Presents aquatic chemistry in a way that is truly useful to those with diverse backgrounds in the sciences. Major improvements to this edition include a complete rewrite of the first three background chapters making them user-friendly. There is less emphasis on mathematics and concepts are illustrated with actual examples to facilitate understanding.
A textbook for a wide audience of advanced undergraduate and beginning graduate students in environmental science and engineering, earth sciences, and oceanography. General chemistry and calculus are the only prerequisites. Reflects the current emphasis on a detailed mechanistic view of reactions, and the importance of elemental cycles. Revised from the 1983 Principles of Aquatic Chemistry. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)