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1. Environmental Chemistry
2. Environmental Chemistry &
3. Environmental Organic Chemistry
4. Chemistry for Environmental Engineering
5. Fundamentals of Environmental
6. Environmental Chemistry, Ninth
7. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry
8. Chemistry for Nonchemists: Principles
9. Chemistry for Environmental and
10. Environmental Chemistry: Green
11. Environmental Chemistry at a Glance
12. Principles of Environmental Chemistry
13. Applications of Environmental
14. Environmental Chemistry, Eighth
15. Environmental Chemistry: A Modular
16. Environmental Chemistry: A Global
17. Environmental Chemistry (Routledge
18. An Introduction to Environmental
19. Environmental Soil Chemistry,
20. Ecological Models for Regulatory

1. Environmental Chemistry
by Colin Baird, Michael Cann
Hardcover: 650 Pages (2008-02-15)
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Asin: 1429201460
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Global warming.  Renewable energy.  Hazardous waste.  Carbon footprints. These and other environmental topics are being discussed and debated more vigorously than ever.  Colin Baird and Michael Cann's Environmental Chemistry is the only textbook that explores the chemical processes and properties underlying these crucial issues at an accessible, introductory level (only general chemistry is a prerequisite).

With authoritative coverage that balances soil, water, and air chemistry, the new edition again focuses on the environmental impacts of chemical production and experimentation, offering additional "green chemistry" sections and new case studies, plus updated coverage of instrumental analysis, farming applications, bioengineering, and biotechnology.

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5-0 out of 5 stars good text book
has lots of current data partaning to the environmental hazards and how we are leaving a carbon footprint that needs to decrease.

3-0 out of 5 stars late.. late.. late...
maybe it was my fault and didn't read the shipping time correctly, but it took FOREVER to get the book..

5-0 out of 5 stars Good environmental chemistry book
This text was required for a Water and Wastewater chemistry class, but the information contained in it, far surpasses what was needed for class. I kept this book as I can see myself using it again in the future.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great Environmental Chem Text
I took a web-based environmental chem course, and this book was used in lieu of lectures. The author does an outstanding job of presentation and the text is very well-organized.Includes a lot of current information. The problems within the text are very challenging and reflect real world issues (i.e., PCB concentrations in the Great Lakes) My only criticism is that the chapters are sometimes overly long. Other than that, this is one of the best E-chem texts I've come up against, and I certainly learned more from it than I would have from listening to a prof lecturing for a term. Recommended highly!

5-0 out of 5 stars Good presentation of a broad topic.
I am also a chemistry student and I found the book to be rather easy, but that is because the text is very clearly written with good presentation and concise wording. It is certainly a good place to start in trying tounderstand an environmental problem, especially if the readers backgroundin chemistry is only on a general and limited organic level. ... Read more

2. Environmental Chemistry & Solutions Manual
by Colin Baird
 Hardcover: Pages (2008-02-15)
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Author Colin Baird provides complete, step-by-step, worked out solutions for all problems and exercises in the text.

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3. Environmental Organic Chemistry
by Rene P. Schwarzenbach, Philip M. Gschwend, Dieter M. Imboden
Paperback: 1000 Pages (2002-06-15)
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Asin: 0471357502
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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Environmental Organic Chemistry focuses on environmental factors that govern the processes that determine the fate of organic chemicals in natural and engineered systems. The information discovered is then applied to quantitatively assessing the environmental behaviour of organic chemicals. Now in its 2nd edition this book takes a more holistic view on physical-chemical properties of organic compounds. It includes new topics that address aspects of gas/solid partitioning, bioaccumulation, and transformations in the atmosphere.

-Structures chapters into basic and sophisticated sections
-Contains illustrative examples, problems and case studies
-Examines the fundamental aspects of organic, physical and inorganic chemistry - applied to environmentally relevant problems
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2-0 out of 5 stars Perhaps a good reference text, but it's supposed to be a graduate intro text
Compared to the 1st edition this text is about twice the size.It is a monstrously large book.However, the book fails to teach the concepts in a clear fashion required when one is just starting in the field.Too much attention is spent to minute details that confound the subject.A great deal of space is used on deriving formulas.

It is without a doubt that the authors are exceptional minds in their fields, and have a fine understanding of the material.However, speaking as a student, they do me no favors in explaining what is going on.This text needs to be rewritten and edited to serve as a useful textbook for graduate students.Until then, the book will possibly be useful as a reference.

