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Air Composition and Chemistry

Air Composition and Chemistry

2nd Edition

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Part of Cambridge Environmental Chemistry Series

  • Date Published: January 1996
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521459723

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  • This book is about the atmosphere and humanity's influence on it. For this new edition, Brimblecombe has rewritten and updated much of the book. In the early chapters, he discusses the geochemical, biological and maritime sources of the trace gases. Next, he examines the chemistry of atmospheric gases, suspended particles, and rainfall. After dealing with the natural atmosphere, he examines the sources of air pollution and its effects, with all scenarios updated from the last edition. Scenarios include decline in health, damage to plants and animals, indoor pollution, and acid rain. The final chapters, also revised, are concerned with the chemistry and evolution of the atmospheres of the planets of the solar system. Students with an interest in chemistry and the environmental sciences will find this book highly valuable.

    • Second edition of highly popular textbook
    • Rewritten and updated, providing most recent research results
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    Reviews & endorsements

    "...I recommend the book as essential reading to students embarking on a study of atmospheric chemistry or pollution..." Chemistry in Britain

    "...This must surely be one of the most useful texts of recent years and is essential reading for anyone interested in the atmosphere." Journal of Meteorology

    "...Brimblecombe is a lucid writer...I am most pleased to add this volume to my library and highly recommend it as a teaching tool." Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta

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    Product details

    • Edition: 2nd Edition
    • Date Published: January 1996
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521459723
    • length: 268 pages
    • dimensions: 235 x 191 x 14 mm
    • weight: 0.47kg
    • contains: 79 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. The atmosphere
    2. The natural components of air
    3. Gas phase chemistry of the atmosphere
    4. Aerosols
    5. The composition and chemistry of cloud droplets, rainfall and air-sea exchange
    6. Sources of pollution
    7. Effects of air pollution
    8. The upper atmosphere
    9. The atmospheres of the planets and their evolution

  • Author

    Peter Brimblecombe, University of East Anglia

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