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Introductory Chemistry for the Environmental Sciences

Introductory Chemistry for the Environmental Sciences

2nd Edition

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Part of Cambridge Environmental Chemistry Series

  • Date Published: June 1996
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521484503

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  • The new edition of this textbook introduces the basic chemical concepts underlying a sound understanding of environmental science and ecology. Chapters contain explanations of fundamental chemical principles and include illustrations of real examples from the environment. From an introduction to atomic and molecular structure, the text progresses to more advanced areas within physical, inorganic, organic, and analytical chemistry. Important new sections include an introduction to the concepts of biogeochemical cycling, and the role environmental chemistry plays with respect to climate, notably global warming and ozone depletion. The case studies have been updated, and a section about toxic chemicals has been added. While the primary aim is to satisfy the needs of the nonchemist, the text also serves to introduce environmental precepts to chemists who wish to apply their expertise to environmental issues. This volume is especially suitable for undergraduates in environmental science, environmental chemistry and ecology.

    • Provides chemical background to unravel complexities of environmental science and biogeochemistry
    • Specially useful for students of environmental science that require good knowledge of basic chemistry
    • Environmental processes described in the book provide a vehicle to teach fundamental chemical concepts
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    "At last, here is an easy-to-follow, thorough, and unintimidating text that embodies the principles of chemistry as applied to the environmental sciences....filling a needed gap between introductory chemistry texts and applied volumes, and a useful reference...." N.W. Hinman, Choice

    "This book is recommended as a textbook for undergraduate teaching." Environment International

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    Product details

    • Edition: 2nd Edition
    • Date Published: June 1996
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521484503
    • length: 392 pages
    • dimensions: 247 x 175 x 23 mm
    • weight: 0.819kg
    • contains: 98 b/w illus. 60 exercises
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction
    2. Physical chemistry
    3. Chemistry of the elements
    4. Analytical chemistry
    5. Environmental biogeochemistry
    6. Case studies

  • Authors

    Roy M. Harrison, University of Birmingham

    Stephen J. De Mora, Plymouth Marine Laboratory

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