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Mike Newman publishes a book on Ecotoxicology

Professor Mike Newman publishes a new book entitled "Fundamentals of Ecotoxicology: The Science of Pollution, Fourth Edition".

Divided into 14 chapters, the book begins with an overall history of the field. It details the essential features of the key contaminants of concern today, including their sources. It examines bioaccumulation, the effects of contaminants at increasing levels of ecological organization, and the regulatory aspects of the field addressing the technical issues of risk assessment. The author includes appendices illustrating important environmental laws and regulations, and compiles key terms not already identified by section headings in the glossary. He also provides suggested readings at the end of each chapter and presents study questions at the end of the book.

'Fundamentals of Ecotoxicology: The Science of Pollution, Fourth Edition' contains a broad overview of ecotoxicology, and provides a basic understanding of the field. Designed as a textbook for use in introductory graduate or upper-level undergraduate courses in ecotoxicology, applied ecology, environmental pollution, and environmental science, it can also be used as a general reference for practicing environmental toxicologists.

Short contents: 

Introduction. Major Classes of Contaminants. Uptake, Biotransformation, Detoxification, Elimination, and Accumulation. Factors Influencing Bioaccumulation. Bioaccumulation from Food and Trophic Transfer. Molecular Effects and Biomarkers. Cells, Tissues, and Organs. Sublethal Effects to Individuals. Acute and Chronic Lethal Effects to Individuals. Effects on Populations. Effects to Communities and Ecosystems. Landscape to Global Effects. Risk Assessment of Contaminants. Conclusions. Appendices. Study Questions. Glossary. References. Index.