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.
Many controversial issues revolve around complex scientific arguments which can be better understood with at least a minimal knowledge and understanding of the chemical reactions and processes going on in the world around us. This textbook offers an accessible introduction to chemical principles and concepts, and applies them to relevant environmental situations and issues. Written for students who have not taken A' level chemistry, this book bridges the gap between GSCE chemistry and first year undergraduate level.
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'This is a timely and much needed text for students of environmental science or related subjects who need an appreciation of the importance and relevance of environmental chemistry to their studies.' - I David J. Harwood, Director, Institute of Science Education, University of Plymouth
About John Wright
John Wright is Principal Lecturer, Head of Programme for Geography and Applied Environmental Science in the School of Management, Community and Communication at College of Ripon and York St John, University of Leeds, UK
Table of Contents
1. Some basic chemical concepts 2. More advanced chemical concepts - energy, entropy and rates of reaction 3. An introduction to organic chemicals 4. Planet Earth and the origin of our environment 5. The Earth as a finite resource 6. Risks and hazards 7. An introduction to the Lithosphere 8. Heavy metals and pollution of the Lithosphere 9. The chemistry of the atmosphere 10. The pollution of the atmosphere 11. Natural waters and their properties 12. Natural waters and their pollution 13. Organic chemicals and the environment 14. Energy production
Environmental Chemistry by John Wright
Routledge Introductions to Environment: Environmental Science
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