2-0 out of 5 stars not authentic
the text I received is much thicker (nearly 2x the size) than the original 1300 page text which makes for a very heavy load.The images are much darker than those it was compared to as well. I can only assume that this text is not authentic.

3-0 out of 5 stars Good but complicated
I am using this book as part of my graduate class. Before I got this book, I was using the old edition, believe me the old edition is much simpler, easier to understand than this new one. They have integrated the book with overwhelming symbols for which they do not even have the key/index. You spend a lot of time figuring out what the symbols mean. So, I would recommend that you try to get a hold of the old edition of the book, however remember that the old edition does not cover the modelling part and does not give you exposure to the problem sets.
So, the bottom line is that if you want to get an understanding and feel of the subject goahead for the old edition, but if this isyour core area of research and do not mind a bit of complication in the writing and explanation, go for the new edition.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent reference book
This book is an asset for the student and professional alike.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great book for environmental chemistry
I have used this book while taking a course in environmental chemistry. This book is easy to read, understand and really simplified a very complex and interesting topic. It covers wide range of topics in envrionmental chemistry. I really recommend my fellow students to get this book ! ... Read more

4. Chemistry for Environmental Engineering and Science
by Clair Nathan Sawyer, Perry L. McCarty, Gene F. Parkin
Paperback: 650 Pages (2002-09-01)
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Asin: 0071230459
Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars
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This is the definitive text in a market consisting of senior and graduate environmental engineering students who are taking a chemistry course. The text is divided into a chemistry fundamentals section and a section on water and wastewater analysis. In this new edition, the authors have retained the thorough, yet concise, coverage of basic chemical principles from general, physical, equilibrium, organic, biochemistry, colloid, and nuclear chemistry. In addition, the authors have retained their classic two-fold approach of focusing on the aspects of chemistry that are particularly valuable for solving environmental problems, and laying the groundwork for understanding water and wastewater analysis-a fundamental basis of environmental engineering practice and research. ... Read more

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3-0 out of 5 stars Title is deceiving
Despite the equal treatment in the Intro, which misleads the reader that there will be air and solid waste chemistry, there is practically no in-depth discourse on these areas, as if they are not part of the subject. The basic Ideal Gas and Henry's Laws are covered handbook style, but in the chapters on Nitrogen and Sulfates, there is not a single mention of SOx and NOx, nor any discussion on composting and two pages on biodegradation. The title is misleading..should be Environmental Chemistry for Water Treatment. And the section on Total Alkalinity is designed to confuse the student. Many of you know what I mean. There is a ton of texts in this general area, and the best intermediate (and appropriately titled) one is by Spiro and Stagliani.

1-0 out of 5 stars Absolutely the worst chemistry text ever.Period.
As a chemist with a bachelor's and a doctorate, I've seen quite a few books on the subject.I can say with 100% certainty that this is the worst chemistry text ever.This book spews equations at the reader but does not connect any of the concepts.Key steps are left out of the explanations.The reader is left wondering how the authors got to the end of a multi-step problem in one step.Books like this one are what make students hate chemistry.Do yourself a favor and get any other chemistry book.

4-0 out of 5 stars If you want to know it all....
If you want to know it all about chemistry, this is the book for you.Covers general, physical, equilibrium, organic, bio-, colloid and nuclear chemistry in addition to all the environmental and wastewater chemistry.Take the time to read the chapters slowly and carefully, as almost every sentence contains vital information that you have to know.Fairly easy to follow and the example problems give good explanations.Downsides are that there are very few pictures and there could be more example problems.

1-0 out of 5 stars Overpriced piece of junk
What a terrible book. I am currently taking an environmental chemistry course, and I'm learning more from my freshman Chem 101 notes and wikipedia than I am from this book. The chapters are too brief to even teach a topic, the examples aren't explained well, you have no idea what is truly going on because facts are simply thrown at you, and overall, this book makes you hate environmental chemistry.

Additionally, the book is exorbitantly priced, as there are NO illustrations whatsoever and the inside looks like some cheap international edition - no color, maybe a scatter plot here and there. It is impossible to visualize any concepts that the book discusses. The authors are probably snoozing in their mansions right now as miserable students attempt to learn from this worthless piece of trash. DO NOT BUY THIS BOOK.

