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Chemistry in Context

Chemistry in Context Lowest new price: $70.99
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Author: American Chemical Society

Following in the tradition of the first six editions, the goal of this successful, issues-based textbook, Chemistry in Context, seventh edition, is to establish chemical principles on a need-to-know basis for non-science majors, enabling them to learn chemistry in the context of their own lives and significant issues facing science and the world. The non traditional approach of Chemistry in Context reflects today's technological issues and the chemistry principles imbedded within them. The seventh edition applies sustainability principles wherever possible. Global warming, alternate fuels, nutrition, and genetic engineering are examples of issues that are covered in Chemistry in Context.

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Geochemistry

Geochemistry Lowest new price: $55.47
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Author: William M. White

This book provides a comprehensive introduction to the field of geochemistry. The book first lays out the ‘geochemical toolbox’: the basic principles and techniques of modern geochemistry, beginning with a review of thermodynamics and kinetics as they apply to the Earth and its environs. These basic concepts are then applied to understanding processes in aqueous systems and the behavior of trace elements in magmatic systems.  Subsequent chapters introduce radiogenic and stable isotope geochemistry and illustrate their application to such diverse topics as determining geologic time, ancient climates, and the diets of prehistoric peoples. The focus then broadens to the formation of the solar system, the Earth, and the elements themselves. Then the composition of the Earth itself becomes the topic, examining the composition of the core, the mantle, and the crust and exploring how this structure originated. A final chapter covers organic chemistry, including the origin of fossil fuels and the carbon cycle’s role in controlling Earth’s climate, both in the geologic past and the rapidly changing present.

Geochemistry is essential reading for all earth science students,  as well as for researchers and applied scientists  who require an introduction to the essential theory of geochemistry, and a survey of its applications in the earth and environmental sciences.

Additional resources can be found at: www.wiley.com/go/white/geochemistry 

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Biogeochemistry: An Analysis of Global Change, 3rd Edition

Biogeochemistry: An Analysis of Global Change, 3rd Edition Lowest new price: $58.18
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Author: W.H. Schlesinger
Brand: Brand: Academic Press

Biogeochemistry considers how the basic chemical conditions of the Earth-from atmosphere to soil to seawater-have been and are being affected by the existence of life. Human activities in particular, from the rapid consumption of resources to the destruction of the rainforests and the expansion of smog-covered cities, are leading to rapid changes in the basic chemistry of the Earth.

This expansive text pulls together the numerous fields of study encompassed by biogeochemistry to analyze the increasing demands of the growing human population on limited resources and the resulting changes in the planet's chemical makeup.

The book helps students extrapolate small-scale examples to the global level, and also discusses the instrumentation being used by NASA and its role in studies of global change. With extensive cross-referencing of chapters, figures and tables, and an interdisciplinary coverage of the topic at hand, this updated edition provides an excellent framework for courses examining global change and environmental chemistry, and is also a useful self-study guide.

  • Emphasizes the effects of life on the basic chemistry of the atmosphere, the soils, and seawaters of the Earth
  • Calculates and compares the effects of industrial emissions, land clearing, agriculture, and rising population on Earth's chemistry
  • Synthesizes the global cycles of carbon, nitrogen, phosphorous, and sulfur, and suggests the best current budgets for atmospheric gases such as ammonia, nitrous oxide, dimethyl sulfide, and carbonyl sulfide
  • Includes an extensive review and up-to-date synthesis of the current literature on the Earth's biogeochemistry

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Principles of Terrestrial Ecosystem Ecology

Principles of Terrestrial Ecosystem Ecology Lowest new price: $40.00
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Author: F Stuart Chapin III
Brand: Brand: Springer

Features review questions at the end of each chapter; Includes suggestions for recommended reading; Provides a glossary of ecological terms; Has a wide audience as a textbook for advanced undergraduate students, graduate students and as a reference for practicing scientists from a wide array of disciplines

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Vadose Zone Processes

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Author: John S. Selker
Brand: Brand: CRC Press

Vadose Zone Processes provides a unified, up-to-date treatment on the movement of water through unsaturated media. In addition to covering the basic equations governing the flow and fate of water in unsaturated media, the text covers the biogeochemistry of vadose environments and the statistical description of vadose processes. The authors emphasize maintaining an intuitive understanding of how the results are derived and how they are appropriately applied.

This comprehensive and important book will be useful not only to those in traditional fields such as civil engineering, geology, crop science, chemical engineering, agricultural engineering, and hydrology but also in the newer environmental engineering fields including containment transport, pollution remediation, and waste disposal.

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How to Build a Habitable Planet: The Story of Earth from the Big Bang to Humankind

How to Build a Habitable Planet: The Story of Earth from the Big Bang to Humankind Lowest new price: $26.47
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Author: Charles H. Langmuir


Since its first publication more than twenty-five years ago, How to Build a Habitable Planet has established a legendary reputation as an accessible yet scientifically impeccable introduction to the origin and evolution of Earth, from the Big Bang through the rise of human civilization. This classic account of how our habitable planet was assembled from the stuff of stars introduced readers to planetary, Earth, and climate science by way of a fascinating narrative. Now this great book has been made even better. Harvard geochemist Charles Langmuir has worked closely with the original author, Wally Broecker, one of the world's leading Earth scientists, to revise and expand the book for a new generation of readers for whom active planetary stewardship is becoming imperative.


