Environmental Engineering Dictionary of Technical Terms and Phrases: English to Polish and Polish to English

Francis J. Hopcroft and Gabriela Kuran

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This reference manual provides a list of approximately 300 technical terms and phrases common to environmental and civil engineering which non-English speakers often find difficult to understand in English. The manual provides the terms and phrases in alphabetical order, followed by a concise English definition, then a translation of the term in Polish and, finally, an interpretation or translation of the term or phrase in Polish. Following the Polish translations section, the columns are reversed and reordered alphabetically in Polish with the English term and translation following the Polish term or phrase.

The objective is to provide a technical term reference manual for non-English speaking students and engineers who are familiar with Polish, but uncomfortable with English and to provide a similar reference for English speaking students and engineers working in an area of the world where the Polish language predominates.

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Francis J. Hopcroft

Francis Hopcroft

Francis J. Hopcroft has been teaching civil and environmental engineering at Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston, MA, since January 1994. He has written several books on various topics such as hazardous waste management, wastewater treatment, and engineering economics. He served as the collection editor for the Environmental Engineering Collection at Momentum Press since 2013 and has published or reviewed dozens of professional papers, articles, and presentations.

Gabriela Kuran

Gabriela Kuran is a civil engineering student at Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston, MA, studying under Prof. Hopcroft. Ms. Kuran is a dual US citizen and a citizen of Poland who grew up speaking the Polish language at home, which continues to this day. She was hand- picked and selected by Prof. Hopcroft to assist with the Polish translations due to her exceptional engineering and language skills.