This is a well produced hardback book. Chapter titles are: Basic principles, Equilibrium thermodynamics and kinetics, Acid-base equilibria, Oxidation-reduction reactions, Carbon chemistry, Isotopes, Environmental mineralogy, The atmospheric environment, The continental environment, The marine environment. Appendices are: Electronic structure and valences of the elements, Standard state (298.1 K, 105 Pa) thermodynamic data (for the elements, ions and solid phases), Ionic radii for different ions and, a Piper diagram outline. Finally there are answers to selected numerical questions posed in the text and a comprehensive index. Lest the purchaser feel short-changed by the above, the inside front cover contains a periodic table...

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