Language : English
Published : 2017-11-08
Pages : 560
Environmental Chemistry: A global perspective 4th Edition
Environmental Chemistry: A global perspective describes the chemical principles which underpin the natural processes occurring within and between the air, water, and soil, and explores how human activities have impacted on these processes, giving rise to environmental issues of global concern.
- Strikes a perfect balance between depth and breadth of coverage, making it a one-stop shop for students of environmental chemistry
- Emphasizes general principles, covered at just the right depth for readers to develop a thorough understanding of natural processes
- Carefully structured explanations ensure that students from a variety of backgrounds can master the important chemical concepts
- In-text questions and end-of-chapter problems encourage students to check their understanding,and apply what they have learned to new scenarios and issues
- Main points given throughout each chapter highlight the key concepts being presented
- Online resources feature additional resources for lecturers to enhance the educational value of the text
New to this edition
- New topics now added, including asbestos, fracking, ocean acidification, and the chemistry of constructed wetlands
- Updated data and information throughout the book, particularly in chapters covering fast moving subjects such as stratospheric chemistry, the chemistry of urban and indoor atmospheres, and the chemistry of global climate
- A new Appendix explaining how to use online software to do speciation calculations
- New and improved learning features: more ‘Literature Links’ to direct students to the associated research in the field, additional ‘Fermi questions’ providing thought experiments which encourage strategic thinking, and new ‘Think about this’ boxes to encourage students to pause and reflect on the relevance of what they have learnt
- Examples and quantitative problems now further clarified with additional labelling and explanations
About the Author(s)
Gary W. vanLoon, Emeritus Professor, School of Environmental Studies Queen’s University, Canada, and Stephen J. Duffy, Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, Mount Allison University, Canada
Table of Contents
1: Environmental chemistry
Part A: The Earth’s atmosphere
2: The Earth’s atmosphere
3: Stratospheric chemistry – ozone
4: Tropospheric chemistry – smog
5: Tropospheric chemistry – precipitation
6: Atmospheric aerosols
7: Chemistry of urban and indoor atmospheres
8: The chemistry of global climate
Part B: The hydrosphere
9: The hydrosphere
10: Distribution of species in aquatic systems
11: Gases in water
12: Organic matter in water
13: Metals and semi-metals in the hydrosphere
14: Environmental chemistry of colloids and surfaces
15: Microbiological processes
16: Water pollution and water treatment chemistry
Part C: The terrestrial environment
17: The terrestrial environment
18: Soil properties
19: The chemistry of solid wastes
20: Toxic organic chemicals
21: The future Earth
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About the Author
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The textbook takes a useful, practical approach, incorporating self-evaluation questions and learning objectives that give students not only the information needed to understand the topic but also clear indications on the core knowledge that students are required to know in order to progress within the field of haematology.