Summary: This introductory text explains the fundamentals of the chemistry of the natural environment and the effects of mankind's activities on the earth's chemical systems.
Retains an emphasis on describing how natural geochemical processes operate over a variety of scales in time and space, and how the effects of human perturbation can be measured.
Topics range from familiar global issues such as atmospheric pollution and its effect on global warming and ozone destruction, to microbiological processes that cause pollution of drinking water deltas.
Contains sections and information boxes that explain the basic chemistry underpinning the subject covered.
Each chapter contains a list of further reading on the subject area. Updated case studies.
Edition/Copyright:2ND 04 Cover: Publisher:Blackwell Publishers Year Published: 2004 International: No
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Preface To The Second Edition Preface To The First Edition Acknowledgements Symbols And Abbreviations
Part I: Introduction Part II: Environmental Chemist's Toolbox Part III: The Atmosphere Part IV: The Chemistry Of Continental Solids Part V: The Chemistry Of Continental Waters Part VI: The Oceans Part VII: Global Change
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