Chemistry of the Environment

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9780024152619: Chemistry of the Environment

For sophomore/junior-level courses in Environmental Chemistry, with a general chemistry prerequisite. Compact yet comprehensive, this text presents an unbiased and readable account of current environmental issues-with an in-depth explanation of the underlying chemical principles that determine the nature of the issues in question. It identifies major environmental issues in the areas of energy, atmosphere, hydrosphere and biosphere, and analyzes the chemical basis of those issues and the links between socio-economic indicators and impacts on the environment. The text helps students to see how their knowledge of basic chemistry can be used to understand the nature of the Earth and the impact of human activity upon it.

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This text helps students to see that their knowledge of basic chemistry can be used to understand the nature of the Earth and the impacts that humans are having upon it. Spiro and Stigliani identify major environmental issues in the areas of energy, atmosphere, hydrosphere and biosphere, then analyze the chemical basis of those issues. The text is compact, yet comprehensive, connecting (1) basic chemical understanding to environmental issues and (2) the links between socio-economic indicators and impacts on the environment. Incorporating the newest developments in environmental science, Chemistry of the Environment is the most up-to-date and thorough analysis of Environmental Chemistry.

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This book stimulates readers by showing them that a thorough knowledge of chemistry can be a powerful tool for understanding the nature of the Earth and the impacts that humans are having upon it. Spiro and Stigl iani identify major environmental issues in the areas of energy, atmosphere, hydrosphere and biosphere, then analyze the chemical basis of those issues. The book is compact, yet comprehensive, connecting (1) basic chemical understanding to environmen tal issues and (2) the links between socio-economic indicators and impacts on the environment.

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