Environmental Soil Chemistry, Second Edition

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Environmental Soil Chemistry illustrates fundamental principles of soil chemistry with respect to environmental reactions between soils and other natural materials and heavy metals, pesticides, industrial contaminants, acid rain, and salts. Timely and comprehensive discussions of applications to real-world environmental concerns are a central focus of this established text.

  • Provides students with both sound contemporary training in the basics of soil chemistry and applications to real-world environmental concerns
  • Timely and comprehensive discussion of important concepts including: sorption/desorption, oxidation-reduction of metals and organics, and effects of acidic deposition and salinity on contaminant reacions
  • Boxed sections focus on sample problems and explanations of key terms and parameters
  • Extensive tables on elemental composition of soils, rocks and sediments, pesticide classes, inorganic minerals, and methods of decontaminating soils
  • Clearly written for all students and professionals in environmental science and environmental engineering as well as soil science

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Environmental Soil Chemistry
Second Edition
By
Donald L. Sparks
Department of Plant and Soil Science
University of Delaware

Clearly and concisely written for undergraduate and beginning graduate students of soil science, Environmental Soil Chemistry, 2nd Edition is accessible to all students and professionals of environmental engineering and science. Chapters cover background information useful to students new to the discipline, including the chemistry of inorganic and organic soil components, soil acidity and salinity, and ion exchange and redox phenomena. Discussion also extends to sorption/desorption, oxidation-reduction of metals and organic chemicals, rates of pollutant reactions as well as technologies for remediation of contaminated soils. New to the 2nd Edition is discussion of several important developments in soil chemistry such as synchrotron-based spectroscopic & microscopic techniques and molecular environmental science. Supplementary reading lists, sample problems, and extensive tables and figures make this textbook accessible to readers.

Key Features:
· Provides students with both sound contemporary training in the basics of soil chemistry and applications to real-world environmental concerns
· Timely and comprehensive discussion of important concepts including:
o Sorption/desorption
o Oxidation-reduction of metals and organics
o Effects of acidic deposition and salinity on contaminant reactions
o Molecular environmental science including synchrotron radiation, and spectroscopic and microscopic techniques
· Boxed sections focus on sample problems and explanations of key terms and parameters
· Extensive tables on elemental composition of soils, rocks and sediments, pesticide classes, inorganic minerals, and methods of decontaminating soils
· Clearly written for all students and professionals in environmental science and environmental engineering as well as soil science

Related Titles
Kassem & Nannipieri (eds.) - Methods in Applied Soil Microbiology and Biochemistry (1995, ISBN: 0-12-513840-7)
Coleman & Crossley - Fundamentals of Soil Ecology (1995, ISBN: 0-12-179725-2)
Paul & Clark - Soil Microbiology & Biochemistry, 2nd Edition (1996, ISBN: 0-12-546806-7)
Hillel - Environmental Soil Physics (1998, ISBN: 0-12-348525-8)

From Reviews of the first edition:
"... [a] welcome addition to a small but growing number of soil chemistry textbooks available for use in advanced undergraduate and beginning graduate courses... Replete with tables and figures that are effective and that readers will find particularly useful. A great many references are cited in the text, and supplementary readings are provided at the end of each chapter... well written, readable, and provides coverage of the important chemical principles and processes operating in a soil environment. ... a useful reference to students and scientists in the fields of geochemistry, hydrology, soil science, civil and environmental engineering, and related fields."
--Soil Science

About the Author:

Donald L. Sparks is the S. Hallock du Pont Chair in Soil and Environmental Chemistry, Francis Alison Professor and Director of the Delaware Environmental Institute at the University of Delaware. He is internationally recognized for his landmark research on the kinetics and mechanisms of metal/oxyanion/nutrient reactions at biogeochemical interfaces. His pioneering studies on kinetic processes in soils and minerals include the development of widely used and novel kinetic methods, elucidation of rate-limiting steps and mechanisms over a range of spatial and temporal scales, and coupling of real-time kinetic studies with in-situ molecular scale investigations. His discoveries on the speciation, formation rates and stability mechanisms of metal hydroxide surface precipitates, and their role in the retention and bioavailability of toxic metals in the terrestrial environment, have received worldwide attention. This research has led to more effective soil remediation strategies and predictive models.

He is the author or coauthor of 286 publications. These include: 11 edited books, 53 book chapters, and 219 refereed papers. He is the author of two widely adopted textbooks, Kinetics of Soil Chemical Processes and Environmental Soil Chemistry (two editions) published by Academic Press. Dr. Sparks is an ISI Highly Cited Researcher; his research has been cited more than 8380 times and his h-index is 53 (Web of Science). Dr. Sparks has served as editor of Advances in Agronomy since 1991, having edited 77 volumes. He has given over 200 invited presentations at scientific conferences throughout the world, and been a lecturer at 98 universities and institutes in North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia.

He has received numerous honors and awards including Fellow of five scientific societies, national and international research awards, distinguished fellowships and lectureships, and teaching and mentoring awards. He has advised 90 graduate students and postdoctoral researchers and been the recipient of more than $50 million in research funding. He served as President of both the Soil Science Society of America and the International Union of Soil Sciences.

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