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Published: 09 September 2010

560 Pages | 158 line illustrations, 2 halftones


ISBN: 9780199228867

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This text is published by OUP Higher Education Division

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Environmental Chemistry

A global perspective

Third Edition

Gary W vanLoon and Stephen J Duffy

  • Emphasises 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 Resource Centre features additional resources for lecturers to enhance the educational value of the text

New to this Edition:

  • The global relevance of the subject has been further emphasised with new examples and problems
  • Increased mathematical support, with explanatory bubbles to help students interpret and use equations
  • Data provided have been thoroughly updated, particularly in fast-moving areas like atmospheric chemistry
  • Literature links give examples of current research and the 'state-of-the-art' in given environmental areas
  • Web-based resources are referenced enabling readers to access recent and, in some cases, real time data to use in your own calculations
  • Guidance is provided for beginners in carrying out equilibrium calculations in water systems using a spreadsheet and a free-access chemical speciation software package is introduced for calculating more complex cases