Principles of Environmental Engineering and Science by Davis and Masten is a textbook that covers all of the basic (and not so basic) concepts of environmental science and engineering. Topics covered include chemistry, materials and energy balance, ecosystems, hydrology, risk, geology, water quality, air pollution, waste management, agriculture, noise, and radiation.
This book coveres a lot of material, and
it seems like the authors spread themselves too thin.
Often they will just quote another textbook for several pages instead of writing original material.
There is no consistent format of writing style.
Unlike other books, I cannot skim for the outline or for lists.
Everything is in essay form, which is unusual and inconvenient for a ...