5-0 out of 5 stars Must Have For All Environmental Engineers
This is one book which an engineer esp an environemtal engineer must haveas it starts from basics and takes you to complex situations making themunderstandable. ... Read more

5. Fundamentals of Environmental Chemistry, Third Edition
by Stanley E. Manahan
Hardcover: 1048 Pages (2008-12-18)
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Written by an expert, using the same approach that made the previous two editions so successful, Fundamentals of Environmental Chemistry, Third Edition expands the scope of book to include the strongly emerging areas broadly described as sustainability science and technology, including green chemistry and industrial ecology. The new edition includes:

  • Increased emphasis on the applied aspects of environmental chemistry
  • Hot topics such as global warming and biomass energy
  • Integration of green chemistry and sustainability concepts throughout the text
  • More and updated questions and answers, including some that require Internet research
  • Lecturers Pack on CD-ROM with solutions manual, PowerPoint presentations, and chapter figures available upon qualifying course adoptions

The book provides a basic course in chemical science, including the fundamentals of organic chemistry and biochemistry. The author uses real-life examples from environmetnal chemistry, green chemistry, and related areas while maintaining brevity and simplicity in his explanation of concepts. Building on this foundation, the book covers environmental chemistry, broadly defined to include sustainability aspects, green chemistry, industrial ecology, and related areas. These chapters are organized around the five environmental spheres, the hydrosphere, atmosphere, geosphere, biosphere, and the anthrosphere. The last two chapters discuss analytical chemistry and its relevance to environmental chemistry.

Manahan’s clear, concise, and readable style makes the information accessible, regardless of the readers’ level of chemistry knowledge. He demystifies the material for those who need the basics of chemical science for their trade, profession, or study curriculum, as well as for readers who want to have an understanding of the fundamentals of sustainable chemistry in its crucial role in maintaining a livable planet.

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6. Environmental Chemistry, Ninth Edition
by Stanley E. Manahan
Hardcover: 783 Pages (2009-12-17)
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Asin: 1420059203
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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The field of environmental chemistry has evolved significantly since the publication of the first edition of Environmental Chemistry. Throughout the book’s long life, it has chronicled emerging issues such as organochloride pesticides, detergent phosphates, stratospheric ozone depletion, the banning of chlorofluorocarbons, and greenhouse warming. During this time the first Nobel Prize for environmental chemistry was awarded. Written by environmental chemist Stanley Manahan, each edition has reflected the field’s shift of emphasis from pollution and its effects to its current emphasis on sustainability.

What makes this book so enduring? Completely revised, this ninth edition retains the organizational structure that has made past editions so popular with students and professors while updating coverage of principles, tools, and techniques to provide fundamental understanding of environmental chemistry and its applications. It includes end-of chapter questions and problems, and a solutions manual is available upon qualifying course adoptions. Rather than immediately discussing specific environmental problems, Manahan systematically develops the concept of environmental chemistry so that when he covers specific pollutions problems the background necessary to understand the problem has already been developed.

New in the Ninth Edition:

  • Revised discussion of sustainability and environmental science
  • Updates information on chemical fate and transport, cycles of matter
  • Examination of the connection between environmental chemistry and green chemistry
  • Coverage of transgenic crops
  • The role of energy in sustainability
  • Potential use of toxic substances in terrorist attacks

Manahan emphasizes the importance of the anthrosphere — that part of the environment made and operated by humans and their technologies. Acknowledging technology will be used to support humankind on the planet, it is important that the anthrosphere be designed and operated in a manner that is compatible with sustainability and that it interacts constructively with the other environmental spheres. With clear explanations, real-world examples, and updated questions and answers, the book emphases the concepts essential to the practice of environmental science, technology, and chemistry while introducing the newest innovations in the field. Reakily adapted for classroom use, a solutions manual is available with qualifying course adoption.

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5-0 out of 5 stars Great book, good condition
Well organized book that goes over key concepts in environmental chemistry. No glossary but the index is extensive. ... Read more

7. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (Topics in Environmental Chemistry)
by Donald G. Crosby
Hardcover: 336 Pages (1998-02-26)
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Asin: 0195117131
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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Although they are two aspects of the same subject, environmental toxicology and environmental chemistry are usually presented as though they are entirely separate from one another; even their practitioners often seem unaware of the connections. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry is the first text to tie these subjects closely together, demonstrating the immediate relevance of each subject to the other while also providing basic, easily understandable introductions to both areas. This unique work presents their principles and applications through numerous illustrative examples and special topics that highlight current environmental concerns. It provides up-to-date as well as historical examples of both subjects and includes discussions of ecotoxicology, epidemiology, predictive methods, and other topics not covered in similar texts. It also includes invertebrates and nonmammal vertebrates, plants, and microorganisms, as well as humans and other mammals. Ideal for advanced undergraduate and graduate students in environmental toxicology courses, Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry offers a timely, comprehensive introduction to the principles of toxicology as they apply to our environment. It is also useful for professionals and practitioners in a wide range of environmentally related fields and businesses. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Simply Outstanding And A Credit To Environmental Toxicology
This textbook is simply an outstanding piece of science. Crosby literally gives the reader a mouthful when dealing with the subjects of environmental toxicology and chemistry.

