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Air Quality in the Mexico Megacity

An Integrated Assessment

Editors: Molina, L. (Ed.)

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In this book, experts in atmospheric sciences, human health, economics, social and political sciences contribute to an integrated assessment of the complex elements needed to structure air quality policy in the 21st century. The analysis is developed through a case study of the Mexico City Metropolitan Area - one of the world's largest megacities in which air pollution grew unchecked for decades. The international research team is led by Luisa T. and Mario J. Molina, Nobel Laureate in Chemistry. Improvements in Mexico City's air quality in the last decade testifies to the power of determined and enlightened policy making, and throws into relief the tough problems that remain to be solved.
The volume's first six chapters, including the contributions of over 50 distinguished scholars from Mexico and the US, outline the fundamental areas of knowledge policy makers must accommodate. The message is that only good science and well-chosen technologies can direct the way to corrective regulatory measures; but without strong commitment from government, no amount of science or technology can help.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Air Quality Impacts: Local and Global Concern

    Molina, Luisa T. (et al.)

    Pages 1-19

  • Cleaning the Air: A Comparative Study

    Molina, Luisa T. (et al.)

    Pages 21-59

  • Forces Driving Pollutant Emissions in the MCMA

    Lezama, José Luis (et al.)

    Pages 61-104

  • Health Benefits of Air Pollution Control

    Evans, John (et al.)

    Pages 105-136

  • Air Pollution Science in the MCMA: Understanding Source-Receptor Relationships through Emissions Inventories, Measurements, and Modeling

    Molina, Mario J. (et al.)

    Pages 137-212

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eBook $109.00
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Softcover $149.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4020-0507-7
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Air Quality in the Mexico Megacity
Book Subtitle
An Integrated Assessment
Editors
  • L. Molina
Series Title
Alliance for Global Sustainability Bookseries
Series Volume
2
Copyright
2002
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-010-0454-1
DOI
10.1007/978-94-010-0454-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-0452-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4020-0507-7
Series ISSN
1571-4780
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 384
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