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Environmental Chemistry, 3rd Edition - Peter O'Neill

Environmental Chemistry, 3rd Edition

Paperback Published: 15th April 1998
ISBN: 9780751404838
Number Of Pages: 284

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A complete introduction to environmental chemistry, this book provides insight into the operation of the chemical processes near the Earth's surface. The four-part format groups together related environmental topics and introduces theoretical concepts. Part One brings together many essential basic geological, geochemical, and chemical ideas, and emphasizes the importance of oxygen to the chemistry of reactions near the Earth's surface. Parts Two and Three discuss systems depending on these reaction types, and Part Four examines the effects of human activities on elements that usually cycle naturally in small quantities. Also in this part, the perturbation of natural cycles by agricultural, industrial, and social developments is highlighted in terms of the consequent problems of environmental management.

THE OXYGEN-RICH PLANET. History of the Earth. Oxygen. MAJOR ELEMENTS FOUND IN LIVING MATTER. Hydrogen. Carbon. Nitrogen. Sulfur. Phosphorus. MAJOR ELEMENTS IN THE EARTH'S CRUST. SILICON. Iron. Aluminium. Calcium and Magnesium. Sodium and Potassium. MINOR ELEMENTS AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROBLEMS. Lead. Mercury. Zinc and Cadmium. Uranium. Radon. Hazardous Organic Compounds. Appendix. Glossary. Index.

ISBN: 9780751404838
ISBN-10: 0751404837
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 284
Published: 15th April 1998
Publisher: SPON
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.14 x 16.03  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.37
Edition Number: 3
Edition Type: New edition