Environment and Development: Basic Principles, Human Activities, and Environmental Implications focuses on the adverse impact that human activities, developments, and ecomic growth have on both natural and inhabited environments. The book presents the associated problems, along with solutions that can be used to achieve a harmonic, sustainable development that provides for the co-existence of man and natural life. Chapters provide detailed information on a range of environments including: atmospheric, aquatic, soil, natural, urban, energy, and extraterrestrial, as well as the relationship between the environment and development. In addition, this comprehensive book presents the latest research findings and trends in global environmental policy for each issue.
Dr. Vassilis J. Inglezakis is Chemical Engineer holding PhD in the field of environmental technologies. He is director of SC European Focus Consulting srl, Romania since 2007 working on international environmental projects while in the same time is external collaborator of the Unit of Environmental Science and Technology within the National Technical University of Athens, Greece. He has published 5 books, 43 papers in academic Journals and 59 announcements in conferences while he has been reviewer in 31 academic Journals. Dr. Stavros G. Poulopoulos has studied Chemical Engineering and holds M.Sc. and Ph.D. from the National Technical University of Athens in the field of environmental protection. He has conducted research for 15 years on the treatment of gaseous emissions and toxic wastewaters. His work as an author includes 24 articles in international scientific journals, 26 announcements in scientific conferences and one book on adsorption, ion exchange and catalysis. Besides his academic activities, he has been working as environmental specialist at the Hellenic Ministry of Infrastructure, Transport and Networks since 2007.