Nanoparticles are all around us, yet, until publication of Nanoparticles and the Environment there was no book with this theme. The contents of the book fulfil the ambitions of the title; it gives an overview on phenomena related to nanoparticles occurring in natural environments.

The book clearly demonstrates the importance of studies on the formation and dissolution of nanoparticles to the Earth science community. Firm bridges are established between mineralogical and geochemical knowledge and with other areas such as chemistry and materials science. The ‘nanosciences’ have been an emerging issue over two decades. The synthesis of nanostructures comprises one of...

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