It is indeed a detailed and indepth textbookwhich covers the basic scientific foundations of environmental toxicologyand chemistry. Additionally, Crosby interwines the two subjects and showshow one is closely related to the other in terms of making adequatescientific risk assessments and writing scientific reviews.

Corsby's workin this particular textbook is nothing short of academically remarkable.This textbook is a must sciendce book for those in the academic,industrial, governmental, and private sectors of the business world. Itprovides the reader with an insight of how toxicology and chemistryfunctions in the environmental science fields and howthese two subjectsare sused in making concise and clear analysis of chemical agents andcontaminants in the water, soil, and air. The ecotoxicity affects of thesecontaminants are reviewed in great detail to give the reader an insight ofhow environmental pollution affects air, water,and soil and thes livingorganisms in each area.

In short one can soon surmise that this textbookmeets the expectations of the reader and gives the reader adetailed-intellectual background information about environmental toxicologyand chemistry. It is a must read textbook and a perfect guide to obtaininga greater level of comprehension in the scientific fields of toxicology andchemistry. ... Read more

8. Chemistry for Nonchemists: Principles and Applications for Environmental Practitioners
by Frank R Spellman
Paperback: 352 Pages (2006-03-03)
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Asin: 0865878994
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To effectively deal with any chemical-based problem, including pollution, environmental, health and safety professionals must have at least a rudimentary understanding of the basic concepts of chemistry. This book provides such professionals with an introductory reference that will help them to understand the fundamental principles of chemistry and to understand those principles as they apply to the environmental compliance programs that regulate workplace activity. Written for anyone whose work involves environmental management, planning, impact assessment, protection, or compliance, or whose responsibilities include designing, implementing, and evaluating a health and safety program, Chemistry for Nonchemists provides a detailed overview of chemistry and its principles, chemical nomenclature, chemical reactions, and their application to regulatory compliance programs under the various environmental, health and safety laws. This book will help readers understand the _laws_ of chemistry and the ramifications of out-of-control chemistry. The book begins with a review of the periodic table, a look at chemical structure and bonding, and an explanation of key terms. The author, a 35-year environmental veteran, then focuses on the fundamentals of organic and inorganic chemistry, the chemistry of water, and chemical reactions as they apply to environmental compliance programs. From there, he moves to more advanced discussions of solvents and solutes and concludes with in-depth examinations of advanced sampling and analysis, the complex reactions of metals, and chemistry's role in risk assessment. ... Read more

9. Chemistry for Environmental and Earth Sciences
by Catherine V.A. Duke, C.D. Williams
Paperback: 248 Pages (2007-10-01)
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Asin: 0849339340
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Tackling environmental issues such as global warming, ozone depletion, acid rain, water pollution, and soil contamination requires an understanding of the underlying science and chemistry of these processes in real-world systems and situations. Chemistry for Environmental and Earth Sciences provides a student-friendly introduction to the basic chemistry used for the mitigation, remediation, and elimination of pollutants.

Written and organized in a style that is accessible to science as well as non-science majors, this textbook divides its content into four intuitive chapters: Fire, Earth, Water, and Air. The first chapter explains classical concepts in chemistry that occur in nature such as atomic and molecular structures, chemical bonding and reactions, states of matter, phase transitions, and radioactivity. Subsequent chapters focus on the chemistry relating to the geosphere, hydrosphere, and atmosphere—including the chemical aspects of soil, water, and air pollution, respectively.

