Soil and Water Chemistry: An Integrative Approach, Second Edition (Hardback)Michael E. Essington (author)
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The second edition of a bestseller, Soil and Water Chemistry: An Integrative Approach maintains the balanced perspective that made the first edition a hugely popular textbook. The second edition includes new figures and tables, new chapters, and expanded exercises in each chapter. It covers topics including soil chemical environment, soil minerals, soil organic matter, cation exchange, oxidation-reduction, mineral weathering and solubility, surface chemistry and adsorption reactions, acidity and salinity in soil materials, and chemical thermodynamics applied to soil systems.
See What's New in the Second Edition:
Extensive section that details the sources, speciation, and the general behavior of elements in soilsExpanded section on crystal structure, updated phyllosillcates classifications scheme, inclusion of sepiolite-palygorskite group, and expanded x-ray diffraction sectionDiscussion of surface runoff losses of phosphorus from soil and description of the inductivity coupled argon plasma-mass spectroscopy (ICP-MS) analytical technique for determining elemental concentrations in soil solutionCoverage of the influence of redox processes on the soil chemistry of nonelectroactive elementsDescription of the electrokinetic phenomenon and investigation of the influence of temperature on adsorptionExpanded discussion on the application of chemical thermodynamics to soil systems
A solutions manual is available upon qualifying course adoption.
Still one of the only texts on this subject, this book provides a comprehensive, modern, and balanced coverage of the chemical and mineralogical characteristics of soils and their chemical processes. It contains more information and topic coverage than required for an average, single-semester course. This extensive coverage is by design, giving you the latitude to pick your own essential topics while providing additional information or a more advanced treatment when needed. Figures and tables make the information accessible and each problem has been tested and is relevant and doable, but asks more of students than to simply generate a number. This format allows students to understand the concepts and recognize that their computations have physical meaning.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Number of pages: 656
Weight: 1406 g
Dimensions: 254 x 178 x 36 mm
Edition: 2nd New edition
From the First Edition:
Overall, this book comprehensively presents the chemical and mineralogical characteristics and processes of soils. The breadth and depth of coverage ... make this book one of the most thorough available. Numerous figures and tables help simplify the complex principles and reactions described. ... The book will ... be a comprehensive source of information for researchers and professionals [dealing with] the effect of soil-water chemistry, interactions, and processes that impact the environment. As usual, the publishers have done an excellent job of editing and preparing a high quality product."
- Journal of Environmental Quality, Vol. 33, No. 4, July/Aug. 2004
"I congratulate the author on producing an outstanding up-to-date book that sets a higher standard for future environmental science textbooks. I would highly recommend anyone who is interested in the area of soil and water chemistry to purchase this book."
- Vadose Zone Journal, May 2005
"Dr. Essington's book will be an outstanding choice as a textbook for those of us who teach soil chemistry, and will be an excellent resource for anyone working in the area of environmental soil science. He should be congratulated for producing a thorough, well-written book."
- Dr. George F. Vance
J.E. Warren Distinguished Professor of Energy and the Environment
Department of Renewable Resources
University of Wyoming, Laramie
"I continue to be impressed by the quality of writing in this book. The author has a superb command of the subject matter and presents many difficult concepts in an easily understood manner. Material is covered in as complete a fashion as I have seen in any other soil chemistry textbook."
- Dr. Gary Pierzynski, Kansas State University
"I am so glad to see specific chemical reactions to describe the chemistry behind common methods. This is where I think Essington's textbook is really going to excel. ...this book should also serve as an excellent 'working reference' for geochemists, environmental scientists, and consultants."
- Dr. April L. Ulery
New Mexico State University, Las Cruces
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