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Soil and Environmental Chemistry

  • ID: 1763463
  • Book
  • September 2011
  • Elsevier Science and Technology

Soil and Environmental Chemistry emphasizes the problem-solving skills students will need when they enter their chosen field. This revised reprint links valuable soil chemical concepts to the "big picture" by discussing how other soil and environmental factors affect soil chemistry. This broader environmental approach makes the text relevant to today's soil science curriculums.

This book uses computer modeling for water and soil chemistry, providing students with the models used by practicing environmental chemists. It includes examples and complex problems with worked solutions, as well as examples based on real data that expose students to the real problems and data they will face in their careers. It also provides edits to formulas, numbers, and text.

This text will serve as a useful resource for upper-level undergraduate students studying soil chemistry without an extensive background in calculus and only limited background in physical chemistry, such as soil science majors and environmental science majors.

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Chapter One: Elements: Their Origin and Abundance,
Chapter Two: Soil Moisture and Hydrology,
Chapter Three: Clay Mineralogy and Clay Chemistry,
Chapter Four: Ion Exchange,
Chapter Five: Natural Organic Matter,
Chapter Six: Water Chemistry,
Chapter Seven: Environmental Acidity & Alkalinity,
Chapter Eight: Adsorption & Surface Chemistry,
Chapter Nine: Redox Chemistry,
Chapter Ten: Risk Assessment.
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William F. Bleam University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin, USA.

William Bleam is Professor of Soil Science at the University of Wisconsin, USA. His research interests include physical chemistry of soil colloids and sorption processes, chemistry of humic substances, factors controlling biological availability of contaminants to micro-organisms, magnetic resonance and synchrotron studies of adsorption and precipitation. He has taught an intermediate soil chemistry course (Soil Science 321, Soil & Environmental Chemistry) since 2006. Students taking this course include undergraduate and graduate students.
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