Environmental Chemistry: A Global Perspective

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Environmental Chemistry: A Global Perspective provides a comprehensive introduction to the heterogeneous systems in the natural environment. This unique text discusses the chemistry of the atmosphere (air), the hydrosphere (water), and the terrestrial environment (soil) from a global perspective, describing the chemistry of these natural environmental systems, their composition, and the processes and reactions that operate within and between the various components. The systems are also studied in relation to perturbations--both natural and those caused by the developing human population whose wastes, by-products, and life-styles affect many natural chemical processes within these systems.
Focusing on basic knowledge and general chemical principles--both descriptive and quantitative--that apply to environmental studies, Environmental Chemistry is ideal for undergraduate courses in environmental chemistry and environmental science. It illustrates concepts with examples drawn from all over the world and includes a broad range of problem exercises.

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Gary W. vanLoon, Queen's University, Ontario. Stephen J. Duffy, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, Brock University, Ontario.

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'...excellent textbook' Aslib

' taken as a whole this book provides an informative and intelligent undergraduate primer on environmental chemistry' Chemistry in Britain

' taken as a whole this boom provides an informative and intelligent undergraduate primer on environmental chemistry' Chemistry in Britain

"The authors have set themselves the goal of providing an advanced textbook on environmental chemistry, for senior chemistry undergraduates. In meeting their goal they have produced a wonderfully varied, informative and rigorous text [that] will provide an excellent resource for school, college and university teachers of environmental chemistry." Education in Chemistry, May 2001

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