Chemistry for Environmental and Earth Sciences uses worked examples and case studies drawn from current applications along with clear diagrams and concise explanations to illustrate the relevance of chemistry to geosciences. In-text and end-of-chapter questions with complete solutions also help students gain confidence in applying concepts from this book towards solving current, real-world problems. ... Read more

10. Environmental Chemistry: Green Chemistry and Pollutants in Ecosystems
Hardcover: 780 Pages (2004-12-22)
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Asin: 3540228608
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Environmental chemistry is a new, fast developing science aimed at deciphering fundamental mechanisms ruling the behaviour of pollutants in ecosystems. Applying this knowledge to current environmental issues leads to the remediation of environmental media, and to new, low energy, low emission, sustainable processes. This book describes the state-of-the-art advances regarding the pollution of water, soils, atmosphere, food and living organisms by toxic metals, fossil fuels, pesticides and other organic pollutants. Furthermore, the eco-toxicology section presents novel bio-assays to assess the toxicity of various pollutants such as dioxins and endocrine disrupters within complex media. The green chemistry section highlights novel chemical reactions based upon environmentally friendly conditions. The analytical chemistry section describes very sensitive methods which trace the fate of pollutants in complex ecosystems.

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11. Environmental Chemistry at a Glance
by Ian Pulford, Hugh Flowers
Paperback: 144 Pages (2006-09-11)
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Environmental chemistry is an increasingly popular option on many chemistry courses, is a degree subject in its own right at some institutions, and is a key part of many environmental, earth and life science courses.
Environmental Chemistry at a Glance illustrates both the operation of chemical processes in the environment and their integration with physical and biological processes. While the emphasis is on environmental chemical processes, the material in the book is placed in the wider context of the physical and biological sciences, giving an integrated approach to the environment from a chemist's point of view and providing background information in these other disciplines for the environmental chemist.
Based on the highly successful and student friendly "at a glance" approach, the information is presented in integrated, self contained double page spreads of text and illustrative material, to facilitate the rapid assimilation, understanding and recall of critical concepts, facts and definitions. Students wanting a comprehensive and accessible overview of environmental chemistry will find this book an ideal source of the information they require. In addition, the structured presentation will provide an invaluable aid to revision for students preparing for examinations. ... Read more

12. Principles of Environmental Chemistry
by James E. Girard
Hardcover: 720 Pages (2009-07-23)
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Asin: 0763759392
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Today there is worldwide concern that many of our human activities are endangering perhaps permanently the quality of the environment. We must act fast to address these growing problems. The second edition of Principles of Environmental Chemistry exposes readers to environmental issues from a perspective that appreciates that chemical reactions drive all natural processes and outlines the connection between those processes and human behavior. Written for students with knowledge of general chemistry, this text provides the tools needed to understand the underlying chemical processes operating in the environment, while demonstrating how challenging it is to measure these systems. With this concept of interdependence students will begin to understand pressing environmental issues like ozone depletion, global warming, air and water pollution, and the hazards of radioactivity. ... Read more

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2-0 out of 5 stars "Chemistry" is a misleading title.
I disagree with the previous reviewers that this book is for intermediate and advanced chemistry use.It is very basic and doesn't deal too heavily in chemistry at all.Anyone with a basic high school or college chemistry course could easily understand the text.I had assumed more chemistry was in the book and consider the title to be misleading.If you understand chemistry, don't make the mistake I did.Save your money and buy a different book.

5-0 out of 5 stars Valuable text for any level
Principles of Environmental Chemistry is an in-depth and easy to follow textbook. I recently completed an undergraduate course which used this book as the only major text, and I found it more than sufficent. It does an excellent job of providing real world applications of chemical knowledge to address the major environmental concerns of our time.

It should also be noted that while I came from a strong chemistry background, some of the students in the course did not. While my knowledge certainly gave me an advantage, it was in no means necessary for understanding the text. Despite the vast coverage of chemical issues in the environment, the book is user friendly to those coming from biological or even social science backgrounds. It also offers quick reviews of organic chemistry and the like, but wisely puts such things in the appendix opposed to bogging down the chapters.

I would highly recommend this textbook for any course or person seeking to explore environmental issues from a chemical perspective. It is valuable for chemistry majors and minors, but still accessible to those in other fields.

5-0 out of 5 stars A superb resource for intermediate to advanced coursework
Principles Of Environmental Chemistry is a student-friendly textbook that focuses upon the chemical foundations of environmental science. Including analytical techniques and methods used to measure pollutants in the environment, worked-out, in-chapter problems and problem sets at the end of each chapter, chapters on fossil fuels, nuclear energy, and renewable energy such as hydrogen fuel cells, an appendix with a helpful review of organic chemistry, and more, Principles Of Environ-mental Chemistry is a superb resource for intermediate to advanced coursework or self-study. Extensive black-and-white illustrations and chemical equations help to crystalize the examples given in this solid and readily understandable instructional resource.

