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Soil and Environmental Chemistry

  • Includes additional pedagogy, such as key terms and real-world scenarios
  • Supplemented by over 100 spreadsheets to migrate readers from calculator-based to spreadsheet-based problem-solving that are directly linked from the text
  • Includes example problems and solutions to enhance understanding
  • Significantly revised chapters link to a companion site that reflects advances in the field, including expanded coverage of such topics as sample collection, soil moisture, soil carbon cycle models, water chemistry simulation, alkalinity, and redox reactions

By: William F Bleam(Author)

573 pages, 159 b/w photos and b/w illustrations, tables

Academic Press

Hardback | Dec 2016 | Edition: 2 | #234098 | ISBN-13: 9780128041789
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Hardback | Sep 2011 | Edition: 1 | #197571 | ISBN-13: 9780124157972
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About this book

Soil and Environmental Chemistry, Second Edition, offers a holistic, practical approach to the application of environmental chemistry to soil science that includes over 100 spreadsheet files that supplement the text as a means of migrating problem-solving from calculator-based to spreadsheet-based.

With an expanded set of problems and solutions and added coverage of key topics such as sample collection, water chemistry simulation, and soil carbon cycle models, this updated edition is a must-have reference for soil scientists in environmental chemistry.

Designed to equip the reader with the chemistry knowledge and problem-solving skills necessary to validate and interpret data, Soil and Environmental Chemistry combines valuable soil chemistry concepts into the big picture.


1. Elements: Their Origin and Abundance
2. Soil Moisture and Hydrology
3. Natural Organic Matter and Humic Colloids
4. Clay Mineralogy and Clay Chemistry
5. Ion Exchange
6. Water Chemistry
7. Acid-Base Chemistry
8. Redox Chemistry
9. Adsorption and Surface Chemistry
10. Risk Assessment

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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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