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The second edition of this successful introductory textbook has been thoroughly updated to include substantial new information on the sources, transport, and fate of major classes of contaminants in terrestrial, freshwater, and marine systems. Contaminants are treated in a hierarchical context, from biochemical to biospheric levels of organization. Coverage also includes environmental risk and associated legislation. Complete with study questions and vignettes by various experts discussing special topics in ecotoxicology, Fundamentals of Ecotoxicology, Second Edition is an ideal introductory textbook for both undergraduate and graduate-level courses, as well as a valuable reference for professionals.