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13. Applications of Environmental Aquatic Chemistry: A Practical Guide, Second Edition
by Eugene R. Weiner
Hardcover: 456 Pages (2008-01-17)
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Asin: 0849390664
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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Professionals and students who come from disciplines other than chemistry need a concise, yet reliable guide that explains key concepts in environmental chemistry, from the fundamental science to the necessary calculations for applying them. Updated and reorganized, Applications of Environmental Aquatic Chemistry: A Practical Guide, Second Edition provides the essential background for understanding and solving environmental chemistry problems that arise most frequently.

Diverse and self-contained chapters offer a centralized and easily navigable framework for finding useful data tables that are ordinarily scattered throughout the literature. The book explains how to interpret the significance of water quality data, including expanded tables with water quality parameters and chemicals that relate to water quality. It also contains EPA water use classifications and describes treatment methods for industrial, municipal, and agricultural waste discharges.

Worked examples provide step-by-step details for frequently used calculations, drawing on case histories from real-world environmental applications. Chapters also offer tools for calculating quick estimates of important quantities and practice problems that apply the principles to different conditions. This practical guide provides an ideal basis for self-study as well as short courses involving the movement and fate of contaminants in the environment. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Congratulations to Dr. Weiner!
Congratulations to Dr. Weiner for his expanded and more comprehensive second edition of Applications of Environmental Aquatic Chemistry.

This revised book is a must for people like me who make their living in the field of water resources engineering where we regularly need to deal with environmental chemistry.

This no-nonsense book starts right out with a bang in Chapter 1 with ten numerical explanations of concentration in forms such as mg/L, moles, and ppm.He then tells how to use concentrations to predict precipitate; all things we think we know but need a refresher when writing a report.

I like his extensive use of examples because Weiner takes the reader through straightforward calculations that can help make an ordinary civil engineer look like an expert.At the back of the book, Weiner has a thorough 24-page index which means that the book is readily useable without searching.For instance, under lead, you will find five different pages clearly identified as to what aspect of lead is explained there.

Weiner's Chapter 8 on Biodegradation and Bioremediation, alone, is worth the price of the book, which can be repaid with just one hazardous waste "cure" project for a discerning client.

Dr. Weiner gets down to essentials in this book that is written for busy inquisitive engineers and groundwater hydrologists who want to be credible.His wide use of "rules of thumb" resulted in my using a lot of sticky notes to index my copy of the book for quick reference.

While the book is tailor-made for environmental engineers and water resources practitioners, the more serious chemist will find a wealth of information on how their knowledge can be translated and used by practicing water generalists.For the environmental chemist, the book is a good primer on how to use a detailed knowledge of chemistry to solve everyday problems in the real world.In some ways, we can call this book a good example of technology transfer, i.e., how to translate complex science into practical terms for the water quality practitioner.

In summary, Dr. Weiner's guide on environmental chemistry is a "must have" for consulting engineers of almost any discipline if for no other reason than it is a quick read and a good reference that can help the practicing engineering professional be comfortable when dealing with issues involving chemistry.
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14. Environmental Chemistry, Eighth Edition
by Stanley E. Manahan
Hardcover: 816 Pages (2004-08-26)
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Asin: 1566706335
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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Completely revised and updated since the publication of the bestselling seventh edition, this benchmark resource keeps getting better. Environmental Chemistry, Eighth Edition systematically develops the concept of environmental chemistry providing undergraduate students and professionals with a basic understanding of the science and its applications. In addition to providing updated materials in this rapidly developing field, the text emphasizes the major concepts essential to the practice of environmental chemistry. The text discusses recent accomplishments in sustainable chemical science and technology, particularly in the area of green chemistry. New chapters address terrorism and threats to the environment. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars No problems
This book was exactly what I needed and I got it quickly with no problems!

4-0 out of 5 stars Un excellent book
Environmental Chemistry contains the essentiel concepts to the practice
and the understanding of industrial ecology and green chemistry. The
structure of the book is very clear. It is a greate pleasure to reed it.

2-0 out of 5 stars Good Reference Text; Poor Class Text
I used this text a few years ago when I was writing a paper on ethics of pesticide use, and it certainly details information well. However, the general tone is often anal and the writing style is extremely drab. Most ofthe diagrams included were generated using low-budget graphics software,andit shows.At 811 pages, this is an overly long book and not all thechapters (24 total) can be covered in a single Echem course. Also, there isno solutions manual and the problems Manahan gives are challening (asection of numerical solutions placed in the back of the text would havebeen nice...)This is a good reference text, butif you're looking for asemester-long or short-term text to use for an Echem course, use Baird'stext, not Manahan's.

