572 pages, Figs, tabs, maps
Aims to supplement the existing textbooks by providing a modern understanding of biogeochemistry, from evolutionary biogeochemistry to practical applications of biogeochemical ideas such as human biogeochemistry, biogeochemical standards and biogeochemical technologies.
A very interesting title for the tutor's and researcher's library Vladimir Bashkin's book, written in cooperation with R.W. Howarth, provides some aspects of biogeochemistry that were absent in recent titles and contains useful material that can be incorporated in a biogeochemistry course. [...] I would highly recommend it as an additional course material source to the biogeochemistry teacher of graduate or undergraduate classes. It contains a lot of useful material which will not be found easily in another contemporary title. I would also recommend it to scholars doing research in biogeochemistry or related fields, as it contains some interesting approaches to the subject by Russian and other former USSR scientists, with which the west is largely unfamiliar with.' (Kostas Kourtidis, University of Thrace, Xanthi, Greece in EGS Newsletter) ' This is a very well illustrated text, incorporating questions for the student to work upon at the end of each chapter. It is very readable and extremely informative' (Mervyn Richardson, in International Journal of Environmental Studies, December 2003, Vol. 60 (6), Taylor & Francis Ltd.) ' The aim of putting together a textbook has certainly been achieved. There is plenty of interesting material. It is particularly positive to read examples from Russia and other parts of the former Soviet Union, which were at least partly inaccessible to most of the international readership until about 15 years ago. This textbook certainly depicts the current methods that link experience from specific fields and reveals a more holistic view of reality. (Jorg Matschullat, Interdisciplinary Enviromental Research Center, TU Bergakademie Freiberg, Germany. Enviromental Geology (2004) 46:683-684)
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