Unique among the soil literature, this graduate-level text and reference treats the subjects related to the interdisciplinary fields of soil pollution and remediation. After a thorough and comprehensible introduction to the relevant fundamentals of the mineralogy, chemistry, and properties of soil, readers are well prepared to understand the biochemical aspects of soil remediation then presented. Mathematical modelling and soil monitoring are covered in a manner enabling readers from various disciplines to acquire the scientific literacy that makes further reading and research practical. The book's holistic approach and narrative style are complemented by numerous and detailed illustrations.
From the reviews: "This graduate-level text treats the subjects related to the interdisciplinary fields of soil pollution and remediation. After a thorough and comprehensive introduction to the relevant fundamentals ! of soil, readers are well prepared to understand the biochemical aspects of soil remediation then presented. Soil-monitoring plans, including sampling procedures, and mathematical modelling are covered in a manner enabling readers from various disciplines to acquire the scientific literacy ! . it will certainly be of special interest to students and researchers in soil sciences." (International Journal of Environmental Analytical Chemistry, Vol. 84 (14-15), 2004) "This book, unique among soil literature, 'is designed as a contribution to understanding the origins, mechanisms and consequences of the environmental setbacks brought about by soil pollution.' It is useful for students of earth sciences, environmental sciences, and agriculture, as well for professionals of all these fields who are seeking an integration of all the isolated parts they have learned about soil pollution." (P.L. Pisani, Advances in Horticultural Science, Vol. 18 (3), 2004) "The book is designed as a contribution to understanding the origins, mechanisms and consequences of the environmental setbacks brought about by soil pollution. The book presents a comprehensive, integrated overview of previously separately treated materials, written for students and teachers as well as for professionals from the earth, environmental and agricultural sciences." (Bulletin of the International Union of Soil Science, January, 2004) "This book, Soil Pollution, is a contribution from a member of that wider family, from a geologist. It targets students of earth, environmental and agricultural sciences in addition to professionals in those subjects. ! In general, the book is easy to read and to understand even by non-professionals. It is also attractively produced." (J. Agbenin, European Journal of Soil Science, Vol. 55 (3), 2004) "This is a wide-ranging text on soil pollution. The works starts with an introduction to soils, including chapters on the origins of soils, soil constituents, properties, classification, and-importantly and unusually-soil degradation. ! Overall it is a an interesting text, which presents the problems of soil pollution from a novel angle ! ." (S. A. Jefferis, Geotechnique, Vol. 55 (6), 2005) "It is one of a few recent texts to attempt to bridge the subjects of soil science and chemical contamination. ! As it stands, this is a useful text for those needing to cover a wide and (previously):disparate group of subjects ! likely to be mainly used (and extensively so) as a reference text in university and civic reference libraries." (Anthony R. Vann, International Journal of Environment and Pollution, 2006)
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