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Introductory Chemistry for the Environmental Sciences : Cambridge Environmental Chemistry Series - Roy M. Harrison

Introductory Chemistry for the Environmental Sciences

Cambridge Environmental Chemistry Series

Paperback

Published: 5th August 1996
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The new edition of this textbook introduces the basic chemical concepts underlying a sound understanding of environmental science and ecology. Fundamental chemical principles are explained and illustrated with 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 for this new edition 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 up-dated, and a section about toxic chemicals has been added. While the primary aim is to satisfy the needs of the non-chemist, 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 at universities, colleges and technical institutes.

'This book has much to recommend it. Well arranged with excellent graphics and a comprehensive index it is, as the first part of the title suggests, a comprehensive introduction to chemistry for those not taking a chemistry degree ... The book is well worth the modest paperback price of GBP19.95.' Margaret C. Enger, Open University Geological Society Journal '... a good overview ... allows one to appreciate the importance of chemistry to environmental analysis.' TEG News '... a very potent attempt to summarise important chemical information for the non-specialist student.' Stephanie Leharne, Education in Chemistry

Preface
Introduction
Physical chemistry
Chemistry of the elements
Analytical chemistry
Environmental biogeochemistry
Case studies
Appendix
Index
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ISBN: 9780521484503
ISBN-10: 0521484502
Series: Cambridge Environmental Chemistry Series
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 392
Published: 5th August 1996
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.41 x 16.99  x 2.06
Weight (kg): 0.62
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised