The goal of this ambitious volume is to “compile and review current information on arsenic from a variety of perspectives, including mineralogy, geochemistry, microbiology, toxicology and environmental engineering.” The last four centuries of industrialization and agricultural development have contaminated Earth’s habitable zone; thus, there is a pressing need for data and understanding of the behavior of arsenic in the environment. On the other hand, the coupling of arsenic and metals, particularly in gold occurrences, has led to arsenic-focused geochemical exploration methods for ore deposits. The positive and negative aspects of arsenic have led to the development of very separate communities...

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