CONTENTS:- 1. Urban impacts on natural resources; 2. Urban transportation; 3. Urban priorities for action; 4. City and community: toward environmental sustainability; 5. Basic economic indicators; 6. Population on human development; 7. Forests and land cover; 8. Cities and the environment; 9. Urban environment and human health; 10. Urban impacts on natural resources; 11. Food and agriculture; 12. Biodiversity; 13. Energy and materials; 14. Water and fisheries; 15. Atmosphere and climate.
Urban pollution is one of the expanding areas of study. This text is a sincere attempt to cover most of the topics. An attempt has been made to keep each chapter self sufficient and to avoid cross references so that reader may be able to satisfy all his curiosities without much difficulty. Selection of the topics in this text has been done in such a way that this book must be useful to environmentalists, biologists, chemists, engineers, health technicians, agricultural scientists and all those who are actively involved in the field of urban pollution.