5-0 out of 5 stars Environmental Chemisty Review
This text is well written.The author give a understanding of Environmental Chemistry.The reader gets a good understanding ofbasic chemistry as well as a understanding of the effects of Chemistry on theenvironment.

1-0 out of 5 stars Text is good in introduction of topics, poor for advanced
Text gives good introduction to concepts only and not good for advanced studies because not explain how to apply the concepts to real world problems.It lacks in calculations needed to sovle problems and has nosolution guide for the questions that are in the text. A lot of referencetexts will be needed to solve the problems. No periodic table found in thetext or conversion chart in the text which is very poor for a chemistrytext. But it is an excellent text for learning the concepts ofenvironmental chemistry. ... Read more

15. Environmental Chemistry: A Modular Approach
by Ian Williams
Paperback: 406 Pages (2001-06-01)
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Provides a comprehensive, balanced introduction to this multi-disciplinary area of chemistry. Intended not only for chemists, but also for environmental and other science students, this text carefully introduces the chemistry needed to fully appreciate this subject, placing it in an applied and practical setting.
Written in an accessible and readable style, the book assumes only a basic knowledge of chemistry, with the more advanced chemical concepts carefully introduced as needed. Opening with a general introduction to the subject and the practical skills that need to be known, the text then moves on to cover areas of specific interest to environmental chemists. Each chapter starts by covering the theory and concepts, and then describes a selection of experiments that can be undertaken.
* Provides a comprehensive introduction to environmental chemistry covering all the key areas
* Includes a balanced coverage of both theoretical and experimental aspects
* Maintains a careful and logically-structured approach, with theory being covered first, followed by laboratory experiments and student problems
* Assumes only a basic knowledge of chemistry, with more advanced concepts introduced as needed
This book will be invaluable to students in the chemical and environmental sciences, as well as engineering, physical, life and earth science students interested in environmental chemistry. ... Read more

16. Environmental Chemistry: A Global Perspective
by Gary W. vanLoon, Stephen J. Duffy
Paperback: 532 Pages (2005-04-07)
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Asin: 0199274991
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Guiding us through the chemical composition of the three key environmental systems--the atmosphere, hydrosphere, and terrestrial environment--the authors explain the chemical processes which occur within and between each system. Focusing on general principles, we are introduced to the essential chemical concepts which underpin an understanding of the air, water, and soil and how they behave; careful explanations ensure that clarity is not sacrificed at the expense of thorough coverage of the underlying chemistry.
We then see how human activity continues to affect the chemical behavior of these environmental systems, and what the consequences of these natural processes being disturbed can be.
Environmental Chemistry: A Global Perspective takes chemistry out of the laboratory and shows us its importance in the world around us. With illuminating examples from around the globe, its rich pedagogy, and broad, carefully structured coverage, this book is the perfect resource for any environmental chemistry student wishing to develop a thorough understanding of their subject.
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4-0 out of 5 stars Good book
Overall subject matter is thoroughly interesting. Though, i feel that some equations and procedures to answer questions is not address well. The plus side is that the book is not too thick and over-flowing with excess information. I like the book, but i can not compare it with any other environmental chemistry book because i have never used the book.

4-0 out of 5 stars Finally someone gets it right
I've been looking for this book. Other environmental chemistry textbooks cover too many topics: environmental analysis, ecotoxicology, and environmental engineering are common. This one gets it just right: thechemistry of the air, water and soil (including common pollutants) at thelevel of a undergraduate sophomore- or junior-level course. The text ischallenging enough for chemistry majors but not too intimidating for thebiology majors interested in the field.

