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Counter General Energetics Energy in the Biosphere and Civilization Vaclav Smil Rather than focusing on specific aspects of the subject, this book offers a "supersynthesis," linking biosphere and civilizational aspects, while still retaining all relevant critical energy storages, flows, and conversions. In his treatment of biospheric civilizational energetics, Smil uses measurements of energy and power densities and intensities to provide an integrated framework for analyzing planetary energetics (solar radiation and geomorphic processes), bioenergetics (photosynthesis), and human energetics (metabolism and thermoregulation) traced from hunting-gathering and agricultural societies through modern day industrial civilization, concluding with the impact of modern energy use on environment and society. 1991 (0 471-62905-7) 384 pp. Aquatic Chemistry An Introduction Emphasizing Chemical Equilibria in Natural Waters Second Edition Werner Stumm and James J. Morgan This new edition of the recognized classic unites concepts and techniques with the growing amounts of data in the field, utilizing chemical equilibrium as the basic framework essential for a proper understanding of aquatic chemistry. New to this edition are an increased attention to steady-state dynamic models; a new chapter addressing environmental aspects of aquatic chemistry; new material on organic compounds in natural water systems; the latest advances in marine chemistry; and an expanded compilation of thermodynamic reaction data for natural water systems. 1981 (0 471-09173-1) 800 pp. Aquatic Chemical Kinetics Reaction Rates of Processes in Natural Waters Edited by Werner Stumm This volume is the natural adjunct to any introductory text, providing an understanding of the general principles of aquatic chemistry as well as a discussion of the application of kinetics to exploration of naturally occurring processes. Topics range from simple kinetic concepts and applications in natural water, soil, and geochemical systems through a discussion of environmental factors and rates of chemical transformations, chemical catalysis, and linear free-energy relationships. Beyond its illustration of basic principles and its discussion of kinetic analysis, this volume suggests and actually develops new engineering practices in the area of chemical kinetics in aquatic systems. 1990 (0 471-51029-7) 560 pp.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Pesticides Environmental aspects, Pollution Environmental aspects, Pollutants Environmental aspects