Laurence S. Shore and Amy Pruden (ed.) Springer, 233 Spring St., New York, NY 10013. 2009. 147 pp. Hardcover $129.00. ISBN 978-0-387-92833-3.

In recent years, the environmental presence and fate of emerging contaminants, and hormones and pharmaceuticals in particular, has become a central topic in the field of environmental science and engineering. Many of these compounds are detectable in the environment only at low concentrations (e.g., part-per-billion levels), but their presence is often persistent and ubiquitous, and their biological activity is often high. Concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) present a special problem, because CAFO effluents do not receive the extensive...

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