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Library Corner is designed to supplement the articles in each issue by describing additional information resources pertaining to featured topics. If a particular Journal article piques your interest, check the Library Corner--more information may be available. For your convenience, the sources cited in Library Corner will be available for purchase through NEHA's bookstore at neha.org. For more information, please call (303) 756-9090, ext. 0.

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Groundwater Contamination (Volumes 1 and 2)

Chester D. Rail (2000)

Fully updated and expanded into two volumes, Groundwater Contamination comprehensively explains the sources of groundwater contamination, the regulations governing it, and the technologies for abating it. Volume 1 covers all major contaminants and explains the hydrology and data used to determine the extent of pollution. Volume 2 discusses aquifer management, including technologies to control and stabilize multiple influxes into the water table. This volume outlines strategies for stormwater control and groundwater restoration, and presents numerous case histories of site analysis and remediation based on Department of Energy and state documents. Among the many new features of this edition are a full discussion of risk assessment, the preparation of groundwater protection plans, and references linking the text to over 2,000 water-related Web sites.

Volume 1,187 pages, hardcover. Volume 2, 174 pages, hardcover.

Member: $314. Nonmember: $344. Catalog #973.

Handbook of Drinking Water Quality (Second Edition)

John De Zuane (1997)

The first edition of John De Zuane's popular reference book drew widespread praise for its theoretical insight as well as its practical usefulness. In the second edition, De Zuane builds on that legacy with the same practical and conceptual emphases, adding a wealth of new information. The book provides immediate access to the data and guidelines readers need to understand the impact of drinking-water parameters on public health. The information will help them to build and operate water supply facilities; conduct reliable sampling, monitoring, and analytical evaluation; implement potability standards that cover everything from water sources to treatment facilities to water storage to water taps; and write new standards and expand or modify existing standards as quickly as needed.

575 pages, hardcover. Member: $147. Nonmember: $161. Catalog # 633.

Special Report

The Impact of Public Health Policy on Environmental Quality and Health: The Case of Land Use Management and Planning Amer El-Ahraf, Mohammad Qayoumi, and Ron Dowd (1999) This volume covers the legal and regulatory aspects of land use management, the process of land use planning, and all of the related environmental health and societal impacts that land use planning entails. This is an essential resource for public administrators, policymakers, planners, and people with corresponding responsibilities in business and industry.

181 pages, hardcover. Member: $101. Nonmember: $111. Catalog # 927.

Environmental Planning for Small Communities: A Guide for Local Decision-Makers

U.S. EPA (1994)

This book offers a process for developing a community environmental plan to help leaders in small communities meet the challenges of managing environmental issues. It includes sections on:

* getting the right people involved,

* developing a community vision,

* defining your community's needs,

* finding feasible solutions for your community,

* putting the plan together, and

* putting the plan into action and keeping it on track.

154 pages, softcover. Member: $25. Nonmember: $40. Catalog # 795.

The Practical Guide to Environmental Community Relations

Carol J. Forrest and Renee Hix Mays (1997)

This book offers a comprehensive framework for working successfully with community residents and other stake-holders to prevent, resolve, or minimize conflicts over environmental issues. Readers are equipped with ready-to-use knowledge and skills in key areas of environmental community relations development: community assessment, communications, community relations techniques and programs, environmental regulations, and cutting-edge issues.

342 pages, hardcover. Member: $136. Nonmember: $149. Catalog #705.

Toward Environmental Justice

Committee on Environmental Justice, Institute of Medicine (1999) This book offers examinations on identifying environmental hazards and assessing risk for populations of varying ethnic, social and economic backgrounds as well as fostering better collaboration and understanding among residents, community groups, researchers, and policy makers.

137 pages, hardcover. Member: $39. Nonmember: $43. Catalog #843.

Living with the Earth: Concepts in Environmental Health Science

Gary S. Moore, Dr.P.H. (1999)

This Web-enhanced book covers both traditional concepts from environmental and health science and emerging or controversial issues associated with environmental threats to human health and ecology. Opposing scientific views on major issues such as global warming, overpopulation, the causes of cancer, endocrine disrupters, and many other issues are presented with a balanced and objective view. Through a companion Web site, kept current by the author, this reference is designed to be a "living" environmental health book.

665 pages, hardcover. Member: $66. Nonmember: $72. Catalog #871.

Environmental Health: From Global to Local

Howard Frumkin, M.D., Ph.D., Editor (2005)

Environmental Health: From Global to Local offers a comprehensive introduction to environmental health. It provides an overview of methods and paradigms used in this exciting field, ranging from ecology to epidemiology, from toxicology to environmental psychology, from genetics to ethics to religion. The authors survey the major issues in contemporary environmental health, ranging from global issues such as climate change and war to regional issues such as air, water, transportation, and energy to local issues such as food safety, pest control, and occupational health. The book includes a strong focus on the real-world practice of environmental public health, offering chapters on such applied topics as risk assessment, risk communication, health services, regulations, and legal remedies. While Environmental Health is grounded in the U.S. experience, it emphasizes global issues and perspectives on such topics as economic development, population, urbanization, and sanitation. Environmental Health won the AAP Award for Excellence in Professional and Scholarly Publishing in 2006. 1,108 pages, hardcover. Member: $89. Nonmember: $97. Catalog #409.
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