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An Introduction to Environmental Chemistry


This introductory text explains the fundamentals of the chemistry of the natural environment and the effects of mankind's activities on the earth's chemical systems.

* Retains an emphasis on describing how natural geochemical processes operate over a variety of scales in time and space, and how the effects of human perturbation can be measured.
* Topics range from familiar global issues such as atmospheric pollution and its effect on global warming and ozone destruction, to microbiological processes that cause pollution of drinking water deltas.
* Contains sections and information boxes that explain the basic chemistry underpinning the subject covered.
* Each chapter contains a list of further reading on the subject area. Updated case studies.
* No prior chemistry knowledge required.
* Suitable for introductory level courses.

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