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Environmental language has become highly technical and specialized—like a foreign language that's difficult to master and interweave into legal discussions. Environmental Science Deskbook (Environmental Law Series) solves this problem with plain-English explanations of scientific terms, acronyms, concepts, methods, and applications. The text enables you to be conversant with such acronyms as PAHs, PQLs, VOCs, BOD, and DNAPLS, and have a better understanding of environmental science concepts from fields such as statistics, physics, chemistry, and toxicology. This title helps you: Identify which environmental science concepts are essential to your briefs, pleadings, and advocacy strategies Speak knowledgeably with technical experts on topics such as well construction and quantification limits Keep current with new and evolving techniques, including enhanced remediation methods and Monte Carlo simulation This resource also provides explanatory environmental legal practice examples so you can see the practical applications. The 2020 update features complete overhauls and expansions of Chapters 3 (Sampling and Analysis) and 5 (Groundwater)—the most comprehensive revisions of these chapters in many years. The release also includes updates to Chapters 4 (Risk Assessment), 8 (Air) and 9 (Wetlands).