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Trace Elements in Terrestrial Environments: Biogeochemistry, Bioavailability, and Risk of Metals

By: DC Adriano

866 pages, Figs


Hardback | Dec 2001 | Edition: 2 | #121834 | ISBN: 0387986782
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This book is a comprehensive reference handbook on the important aspects of trace elements in the land environment. Each chapter addresses a particular element and gives a general introduction to its role in the environment, where it comes from, and its biogeochemical cycle. In addition to a complete updating of each of the element chapters, this new edition has new chapters devoted to aluminium and iron. There are also new chapters on soil contamination, remediation and trace elements in aquatic ecosystems. This will be an essential resource for environmental scientists and chemists, regulators and policy makers.

From the reviews of the second edition: "The first edition of this book appeared in 1986 under the title Trace Elements in the Terrestrial Environment. The primary objective was to provide students and professionals with a comprehensive book about many important aspects of trace elements in the environment. The present edition follows a similar format, but includes new chapters ! . As the first edition the book contains many tables and figures." (Bulletin of the International Union of Soil Science -- online, 2001) "The second edition of Domy Adriano's classic, Trace elements in Terrestrial Environments: Biogeochemistry, Bioavailability, and Risk of Metals ! deserves special attention, particularly since many new discoveries have been made in the 15+ years. ! This sourcebook provides a helpful overview to quickly assess thorough information. Given the almost innumerable related publications in many journals worldwide, Adriano's book remains a valuable source and reference worth having in the self (and on the desk)." (Jorg Matschullat, Environmental Geology, Vol. 44 (3), 2003) "This book is a completely revised and updated version of the successful 1st edition issued in 1986. ! This comprehensive reference handbook on the important aspects of trace elements in the terrestrial environment will be an essential resource of environmental scientists and chemists, regulators and policy makers, and particularly valuable for under- and post-graduate courses on environmental chemistry." (International Journal of Environmental Analytical Chemistry, Vol. 82, 2002) "This book is a complete up-to-date reference handbook about the sources, mobility, bioavailability, and effects of major trace metals with environmental relevance. It is presented in an attractive format and layout, and the graphics are very good. The book is very thoroughly referenced: hundreds of articles have been consulted. Only one conclusion is possible, that this an excellent handbook for any student, researcher or other professional concerned with the fate and impact of trace metals in the environment." (Eric Van den Broeck, International Journal of Environment and Pollution, Vol. 18 (3), 2002)


1. Introduction.- 2. Arsenic.- 3. Boron.- 4. Cadmium.- 5. Chromium.- 6. Mercury.- 7. Lead.- 8. Aluminium.- 9. Copper.- 10. Iron.- 11. Molybdenum.- 12. Manganese.- 13. Nickel.- 14. Selenium.- 15. Zinc.- 16. Other Trace Elements.- 17. Trace Metals in Aquatic Ecosystems.- 17. Soil Contamination and Remediation.- References.

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