Principles of Environmental Geochemistry

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9780122290619: Principles of Environmental Geochemistry

The basic philosophy of PRINCIPLES OF ENVIRONMENTAL GEOCHEMISTRY is to present chemical principles that are essential for understanding environmental problems and then show how these principles can be applied to real-world problems. The latter goal is achieved by including a number of case studies in each chapter. The book is process oriented, emphasizing the tools needed to understand environmental problems, and is not a recitation of environmental problems and issues. Chemistry topics are developed from first principles and the focus is on those principles that are most useful in the environmental field. This text is more accessible than the larger, higher-level environmental geochemistry books on the market that assume familiarity with chemical and quantitative background material. The topical coverage is broad, including extensive material on the isotopic and mineralogical aspects of environmental issues and a significant chapter on the atmosphere. Case studies are integrated throughout to show the application of the various principles to real-world problems, and many of the very extensive set of end-of-chapter problems encourage students to become familiar with the scientific literature on this subject.

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Nelson Eby is Professor of Geosciences at the University of Massachusetts Lowell, where he teaches earth and environmental systems, environmental geochemistry, igneous and metamorphic petrology, structural geology, sedimentation and stratigraphy, advanced geochemistry, applied geophysics, and marine geology. He has published over 70 papers dealing with geochemistry and igneous petrology and his current research encompasses geological problems on four continents. He is a past associate editor of the Canadian Mineralogist and the Journal of African Earth Sciences.

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"I will definitely adopt this textbook. As far as I am concerned, this is an absolute winner." "Unlike many other textbooks, THIS BOOK IS WRITTEN FOR STUDENTS." "This book is clearer and more student-friendly than any other book on environmental geochemistry that I am aware of."

"I will adopt this book as my textbook because it provides the students with the concepts and the theory as well as the worked-out examples.""This is a giant whopper of a textbook, and I love it. It is one of the most comprehensive treatises of environmental geochemistry available, with a thorough mix of fundamental derivations, worked-out examples, and chemical rigor."

"I would definitely consider adopting this text for our undergraduate Environmental Chemistry course because the exposure to geochemistry principles is well served."

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