavailability of trace elements to terrestrial plant; Testing of the impact of toxic chemicals on soils; Use of enzymes in soil ecotoxicology; A case for dehydrogenase and hydrolytic enzymes; Microbial assays in soils; The effects of toxic chemicals on nutrient cycling processes in soils; Testing and knowledge of organic phytotoxins; Evaluation of soil fauna ecotoxicity tests regarding their use in risk assessment; Applications of ecotoxicity tests to assess side effects of pesticides in soils; Toxicity testing using microcosms.

Understanding Our Environment: An introduction to environmental chemistry and pollution,
2nd Edition, 2nd Reprint. 1995.
R M Harrison (editor). The Royal Society of Chemistry.
326pp. £19.50 paperback

An introductory text for students of pollution and environmental chemistry. It describes the basic conepts in relation to the chemistry of the atmosphere, freshwaters, oceans and soils, as well as how pollutants behave in these media. Chapters include: The Atomsphere; Freshwaters; The Oceans; Land contamination and reclamation; Integrative aspects of pollutant cycling; Environmental montorign strategies; Ecological and health effects of chemical pollution; Regulation and the economics of pollution control.