This volume is the product of the Mineralogical Association of Canada’s short course on Mercury Sources, Measurements, Cycles, and Effects, which was held May 14–15, 2005. The goal of this short course, as stated by the volume editors, is to communicate recent advancements in the knowledge of geologic and anthropogenic sources of mercury, sampling, and analytical techniques, current understanding of cycling and transformation of mercury from both natural and anthropogenic sources, and effects of mercury on ecosystems and impacts on human health. In addition, one of the strengths of this volume is that most chapters not only highlight current knowledge,...

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