Apparel & AccessoriesBooksClassical MusicDVDElectronics & PhotoGourmet Food and GroceriesHealth & Personal CareHome & GardenIndustrial & ScientificKitchen
Popular MusicMusical InstrumentsOutdoor LivingComputer HardwareComputer SoftwareSporting GoodsToolsToys and GamesVHS VideoVideo Games

Search:

Browse by Catagory:

Books

Geochemistry


Chemistry in Context

Chemistry in Context Lowest new price: $70.99
Lowest used price: $10.93
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.

Similar Products:


Principles of Terrestrial Ecosystem Ecology

Principles of Terrestrial Ecosystem Ecology Lowest new price: $40.00
Lowest used price: $34.00
List price: $69.95
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

Features:

  • Used Book in Good Condition

Similar Products:


Biogeochemistry: An Analysis of Global Change, 3rd Edition

Biogeochemistry: An Analysis of Global Change, 3rd Edition Lowest new price: $58.00
Lowest used price: $55.99
List price: $99.95
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

Features:

  • Used Book in Good Condition

Similar Products:


Geochemistry

Geochemistry Lowest new price: $54.58
Lowest used price: $54.58
List price: $92.95
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 

Similar Products:


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
Lowest used price: $19.98
List price: $39.95
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


Similar Products:


Aqueous Environmental Geochemistry

Aqueous Environmental Geochemistry Lowest new price: $150.33
Lowest used price: $99.20
List price: $189.00
Author: Donald Langmuir

Langmuir provides a thorough presentation of natural chemical concentrations, systems and processes to help readers (1) understand controls on the chemical quality of surface and subsurface waters, and (2) distinguish between the natural and the anthropogenic. Unlike most authors, whose civil/sanitary engineering backgrounds promote a more aquatic chemistry perspective, LangmuirÕs geology/geochemistry experience focuses coverage on the chemical interactions between water and geological materials. The book provides valuable training in using in the geochemical computer code MINTEQA2 as an integral problem-solving tool.

Similar Products:


Chemistry in Context

Chemistry in Context Lowest new price: $128.95
Lowest used price: $128.95
Author: American Chemical Society

Following in the tradition of the first seven editions, the goal of this successful, issues-based textbook, Chemistry in Context, 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 within them. Global warming, alternate fuels, nutrition, and genetic engineering are examples of issues that are covered in Chemistry in Context.


Mineralogy (3rd Edition)

Mineralogy (3rd Edition) Lowest new price: $137.05
Lowest used price: $41.49
List price: $180.40
Author: Dexter Perkins

This student-friendly text is written in a casual, jargon-free style to present a modern introduction to mineralogy. It emphasizes real-world applications and the history and human side of mineralogy. The author approaches the subject by explaining the larger, understandable topics first, and then explaining why the “little things” are important for understanding the larger picture.

Similar Products:


Vadose Zone Processes

Vadose Zone Processes Lowest new price: $49.00
Lowest used price: $55.28
List price: $154.95
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.

Features:

  • Used Book in Good Condition

Similar Products:


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
Lowest used price: $103.69
List price: $106.00
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.

Similar Products:


Next >>
Page 1 of 471

[Kindle]    [Kindle DX]
  Privacy Policy

CERTAIN CONTENT THAT APPEARS ON THIS SITE COMES FROM AMAZON SERVICES LLC. THIS CONTENT IS PROVIDED AS IS AND IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE OR REMOVAL AT ANY TIME.