Interweaving physics, astronomy, chemistry, geology, and biology, this sweeping account tells Earth's complete story, from the synthesis of chemical elements in stars, to the formation of the Solar System, to the evolution of a habitable climate on Earth, to the origin of life and humankind. The book also addresses the search for other habitable worlds in the Milky Way and contemplates whether Earth will remain habitable as our influence on global climate grows. It concludes by considering the ways in which humankind can sustain Earth's habitability and perhaps even participate in further planetary evolution.


Like no other book, How to Build a Habitable Planet provides an understanding of Earth in its broadest context, as well as a greater appreciation of its possibly rare ability to sustain life over geologic time.



Leading schools that have ordered, recommended for reading, or adopted this book for course use:



  • Arizona State University

  • Brooklyn College CUNY

  • Columbia University

  • Cornell University

  • ETH Zurich

  • Georgia Institute of Technology

  • Harvard University

  • Johns Hopkins University

  • Luther College

  • Northwestern University

  • Ohio State University

  • Oxford Brookes University

  • Pan American University

  • Rutgers University

  • State University of New York at Binghamton

  • Texas A&M University

  • Trinity College Dublin

  • University of Bristol

  • University of California-Los Angeles

  • University of Cambridge

  • University Of Chicago

  • University of Colorado at Boulder

  • University of Glasgow

  • University of Leicester

  • University of Maine, Farmington

  • University of Michigan

  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

  • University of North Georgia

  • University of Nottingham

  • University of Oregon

  • University of Oxford

  • University of Portsmouth

  • University of Southampton

  • University of Ulster

  • University of Victoria

  • University of Wyoming

  • Western Kentucky University

  • Yale University


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The Biomarker Guide: Volume 2, Biomarkers and Isotopes in Petroleum Systems and Earth History

The Biomarker Guide: Volume 2, Biomarkers and Isotopes in Petroleum Systems and Earth History Lowest new price: $89.42
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Author: K. E. Peters

The second volume itemizes parameters used to genetically correlate petroleum and interpret thermal maturity and extent of biodegradation. It documents most known petroleum systems by geologic age throughout Earth history.

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The Biomarker Guide: Volume 1, Biomarkers and Isotopes in the Environment and Human History

The Biomarker Guide: Volume 1, Biomarkers and Isotopes in the Environment and Human History Lowest new price: $89.37
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Author: K. E. Peters

Biomarkers are compounds found in crude oil with structures inherited from once-living organisms. They persist in oil spills, refinery products and archaeological artifacts, and can be used to identify the origin, geological age and environmental conditions prevalent during their formation and alteration. These two volumes will be an invaluable resource for geologists, petroleum geochemists, biogeochemists, environmental and forensic scientists, natural product chemists and archaeologists. The first of two volumes of The Biomarker Guide discusses the origins of biomarkers and introduces basic chemical principles relevant to their study. It goes on to discuss analytical techniques, and the applications of biomarkers in environmental and archaeological problems.

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Wills' Mineral Processing Technology, Seventh Edition: An Introduction to the Practical Aspects of Ore Treatment and Mineral Recovery

Wills' Mineral Processing Technology, Seventh Edition: An Introduction to the Practical Aspects of Ore Treatment and Mineral Recovery Lowest new price: $48.58
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Author: Barry Wills

Wills' Mineral Processing Technology provides practising engineers and students of mineral processing, metallurgy and mining with a review of the common ore-processing techniques utilized in modern processing installations.

Now in its Seventh Edition, this renowned book is a standard reference for the mineral processing industry. Chapters deal with each of the major processing techniques, and coverage includes the latest technical developments in the processing of increasingly complex refractory ores, new equipment and process routes. This new edition has been prepared by the prestigious J K Minerals Research Centre of Australia, which contributes its world-class expertise and ensures that this will continue to be the book of choice for professionals in this field

* The classic mineral processing text, revised and updated by a presitgious new team
* New material covers the latest technology developments, plus new material on environmental and efficiency issues that are a major concern for the mineral processing sector
* The only mineral processing book targeted at students of metallurgy, mineral processing, mining and materials science

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Principles and Applications of Geochemistry (2nd Edition)

Principles and Applications of Geochemistry (2nd Edition) Lowest new price: $137.98
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Author: Gunter Faure

Designed to show readers how to use chemical principles in solving geological problems, this book emphasizes a quantitative approach to problem solving and demonstrates how chemical principles control geologic processes in atomic and large-scale environments. The book starts with basic principles and emphasizes quantitative methods of problem-solving. It uses the principles of isotope geology to enhance the understanding of appropriate geochemical subject areas. The book also examines the geochemical processes that affect the chemical composition of surface water and that determine its quality for human consumption. For anyone interested in Geochemistry or Geology.

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