My only quibbles: not much aboutenvironmental modeling of the chemical composition of important systems,still not quite advanced enough (but better than current general textbookson the topic), and it's missing some important topics (groundwaterattenuation, for example). Still, I'll be adopting this book for the courseI teach. ... Read more

17. Environmental Chemistry (Routledge Introductions to Environment)
by John Wright
Paperback: 432 Pages (2003-06-24)
list price: US$59.95 -- used & new: US$53.53
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Asin: 0415226015
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This work offers an accessible introduction to chemical principles and concepts and makes the subject accessible to those with little or no previous knowledge of chemistry. It is highly-illustrated, with global case studies, figures and tables. ... Read more

18. An Introduction to Environmental Chemistry
by Julian E. Andrews, Peter Brimblecombe, Tim D. Jickells, Peter S. Liss, Brian Reid
Paperback: 320 Pages (2003-12-30)
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Asin: 0632059052
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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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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4-0 out of 5 stars Very Good
For beginners in environmental sciences, this book will be an excellent guide to different issues such as: Water, soil and atmosphere chemistry. Each chapter is well organized, and the structure of the book is quite easy to follow. If you are looking for some good introductory book for your undergraduate courses of environmental chemistry, well, this is your book. On the contrary, if what you need is a more detailed review of soil, water or air pollution, I recommend you to look out for a more advanced book in that specific matter. ... Read more

19. Environmental Soil Chemistry, Second Edition
by Donald L. Sparks
Hardcover: 352 Pages (2002-11-15)
list price: US$78.95 -- used & new: US$41.00
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Asin: 0126564469
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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Environmental Soil Chemistry illustrates fundamental principles of soil chemistry with respect to environmental reactions between soils and other natural materials and heavy metals, pesticides, industrial contaminants, acid rain, and salts.Timely and comprehensive discussions of applications to real-world environmental concerns are a central focus of this established text.

<*> Provides students with both sound contemporary training in the basics of soil chemistry and applications to real-world environmental concerns
<*> Timely and comprehensive discussion of important concepts including: sorption/desorption, oxidation-reduction of metals and organics, and effects of acidic deposition and salinity on contaminant reacions
<*> Boxed sections focus on sample problems and explanations of key terms and parameters
<*> Extensive tables on elemental composition of soils, rocks and sediments, pesticide classes, inorganic minerals, and methods of decontaminating soils
<*> Clearly written for all students and professionals in environmental science and environmental engineering as well as soil science ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars I heart soil chemistry.
Item arrived on time and in great condition. Couldn't ask for more.

The book is really great an easy to understand. Great Resource book.

5-0 out of 5 stars Very good!
The book is very good. I received the product before the date stipulated by Amazon. I am satisfied.

4-0 out of 5 stars For a class
This was required reading for a soil water chemistry course that I took.As the course was problem-based learning, this text came in handy as a resource.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Book about Environmental Soil Chemistry
Professor Donald L. Sparks has managed to write an excellent and up-to-date book on important topics related to environmental soil chemistry. The book covers all the essential subjects needed for an in-depth understanding of all the complex soil processes that control the fate and transport of both inorganic and organic contaminants in the environment. The book also includes good descriptions of state-of-the-art instrumentations used in environmental soil chemistry such as synchrotron radiation-based X-ray techniques. I use this book in my course entitled "Soil and Environmental Chemistry" and the book has the perfect length for a one semester course and the students like it. I can highly recommend this book for both undergraduate and graduate students as well as professionals.

Dr. Thomas Borch
Assistant Professor of Environmental Soil Chemistry
Department of Soil and Crop Sciences
Colorado State University
Fort Collins, Colorado 80523, USA ... Read more

20. Ecological Models for Regulatory Risk Assessments of Pesticides: Developing a Strategy for the Future (Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry)
Paperback: 160 Pages (2009-11-24)
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Asin: 1439805113
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Bringing together more than thirty influential regulators, academics, and industry scientists, Ecological Models for Regulatory Risk Assessments of Pesticides: Developing a Strategy for the Future provides a coherent, science-based view on ecological modeling for regulatory risk assessments. It discusses the benefits of modeling in the context of registrations, identifies the obstacles that prevent ecological modeling being used routinely in regulatory submissions, and explores the actions needed to overcome these obstacles.

The book focuses on the following issues:

  • Uncertainties in the process of model development, such as design, analysis, documentation, and communication
  • The availability of data and background information needed for optimal modeling
  • The limited knowledge of modeling
  • The lack of confidence in the outcome of ecological models and their reliability in pesticide risk assessment

It also suggests future solutions to these challenges, including:

  • A guidance document on the modeling process
  • Case studies that show how ecological models can provide reliable ecologically relevant risk assessments
  • Training the people who generate or evaluate results obtained by ecological models

Focusing on ecological models, such as unstructured population models, stage-structured matrix models, and individual- or agent-based models, this volume helps regulatory authorities, manufacturers, and scientists assess the risk of plant protection products in nontarget organisms. Armed with this knowledge, readers will better understand the challenges of using ecological modeling in the regulatory process.

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